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Climate change affecting desert ecosystem, livestock: experts

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In Pakistan, desert ecosystem is also not safe from the adverse effect of climate change and the weather conditions sometimes become so harsh that it makes life of people and their livestock miserable, said the Climate change and conservation experts.The deserts of Thar and Cholistan are most affected by climate change and varying rainfall patterns […]…Read More

Climate change playing havoc with cotton production in Pakistan and affecting its economy

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article image Heavy rainfall, high temperatures and major pest outbreaks have taken a heavy toll on Pakistan’s cotton growing districts of Punjab and Sindh province this year. The Ministry of Textile Industry has expressed concern over the drop in cotton production by 28 per cent during 2015-16 caused by climate change-induced phenomena. The erratic weather has proved lethal for the production of cotton, one of the country’s key cash crops. Last year was the…Read More

Climate change affecting economic survival

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The climate change does not only threaten Pakistan’s food security, but it also posed a threat to Pakistan’s economic survival, that needs to be tackled with a wiser approach, Chairman Peoples Agricultural Commission Dr Amir Mohammad Khan has said. "The climate change is one of the biggest challenges faced by the agricultural sector, while the best strategies to combat this is developing climate zones and introducing supplementary irrigation for sustainable…Read More

Plastic bags affecting environment

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Masses in Pakistan should reduce pollution in the environment at least with their minimum efforts by discouraging the use of plastic bags which are not only dangerous for health but also emit hazardous effects in the environment.According to a research, a substandard plastic bag takes hundreds of years to get decomposed, and till that time it remains in the environment causing very hazardous impact on our routine life.Experts say that there is a desperate need to raise…Read More

Energy, water paucity affecting 70pc population

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STAFF REPORT LHR: Lack of political will to address energy, water and food shortages is a cause for concern provided that the country’s population is expected to double in 25 years."Engineers are not political decision-makers and people making decisions are often unaware of technical issues," said Dr Bernard Amadei, the United States science envoy, while talking to the media here.He added that if the problems were merely technical they would have been solved by now.He said that he…Read More

Experts warn of climate change affecting fish catch

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Climate change is affecting fish catch in Pakistani waters as elsewhere in the world, as changes have been observed in the timing and duration of fishing seasons in the studies recently carried out in Jiwani, Keti Bunder and Kharo Chan districts."Changes in sea surface temperature may have both negative and positive impacts on fish population as predator and prey populations across species stand to be affected, including microbial zooplankton," said Ali Dehlavi,…Read More

Australian sheep saga affecting livestock trade

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The unresolved Australian sheep issue in Pakistan starts affecting the trade in livestock badly as import of sacrificial animals may not sustain this year, while Australia has restricted its exports of livestock to only small vessels and single destination."The Australian sheep imported for the first time in such a large number has damaged the existing trade of livestock globally specially in Pakistan and Australia," an official close to this development said. …Read More

Changed rain patterns affecting birds breeding cycle

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The changing rain pattern is having disastrous effects on numerous species of indigenous birds, with many of them being unable to breed due to this year’s delayed monsoon rains."The global warming, altering temperatures and changes in climate have resulted in delayed monsoons rains, which have led to a number of species - including birds, mammals, reptiles and insects - missing their breeding season," said Hussain Bakhsh Bhagat, Project Director at the Sindh…Read More

Climate change affecting Pak mango production

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article image STAFF REPORT FBD: Owning to climate change in Pakistan especially in the mango growing areas, mango growers and experts fear reduction in the overall yield by at least 30 per cent as well as decrease in mango exports."In 2011, the Pakistani mango growers succeeded in making a breakthrough in exporting to the US. However, this year, with the fall in yield, they stand to lose this advantage," All Pakistan Fruit and Vegetable Exporters, Importers and Merchant Association (PFVA) Chairman…Read More