Urbanization threatening biodiversity

THE BIODIVERSITY and the urbanization equation is not an enigma for both social and life scientists. The impacts of urbanization on biodiversity are unremitting and relentless. The urbanization is the rise in the proportion of people living in urban areas, and the ways in which each society adapts to deal with this change.

The world is facing intensified upsurge in urbanization and has therefore caused multifaceted impacts on biodiversity, environment, and the society etc. It is said

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Research on invasive species threatening environ stressed

STAFF REPORT KHI: Invasive species have emerged as a major problem in many countries with boost in trade and traffic volume affecting their ecology, economy and health, said marine experts at an international workshop recently held in Karachi.

The three-day workshop on Bio-invasion and ballast water management’ was organised by Saarc Coastal Zone Management Centre in collaboration with Climate Change Division. It was informed at the event that a number of invasive species have been

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Rising e-waste in Lahore threatening environment

STAFF REPORT LHR: With no proper arrangements or a system to scientifically destroy electronic waste (e-waste) containing dangerous and toxic components such as mercury, cadmium and lead, serious environmental hazards are increasing especially in Lahore.
The Punjab Environment Protection Department (EPD), City District Government Lahore (CDGL) and Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) have so far failed to initiate any practical move to combat this growing danger. In the world,

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Smuggled Iranian LPG threatening local sector

STAFF REPORT LHR: Terming smuggling or under-invoiced imports from Iran a threat to the organised liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) sector and public health in Pakistan, the LPG Marketing Association has said the supply chain operates on fixed margins after procurement from producers.
"The price of LPG is determined by producers and not marketing companies. Technically, the government fixes the LPG rates as 63 per cent of the gas produced is sold by public sector companies," the

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Untreated wastewater threatening environment, agriculture l and s

Nabeel Khan Niazi

ISLAMABAD: The untreated release of contaminated wastewater from various industriesand municipal supplies into soil and water bodies has emerged as a major environmental, social and public health concerns while the implementation of relevant laws is virtually at zero level, thus forcing Pakistan to facing an accumulative loss of billions of rupees per annum to the national kitty in addition to causing various human diseases.

A fresh data prepared by the Punjab

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