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Global shame: 597 million Indians still defecate in the open

Global shame: 597 million Indians still defecate in the open

ISLAMABAD: India continues to be the country with the highest number of people (597 million) defecating in the open. Nearly 1 billion people worldwide defecate in the open and 82% of them live in just 10 countries, says a report ...

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China uses drones to fight pollution

China uses drones to fight pollution

ISLAMABAD: China is using drones to inspect heavily polluted areas for pollution emissions, Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection Zhai Qing has said. Speaking at a panel discussion with political advisors from science circles, Zhai said drones had been dispatched to ...

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Pakistan ranks second for highest rate of deforestation

Pakistan ranks second for highest rate of deforestation

  ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is experiencing the worlds’ second highest rate of deforestation and the country is losing its rangelands, forests, freshwaters and marine ecosystems at an alarming rate. Ex-Vice Chancellor Qauid-e-Azam University and Advisor COMSTECH, Prof. Dr. Qasim Jan said ...

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CDA chief approves Rs 15 mln for up‑gradation of public parks

CDA chief approves Rs 15 mln for up‑gradation of public parks

By Taimoor Iqbal Jadoon Islamabad: Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA), Maroof Afzal has approved an amount of Rs. 15 million for repair, maintenance and up‑gradation of 46 parks and kids play areas in five sectors of I and G series. ...

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Kill black rhino to help save rhinos

Kill black rhino to help save rhinos

A permit to hunt and kill an endangered Black Rhino in Namibia has been sold at a US auction for $350,000 (£212,000). The Dallas Safari Club in Texas sparked outrage last year after it announced it would be raising cash ...

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Humans may have caused world’s worst earthquakes

Humans may have caused world’s worst earthquakes

PTI LONDON: Some of the world’s largest and most deadly recent earthquakes were not natural disasters at all but were caused by human activities such as mining, reservoir construction and oil and gas extraction, scientists say. A global study of ...

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Ocean acidity to more than double by 2100

Ocean acidity to more than double by 2100

Ocean acidity will more than double by 2100, major United Nations climate report predicts Ocean acidity is likely to more than double in the next century, United Nations scientists predicted as a new report claimed greenhouse gas emissions will reach ...

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UN says Philippine typhoon death toll 4,460, govt disputes figure

AFP MANILA: The United Nations said Friday the death toll from a super typhoon in the Philippines was at least 4,460, citing regional officials, but the national disaster council maintained a much lower figure. The UN’s Office for the Coordination ...

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Canada ranks top bird killers – wind turbines not even close to top

Canada ranks top bird killers – wind turbines not even close to top

By Cynthia Shahan Billion dollar businesses and billion dollar interests have a lot of money they can use to attack their up-and-coming competitors. Even if those competitors are driven by clear thinking and clean energy, money directed in an effective ...

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