Climate Change

Air quality monitoring gadget installed in Peshawar

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has installed the first Internet of Things (IoT) based air quality monitoring gadget in Peshawar.

Negative Impact: Unplanned housing schemes pose threats to agricultural land

The PDA says out of Peshawars' 74 housing schemes only 5 are registered. The Supreme Court was informed on Oct 2018 that there are 208 unregistered or illegal housing schemes in KP
Plastic bags on the surface of irrigation canal in Gulbahar

Plastic bags continue to pollute environment despite ban

Plastic bags are cheap to produce, easy to carry and store that’s why the flimsy carrier bags have captured almost 100 per cent of KP markets.

Team up to save water before it’s too late: Experts

KP has started charging Rs1 per litre from water companies in light of the Supreme Court judgment.

Chitral needs alternative energy sources to protect forests

Spring tree plantation campaign has been initiated in Chitral and in this regard a ceremony was arranged near the Chitral Airport.

‘Today 2.1 billion people live without safe water’

Water is vital for survival and,helps protect and environmental health.Our bodies,our cities,our agriculture and our ecosystems all depend on it

Environmental hazards in Peshawar unlikely to end with BRT completion

The BRT in Peshawar is under criticism due to ill-planning, while the claims made in its PC-1 about environment protection are unlikely to be materialised.
Adnan Ahmad inspects dying bees at his farm in Nowshera district. PHOTO: Hidayat Khan

Honey bees unable to bear shocks of climate change

The apiarist said he has lost almost 40 % of bees unexpectedly during the summer season, which says was due to extreme weather conditions – rising temperature, dust storms, erratic rain patterns.
Smoke Emits from brick kiln in Sarband, Peshawar.

Peshawar’s Brick Kilns Poisoning the Environment

Pulmonologists said due to emission the brick kilns workers and people in surrounding areas get various diseases like narrowing down of lungs vesicles, premature ageing and eyes disease.

FAO, SDC to develop ‘first State of food security and Nutrition in Pakistan’ report

This will be the first national-level State of Food Security and Nutrition in Pakistan report prepared along the lines of FAO’s annual flagship report on the global and regional level.

#Doable PSC 2019: Journalists share best practices for reporting on climate security

Experts shared tips with 15 reporters from developing countries on how to use innovative storytelling techniques to improve coverage of climate security

WSSP warns hospitals against dumping wastes in its containers

The Water and Sanitation Services Peshawar (WSSP) has asked the public sector and private hospitals to stop using its bins for dumping wastes.

‘Rapid environmental changes posing serious challenges to national development’

Eco Summit 2019, an environment summit kicked off at the University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Peshawar on Wednesday.

Chief Minister announces ban on use of polythene bags

He also directed for constitution of a committee to suggest an alternate solution against the use of polythene bags.

UN increasing institutional capacity to better understand climate security nexus

Said Nazir The climate security component is something that is increasingly becoming important among the member...

Water accounting is essential for better water management in Pakistan

A team of national and international experts conducted five day training on water accounting principles for better water management in Pakistan

‘Mohmand Dam to affect water supplies to farms in Charsadda’

Farmers fear that after the construction of the dam, the flow of Khyali River will reduce and resultantly, there will be no water available for thousands acres arable land.

Pakistan’s rising temperatures are worsening its dengue crisis

In 2017, a total of 25000 were tested positive for dengue virus out of which 73 people lost their lives across in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Artist aims to bring climate change awareness through his paintings

Ali Sajid, an artist in Peshawar, says he aims to bring awareness among the people about the impacts of climate change through his art.

Mamozai tribe seeks early return, rehabilitation of IDPs

The Mamozai IDPs, who were displaced in Operation Khyber-1, have been living in Camps for the last ten years.