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Excessive nutrients in water bodies can offset gains made from reduced fossil fuel emissions

Excessive nutrients in water bodies can offset gains made from reduced fossil fuel emissions

Lake size and the quantity of nutrients in it drive how much greenhouse gases are emitted globally from lakes into the atmosphere, says a paper published this week in the journal Limnology and Oceanography Letters. The paper calls attention to the negative …Continue reading

Regional research fund on sea water use for agriculture suggested

Countries situated along the coastal belt in the region need to set up a fund to speed up research on the use of sea water for agriculture, Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal suggested during his address at the opening day …Continue reading

Third China Agro-Chemical Pakistan Summit Opens in Lahore

The third China Agro-Chemical (CAC) Pakistan Summit opened at the Lahore Expo Center on Monday. The event was inaugurated by Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal. The summit is being organized in collaboration with the Chinese Sub-Council for Chemical Industry (CCPIT CHEM). As many …Continue reading

Agricultural Project Could Convert Thar’s Desert Into Grasslands

Karachi University’s Institute of Sustainable Halophyte Utilization (ISHU) have inked an agreement with Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company to develop model cash crop cultivation farms in the Thar Desert to grow green fodder on an experimental basis. Researchers at the University of …Continue reading

Pakistan Among 5 Countries That Account for 90% of Wastewater Irrigated Farms, Study Finds

Pakistan is among five countries that account for almost 90 percent of farmland across the globe irrigated by sewage water, a study shows. China, India, Iran and Mexico are the other four countries where major portion of clean water from rivers and …Continue reading

New Report Highlights Pakistan’s Need to Adapt to Climate Change

A report launched by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) comes as a reminder about the potentially devastating impact of climate change on Asian countries under a business-as-usual scenario of up to 8.5 degree Celsius rise in global temperatures by the end of …Continue reading

Disappearing Forests

Pakistan’s forests are no longer what they used to be. At the time of partition, the country’s forest cover stood at 33 percent. By 1990, Pakistan’s forest cover had declined to 3.3 percent. Fast forward another quarter of a century, to 2015, …Continue reading

The Perils of Inaction on Climate Change

Extreme and erratic weather conditions, regular floods and lower agricultural outputs call for urgent adaptation reforms to counter the adverse effects of climate change in Pakistan. Currently, Pakistan ranks seventh in the 10 countries that are most affected by climate change globally, …Continue reading

Pakistan’s Cotton Emergency

Can technology solve the problem? Presenting a case study on Pakistan’s bleak cotton crop outlook and a need for new seed technologies. In Brief The whopping 28 percent decline in cotton yield during the last fiscal year (2015-16) shook everyone from government …Continue reading

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