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As poverty declines in Pakistan, stunting levels remain constant

As poverty declines in Pakistan, stunting levels remain constant

A new  World Bank report paints a grim picture of efforts undertaken over the last two decades to tackle stunted growth in children. Rates of diarrhea and related stunting in children have remained constant in Pakistan over the past 15 years despite …Continue reading

Scientists say there may be huge underground lake near Martian South Pole

Liquid water is one of the most important ingredients for life. Scientists have long suspected that there is liquid water near the polar caps on Mars but there has been no evidence to prove it — until now. A paper recently published …Continue reading

Is Pakistan running out of fresh water?

The sight of water flowing from taps may soon be a luxury, with people having to queue up at tankers for just a bucket load of water for their daily needs. Meanwhile, affluent neighbourhoods in gated communities may install desalination plants paid …Continue reading

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

Peshawar Team Set to Attend International Synthetic Biology Contest

A team of undergraduate students from Pakistan will be competing in the International Genetically Engineered Machines Competition (iGEM) 2017. The event will be held between November 9 and November 13 in the United States. Supported by the Directorate of Science and Technology …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

Diversifying Pakistan’s Water Resources

Pakistan’s water plight is much more serious than previously believed. The current tension between Pakistan and India over the Indus Water Treaty has brought the country’s water shortages into focus again. It is now more evident than ever that Pakistan must become …Continue reading

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