Environment/Climate Change

Rizwan A Khan Gilgit-Baltistan region is facing serious challenge of the air pollution due to ever increasing emissions of green house gases in the narrow mountainous valleys of the Upper Indus Basin (UIB). The primary source  of air pollution is the mushroom growth of the Non-custom …

At a two-hour drive rough over broken roads from Chitral town, lies Garam Chashma. This is where hot springs bubble up from deep inside the neighbouring mountains that tower over this sleepy town. The broken roads are due to the recent flooding in the area. …

Climate change spells a hotter, drier and wetter future for the Himalayas, says Arun B. Shrestha. As more heat-trapping greenhouse gases (GhG) and short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP) accumulate in the atmosphere, there is little hope of reining in climate change. Already there is strong evidence …

Communities living in northern Pakistan face the brunt of climate change induced disasters, leading to deaths, and the destruction of livelihoods and infrastructure Climate change-induced natural hazards in the Upper Indus Basin (UIB) of Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region of Pakistan have started severely affecting …

  Peer Muhammad Culture, traditions, rituals, and even the very existence of endangered indigenous Kalash communities are threatened by the increasing effects of climate change. The communities are in three valleys of the Chitral district in the foothills of the Hindu Kush mountain range of …

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