Category: Envi /Climate Change

Glacier in Northern Pakistan Increasing

Peer Muhammad A fresh research by four scientists have given a further endorsement to the theory of Karakoram anomaly, believing that the glaciers’ mass are increasing with decreasing in melting in the Hindukush-Karakoram Himalaya region, with a negative effect of almost 7 percent on the water inflowsin River Indus at Tarbela Dam from the glaciers […]

Who should pay for damage associated with climate change – and who should be compensated?

A ‘cosmopolitan’ approach to climate justice is needed, with a focus on individual human beings and their needs and rights – rather than pegging nationality to moral worth   Hurricanes in the Caribbean and deadly floods across South Asia have once again raised the issue of climate justice. The association between such events and climate change is now beyond serious question: we […]

What happens when glaciers and rivers collide?

In most alpine areas, scientists are concerned that global warming and retreating ice will swell glacial lakes and increase the risk of floods downstream. In the Karakoram Mountains of northern Pakistan, the remote Shimshal Valley has the same concerns, but for a somewhat different reason. Several of the glaciers that flow into this valley surge, meaning that they […]

BALTISTAN WILDLIFE CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION AMONG 15 WINNERS OF EQUATOR PRIZE 2017

Skardu: “Baltistan Wildlife Conservation and Development Organization (BWCDO)” has been chosen as one of the 15 winners of the UNDP and Equator Prize 2017. This is the first time that the UNDP, Equator Prize has been awarded any organization from Pakistan which is Baltistan Wildlife Conservation and Development Organization (BWCDO). A total of 806 nominations […]

Chitral pioneers community hydropower schemes

Pakistan’s Chitral Valley has become a success model for community development with people in the area operating small hydropower plants and helping execute new ones to meet their electricity needs Unconnected to the national grid and shunned by major investors, the local community in Pakistan’s Chitral Valley has for decades been involved in the generation […]

With glaciers melting faster in the face of climate change, flood risk is rising and early warnings will be key

By Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio ISLAMABAD, Aug 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Pakistan will invest $8.5 million to expand a network of glacier monitoring stations tracking the pace of glacial melt in the Hindu Kush, Karakoram and Himalayan mountain ranges, in an effort to strengthen early warning systems and reduce the impact of flooding […]