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Gilgit: A group of local researchers and mountaineers while challenging the theory of ‘Karakoram Anomaly’, have launched their own research drive in a bid to disprove the theory, saying that the ground situation suggests that the glaciers in the Karakoram range also retreat over the …

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. …

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 …

Expansion of small hydropower and microgrids could tackle poverty in remote mountainous villages in the Hindu Kush Himalayas Life is tough in the remote villages of the Hindu Kush Himalayas of northern Pakistan, far from the reach of power grids and at the mercy of …

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