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    Greenhouse Farming In Hyderabad

  • Dutch court orders govt to cut greenhouse gas emissions

    THE HAGUE: A Dutch court ordered on Wednesday the state to slash greenhouse gas emissions nationwide by at least 25 per cent by 2020, in a case that could serve as a blueprint for activists around the world...

    “The court orders the state to reduce the overall volume of greenhouse gas emissions in such a way that they are at least 25 per cent less in 2020 compared to 1990,” judge Hans Hofhuis said as the courtroom erupted in cheers...

  • World in ‘uncharted territory’ as greenhouse gases hit new high: UN

    GENEVA: Concentrations of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere hit a new high in 2014, the UN said on Monday, warning the resulting climate change was moving the world into “uncharted territory”...

    In its annual report on Earth-warming greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the World Meteorological Organisation said concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane and nitrous oxide once again broke records last...

  • US sees progress in talks on greenhouse gases

    KIGALI (Rwanda): Talks on a global pact to cut greenhouse gases used in refrigerators and air conditioners are making progress, said the United States Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday, raising hopes for a breakthrough against climate change...

    India, the world’s third largest emitter of greenhouse gases, is under pressure to speed up its plans for cutting HFCs...

  • Nearly 200 nations agree binding deal to cut greenhouse gases

    Nearly 200 nations hammered out a legally binding deal to cut back on greenhouse gases used in refrigerators and air conditioners, a Rwandan minister announced to loud cheers on Saturday, in a major step against climate change...

    The deal, which includes the world's two biggest economies, the United States and China, divides countries into three groups with different deadlines to reduce the use of factory-made hydrofluorocarbon (HFC)...

  • Greenhouse gases surged to new highs worldwide last year: report

    TAMPA: Planet-warming greenhouse gases surged to new highs as abnormally hot temperatures swept the globe and ice melted at record levels in the Arctic last year due to climate change, a major US report said on Wednesday...

    Here are its key findings: Last year, the three most dangerous greenhouse gases released into Earth’s atmosphere — carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide -- reached new record highs...

  • Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere hit new high: UN

    The levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the main driver of climate change, have hit a new record high, the United Nations (UN) said on Thursday, warning that the time to act was running out...

    Special Report: Why climate change is a real threat for Pakistan“Without rapid cuts in CO2 and other greenhouse gases, climate change will have increasingly destructive and irreversible impacts on life on Earth,” the head of the World...

  • Greenhouse gases accelerated to new peak last year, says UN

    GENEVA: Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere hit a new record in 2018, exceeding the average yearly increase of the last decade and reinforcing increasingly damaging weather patterns, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said on Monday...

    The UN agency’s Greenhouse Gas Bulletin is one of a series of studies to be published ahead of a UN climate change summit being held in Madrid next week, and is expected to guide discussions...

  • Greenhouse gas levels reach record high, says UN

    GENEVA: Greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere reached record levels last year, the United Nations said on Monday in a stark warning ahead of the COP26 summit about worsening global warming...

    The UN’s World Meteorological Organisation said that continued rising greenhouse gas emissions would result in more extreme weather and wide-ranging impacts on the environment, the economy and humanity...

  • Greenhouse gas emissions likely to go up: ADB

    ISLAMABAD: Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the waste sector in Pakistan are expected to increase substantially in the coming years, coupled with rapid population growth and urbanisation, while no mitigation actions have been suggested for the sector in the country’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) submitted under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which the country signed in 1994, said a report of...

  • Olive farming takes root in Potohar region

    Now, 52, the farmer did not see his economic condition improve until he took the difficult decision five years ago to turn to olive farming – then an alien practice in the area...

    Like Tajamal, there are scores of other farmers in the Potohar region who have switched to olive farming as the Punjab government has resolved to turn Potohar into an olive valley and is fully facilitating the growers...

  • Dynamics of date farming in Khairpur

    Most of the country’s produce comes from Sindh, where date farming is spread over 75,000 acres...

    The tremendous growth in date farming took place just after the Sukkur barrage was completed in the mid-1930s as the irrigated soil became more conducive for date palm...

  • Sustainable farming needed for food security: FAO

    ISLAMABAD: More productive and sustainable farming systems need to be developed to meet growing food demand, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) report said on Monday...

    In many countries that approach has resulted in severe environmental impacts, including massive deforestation, depletion of soil and water and high levels of greenhouse gas emissions, it said...

  • Flattened by erratic rain, Pakistani farmers ditch crop farming

    Heavily in debt and tired of struggling against the worsening effects of climate change, some farmers have decided to abandon crop farming altogether, instead turning to raising cattle and poultry as more reliable sources of income...

    ”Of the dozens of farmers in Punjab province who spoke with the foundation, most have already reduced their crop farming activities and started raising animals...

  • Date farming, processing unit being set up in DI Khan

    In this regard, the board has undertaken measures for setting up a modern date farming and processing unit in Dera Ismail Khan...

    About 1,000 acres of land has been identified for investors to establish a modern date farming and processing unit in DI Khan, with the operational capacity of 50 tons a day, said the board’s vice-chairman Senator Mohsin Aziz in a statement here on Wednesday...

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