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  • Melting glaciers pose threat to Swat region

    MINGORA: The glaciers in Swat are melting fast due to rising temperature, local people say...

    The residents of the hilly areas and shepherds, who stay at the alpine glacial zones in Swat, said that they observed that glaciers had become thinner...

  • Melting of glaciers caused floods in Gilgit-Baltistan: PM

    GILGIT: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Thursday the flash floods that ravaged parts of Gilgit-Baltistan were primarily caused by rapid melting of glaciers...

    “People of the area have always rendered valuable services for development and progress of Pakistan,” he said and added the government would not leave them alone at this critical juncture...

  • Chitral floods: Why melting glaciers may not be the cause

    GLOFs are floods caused by valley glaciers melting because of warmer temperatures in the summer months, and forming lakes – hidden or visible – which then break out of the moraine and ice that dams them...

    The local villagers were worried about the possibility of their valley glacier, perched high above on a mountain ridge, melting again because of high temperatures in the summers...

  • German assistance to monitor melting glaciers

    ISLAMABAD: The German government, through its KfW Development Bank, has provided a grant of six million euros to Pakistan for monitoring over 5,000 melting glaciers in northern parts of the country, which contribute to about 80 per cent of river flow...

    The grant will be provided to the Water & Power Development Authority (Wapda) for the Project Glacial Monitoring for Energy and Water Security in Pakistan for telemetric equipment in...

  • Floods caused by melting glaciers wreak havoc in GB

    GILGIT: The floods caused by melting glaciers continued to swell streams and rivers across Gilgit-Baltistan on Saturday, damaging houses, crops, bridges and roads...

    Authorities said floods from melting glacier in Bazgang nullah continued on the third day on Saturday, with debris brought by it damaged over 40 houses in Tumik area of Rondu valley of Skardu, forcing residents to migrate to safe places...

  • Himalayan glaciers melting twice as fast as 20-40 years ago

    WASHINGTON: Him­alayan glaciers are melting twice as fast now as they were before the turn of the century, according to a new study that relied on recently declassified Cold War-era satellite imagery...

    The study, which appeared in Science Advances, is the latest indication that climate change is eating the Himalayan glaciers, threatening water supplies for hundreds of millions of people downstream across South Asia...

  • Glaciers in Pakistan face new threat from highways’ black carbon

    KHUNJERAB PASS: This border outpost on the Karakoram Highway, slashed through the glacier-strewn Karakoram mountains to join China and Pakistan by road, boasts a new world record: it has the world’s highest automated bank teller machine...

    At the border post, the highest paved international crossing in the world, more than a dozen diesel semi-trailer trucks now crawl over the pass each day, and hundreds of vehicles crowded with...

  • Melting of ice

    President Ghani’s frequent outbursts and blaming Pakistan for each incident of violence in his country did not help...

    The recent meeting in Kabul took forward the discussions between Pakistan and Afghanistan...

  • Melting of dead animals fat: CDGL team held hostage by factory owner

    LAHORE: A factory owner allegedly made a City District Government Lahore team and some media persons hostage on Saturday after it raided a plant being operated for melting fat of the dead animals in a locality of Raiwind near Rohi Drain...

    Since some media persons were also accompanying the team, it started raiding the factories one by one for melting fats of dead animals (cattle, horses and donkeys) by burning leather, plastic pipes...

  • Scientists worried by depleting water resources, glacier melting

    PESHAWAR: Scientists at a seminar on Thursday expressed concern about the depleting water resources and rapid melting of glaciers saying they’ve caused rapid increase in temperatures and thus, rendering population vulnerable to floods and polluting environment and endangering productivity of crops...

    Dr Ghulam Rasul, director-general of the Pakistan Metrological Department, told participants that the situation with regard to dwindling...

  • Scientists develop slow-melting ice cream

    LONDON: The summer scourge of sticky hands could become a thing of the past as British researchers announced the discovery of an ingredient to make slow-melting ice cream on Monday...

    The protein BslA, which occurs naturally in some food, helps to blend the components of ice cream to make it smoother and more resistant to melting...

  • ‘MQM sitting on ice block, melting away because of influx into city’

    They know that they are sitting on an ice block, melting away because of others migrating here,” he concluded...

    Karamat Ali of the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research, during his presentation on ‘Labour migration: consequences of citizenship and governance in Karachi’ backed Dr Bengali while adding that all over the world settlers tried to eliminate the indigenous local population followed by entering politics... ...

  • Arctic sea ice melting faster than forecast, say researchers

    COPENHAGEN: The Arctic sea ice is melting faster than climate models had predicted, researchers at the University of Copenhagen warned on Tuesday...

    Another group of researchers recently concluded that the melting of Greenland’s ice cap has gone so far that it is now irreversible, with snowfall no longer able to compensate for the loss of ice even if global warming were to end today...

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