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  • 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 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...

  • Living Colours: ‘Garbage, animal waste is polluting our glaciers’

    The three glaciers of Concordia – Baltoro, Biafo and Godwin Austen – are one of the largest freshwater resources in the world...

    While this state of affairs has gone unchecked for many years, a small group of concerned locals and passionate mountain-lovers have come together to form High Altitude Sustainability Pakistan (HASP); a trust that aims to clean up the glacier and promote the rights of local guides and porters...

  • 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...

    Zainab's father, Siraj-ul-Mulk, who has been a pilot for most of his life and can recognise monsoon clouds, suggested that the monsoon has shifted to higher altitudes from upper Punjab all the way to Chitral, Skardu and Gilgit; it...

  • 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...

  • Glaciers melt to lowest level on record: study

    PARIS: Glaciers worldwide have shrunk to levels not seen in 120 years of record-keeping, with melt-off accelerating in the first decade of the 21st century, according to a study released on Monday...

    On average, glaciers currently lose between 50 to 150 centimetres of thickness every year, reported the study, published in the Journal of Glaciology...

  • Indian Court grants Himalayan glaciers status of 'living entities'

    An Indian court has recognised Himalayan glaciers, lakes and forests as “legal persons” in an effort to curb environmental destruction, weeks after it granted similar status to the country's two most sacred rivers...

    In a decision that aims to widen environmental protections in the mountainous region, the court granted the legal standing to glaciers Gangotri and Yamunotri that feed India's venerated Ganga and Yamuna rivers, which won...

  • 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...

    According to a press release issued by ISPR, the relief operation by Pakistan Army continued in affected areas of Ishkoman valley despite bad weather...

  • 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...

  • Disaster management bodies to inspect Chitral’s 17 glaciers

    PESHAWAR: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) have decided to carry out physical inspection of at least 17 potentially dangerous glaciers of Chitral district soon...

    Talking to reporters at the cabinet room of the Civil Secretariat, NDMA chairman Lieutenant General Mohammad Afzal said the relevant federal and provincial authorities were alert about the melting of...

  • Pakistan cruise to number three in Test rankings

    But following Sunday’s result, Alastair Cook’s men have dropped behind Pakistan on fourth position, while West Indies, after gaining three points, has reduced gap with seventh-placed India to 14 points...

    Pakistan, which faces Bangladesh in the second and final Test in Mirpur on Wednesday, must win to retain its latest Test ranking...

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