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Pakistan’s 'shocking' spring heat drives up water use, health risks

May 31 2018

ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nawabshah, a city in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province, made headlines last month when it hit what may be a new record world temperature for April: 50.2 degrees (122 degrees Fahrenheit), according to the World Meteorological Organization.

Shorter, hotter, earlier: Shrinking spring slashes Pakistani harvests

May 21 2018

MARDAN, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Adil Khan’s hopes for a good harvest are fading again this year as he inspects his orchard of apricot and loquat trees in the mountains of Pakistan’s northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

Pakistan moves to curb urban air pollution after high court ruling

Apr 30 2018

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistan’s environmental protection agency is installing air quality monitors and warning factories to add pollution filters after a panel of the country’s top judges ordered the government to detail its efforts to control worsening air pollution.

In sniffling Islamabad, pollen allergies soar as spring brings less rain

Apr 09 2018

ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With the approach of springtime, most residents in this capital city look forward to trading in snow and icy weather for milder temperatures and blossoming flowers and trees.

As Islamabad's trees disappear, its children lead a green offensive

Mar 27 2018

ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Upset by the felling of many of Islamabad’s trees – victims of rapid urbanization - the city's children are fighting back with a tree planting drive.

Pakistan's wheat farmers saved by timely weather forecast

Feb 07 2018

ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In early November last year, Muhammad Islam was surprised by news from the Pakistan Meteorological Department.

Cooperation to curb Asia’s climate risks still too rare: scientists

Jan 08 2018

KATHMANDU (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When heavy monsoon rains triggered unprecedented flooding last August in the area around western Nepal’s Babai and West Rapti rivers, the swollen waters crossed the border into India within a few hours.

FEATURE-As trees fall to development in Islamabad, protesters fight back

Dec 10 2017

ISLAMABAD, Dec 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A decade ago, artist Suleman Shams left Lahore and moved his family to Pakistan’s tree-lined capital, drawn by the city's green and peaceful character.

With early warning, Karachi cools a heatwave threat

Nov 09 2017

KARACHI, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When an unseasonal and potentially deadly heatwave loomed on weather forecasts last month, authorities in this port city took an unusual step: They issued a public warning, a full week in advance.

FEATURE-After an August drenching, Karachi confronts rising flood risk

Oct 17 2017

KARACHI, Pakistan, Oct 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In late August, a month’s worth of rain fell on Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi in two days, leaving residents wading through waist-deep water, amid stalled vehicles and the bodies of dead animals floating through the streets.

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