Agricultural lands, forests should not be used for construction: PM

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan this week directed to make preparations for biggest plantation drive during this year’s monsoon season and said that agricultural lands as well as those reserved for forests should not be used for construction in any way.He gave this direction while presiding over a meeting of the National Coordination Committee for […]

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PM Imran Khan lauds President Xi Jinping’s leadership, thanks him for strong Environment Day message

China Economic Net Islamabad: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan this week lauded Chinese President Xi Jinping’s leadership and expressed gratitude for his strong message on the World Environment Day, hosted by Pakistan. In a tweet, PM Khan said: “I thank President Xi’s strong message on World Environment Day 2021 hosted by Pakistan reflecting our commitment […]

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UK set to loosen rules for gene-edited crops and animals

Erik Stokstad When Boris Johnson became prime minister of the United Kingdom in 2019, he pledged to “liberate the U.K.’s extraordinary bioscience sector from anti–genetic modification rules.” The country had to hew to strict European biotech regulations until it finalized its divorce from the European Union in January. Next month, the government is widely expected […]

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Climate fight needs China-US cooperation

Liu Yuanling Sino-US relations are at a historic low. Although the Joe Biden administration’s China policy is different from the confrontationist policy of the previous administration, there are no signs of improvement in bilateral ties.Under such circumstances, holding discussions on climate change actions would be a good way to resume Sino-US cooperation. Indeed, Sino-US cooperation […]

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Ambassador MATSUDA appreciates PM Khan’s initiative of establishing Japanese style Miyawaki forests in Pakistan

Newswire Islamabad: MATSUDA Kuninori, the Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, has expressed his deep appreciation for Prime Minister Imran Khan’s initiative of adopting the Japanese Miyawaki planting technique in the country’s urban localities to fight environmental pollution. The Ambassador, while lauding the PM Khan’s vision for Green Pakistan, in a statement on Tuesday, said that […]

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Japan helps Pakistan in setting up weather surveillance radars to forecast natural disasters

Newswire Islamabad: The government of Japan is assisting Pakistan in installation of weather surveillance radars to upgrade its forecast capacity and help reduce effects of natural disasters, particularly urban flooding.With cooperation of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the weather surveillance radars have already been installed in Islamabad and Karachi, with few others planned to be […]

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Italy: Rome’s wild animals enjoy a peaceful Palatine Hill

Rome: Animals are once again the winners as the Palatine Hill closes to visitors. Wild animals and birds have welcomed the closure of Parco Colosseo, the archaeological park comprising the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and Domus Aurea. With Italy’s museums and cultural sites closed due to the latest covid-19 restrictions, the Parco Colosseo animals […]

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Northern Areas landscapes among most beautiful in the world: Dr Christian Turner

Islamabad: British High Commissioner Dr Christian Turner has said that Pakistan’s Northern Areas landscapes were some of the most beautiful in the world. In a video message, he said: “This is my first visit to Pakistan’s Northern Areas. The landscapes are some of the most beautiful in the world. But climate change is also impacting […]

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Making oxygen before life: Oxygen can form directly from carbon dioxide

Covert Report Islamabad: About one fifth of Earth’s atmosphere is oxygen, pumped out by green plants as a result of photosynthesis and used by most living things on the planet to keep our metabolisms running.But before the first photosynthesizing organisms appeared about 2.4 billion years ago, the atmosphere likely contained mostly carbon dioxide, as is […]

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Italy: Venice activists celebrate as cruise ships steer clear of canal city

Venice: Venice activists are celebrating the decision by two major cruise operators to drop the lagoon city from their itineraries, for the rest of the year at least. MSC Cruises and Costa Crociere both announced in recent days that their Mediterranean cruises will now depart from Genoa and Trieste instead of Venice. MSC resumed sailing […]

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Xi’s vision of eco-protection guides China’s green development

Hangzhou: Every day, thousands of tourists board a train in a small village in east China’s Zhejiang Province for a sight-seeing trip that takes them to various household-run plantations. While offering visitors an exhilarating scenery, Lujia Village invariably impresses them with its achievements in eco-protection. Garbage sorting is extensively practiced in the village, which also […]

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