Chitral— Environmentalists as well as social circles of Chitral are shocked over shooting on Alpine Ibex by Ibrar Hussain, former minister for environment. The minister while visiting Chitral opened fire on Markhors at Tosh, what authorities call an aerial firing. It is illegal to hunt markhor in Chitral and the law was broken by a man who was supposed to inspire others to protect the environment as well as the law. Read more about Minister for Environment opens fire on rare Alpine Ibex
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a UN-established body on climate change, has released parts of its landmark Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) on climate change. Scientists from dozens of countries are now certain more than ever that climate is changing; the earth is getting hotter; and that human contribution to the changes in the climate system is clearer as well as significant. Read more about The Globe is getting hotter in Climate Change
Ecoholic: WWF and ACCA Pakistan call for entries for Pakistan Environmental Reporting Award
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Pakistan and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Pakistan (ACCA) have invited organizations to submit their reports for Pakistan Environmental Reporting Award.
The reports may include annual, social, and environmental or sustainability reports— reports disclosing information that depicts the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of organizations.
28 November 2012 – Temperatures this year are the ninth highest on record since 1850 despite the effect of La Niña, a meteorological phenomenon which is supposed to have a cooling influence on the Earth’s atmosphere, says a new United Nations report released today.
High temperatures were accompanied by unprecedented melting of the Arctic sea ice and multiple weather and climate extremes which affected many parts of the world. The findings are among the highlights of the provisional UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) statement on the state of the global climate, which provides an annual snapshot of weather and climate events around the world. Read more about Climate change is taking place before our eyes: UN Report