The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Aga Khan Planning and Building Service, Pakistan (AKPBS,P) – an agency of Aga Khan Development Network – have launched a new Water and Hygiene Improvement Project in Murtazaabad, Hunza Valley. The project is launched in celebration of World Toilet Day drawing attention to the fact that 2.5 billion people worldwide do not have access to adequate sanitation.
The Water and Hygiene Improvement Project will install house and communal clean drinking water tap stands that meet standards set by World Health Organization(WHO). Read more about USAID and AKPBS,P Launch Water and Hygene Project in Murtazaabad, Hunza
An international team of scientists tested the impact of temperature patterns on 38 species of insects and analyzed the results along with historic climate data and projections for 2050 to 2059. They found that when only the mean temperature rise is considered, insects flourished in the warmer environments. However, when accounting for the variation in highest and lowest temperatures, insects were negatively impacted. Read more about Climate change-related temperature swings leave insects vulnerable
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