Karachi: The changing rain pattern is having disastrous effects on numerous species of indigenous birds, with many of them being unable to breed due to this year’s delayed monsoon rains.
LAHORE - Poor implementation of environmental laws and regulations cost the country Rs 1 billion daily as threats of further deterioration loom large amid a rising population, depleting resources and global warming. The country is vulnerable to frequent natural disasters in the form of droughts, floods and earthquakes which cost the country additional losses amounting to billions.
WASHINGTON: The global average temperature last year was the ninth-warmest in the modern meteorological record, continuing a trend linked to greenhouse gases that saw nine of the 10 hottest years occurring since the year 2000, Nasa scientists said on Thursday.
A separate report from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said the average temperature for the United States in 2011 as the 23rd warmest year on record.
CANCUN (Mexico): Delegates attending the UN Climate Change Conference 2010, currently being held in Cancun, Mexico, describe the atmosphere as one of cautious optimism. Expectations have been lowered since the disappointing failure of the Copenhagen Summit held a year ago in 2009 when world leaders could not agree on a legally binding treaty to curb carbon emissions causing global warming.
RESEARCHERS have found the waxing and waning of the sun affects our planet’s temperature in exactly the opposite way scientists had thought. The work suggests, counterintuitively, that when the sun is at the dimmest point of its 11-year solar cycle, as it was in December 2009, it warms the Earth most, and vice versa.