Pakistan, World Bank signed $100 million agreement for ?Sindh Solar Energy Project?

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Islamabad: First off, it seems that the government of Pakistan and World Bank signed a Financing Agreement worth $ 100.0 The post Pakistan, World Bank signed $100 million agreement for ‘Sindh Solar Energy Project’ appeared first on Green Living Guy.

Meet the “Miss Pakistan” of Renewable Energy

Green Prophet

Natasha Paracha was Miss Pakistan World in 2008. In 2011, she’s using her beauty and smarts to build a sustainable renewable energy climate in Pakistan. In 2008, Natasha Paracha got that question moments before she became Miss Pakistan World. But instead of pursuing a glamorous tour promoting products, she chose to make her wish come true: today she is using education as a tool to accelerate clean technologies and sustainable development in Pakistan.

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Watts to Water Brothers in Rural Pakistan

Green Prophet

Three brothers working in Pakistan’s remote Chitral communities are helping provide green electricity for 45,000 homes. Rahim is only 23-years-old, and armed with an MBA has enlisted his engineering brother Fazli Rabbi to help realize the dream of creating sustainable power for Pakistan, from within. Seeing light for the first time in rural Pakistan. Pakistan is facing electricity hardships today as we all know,” he adds.

Security Hampers Pakistan Quake Efforts

Green Prophet

En route to aid thousands of people injured and displaced by a devastating earthquake in Pakistan that killed at least 350 people on Tuesday, a military helicopter dodged two rockets fired from the ground. One of the largest provinces in Pakistan, Balochistan is located in the southwest corner of the country and bordered by Afghanistan and Iran; home to less than five percent of the country’s population, it is also one of the most dangerous regions.

Pakistan shoots down illegal Arab hunting

Green Prophet

Last year, Green Prophet broadcast the alarming news of a Saudi prince who poached thousands of protected birds during a 21-day hunting safari in Pakistan. It’s a significant victory for the birds and the villagers who land they nest on.Every year, Arab monarchs, princes and sheikhs arrange for special licenses that allow them to hunt the endangered houbara bustard in Pakistan for ten days with a 100-birds-per-bag limit. Image of slaughtered birds from Pakistan Defense.

Nestlé is draining Pakistan to sell us bottled water

Green (Living) Review

Now it is happening in Pakistan. But we still have got time to help before Pakistan''s water supply is completely tapped out – and if we show Nestlé its heartless policies are sparking a global backlash, we can stop it from decimating more of our natural resources. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Nestlé is draining developing countries to produce its bottled water, destroying countries’ natural resources before forcing its people to buy their own water back.

Solar Bridge in Pakistan Replaces One Swept Away by Floods

Green Prophet

As if they didn’t have enough trouble on their hands, residents of 15 towns and 45 villages in Pakistan’s Swat Valley have been completely stranded since a bridge linking them was swept away by last year’s floods. This isolation officially ended last Friday when the United Arab Emirates ambassador to Pakistan inaugurated a new 448 meter bridge gifted by President Sheikh Khalifa.

The murder of the Taliban leader by US drone strike in Pakistan

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) November 2013 : The murder of the Taliban leader by US drone strike in Pakistan, on Friday, November 1, 2013, on the eve of peace talks between the government of Pakistan and the Taliban can have had only one aim; to scuttle the talks. The United States has no wish to bring the Taliban to any negotiating table to create peace, neither in Pakistan nor in Afghanistan, as it would not benefit them and their war on terror.

Iran Forgets India and Keeps Pitching Peace Pipeline to Pakistan

Green Prophet

Iran, becoming more isolated appeals to Pakistan to move ahead with natural gas “peace pipeline.” As Iran becomes more marginalized with US-backed sanctions , Iran seeks to conduct business with more hospitable partners, like Pakistan. Every year floods devastate Pakistan, this year with a momentous 6 million displaced. Pakistan’s Iranian Big Brother? Iran would provide technical and all other kinds of assistance to Pakistan to overcome energy crisis.

US cutting military aid to Pakistan

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Ever since the US military action that led to the killing of Osama Bin Laden and which was done without the knowledge of the country of Pakistan in that country relations between the USA and Pakistan are more than strained. This may not be all that far fetched for it is somewhat unbelievable that he was living so plainly in Pakistan without the knowledge of someone high up in the Secret Intelligence Service of Pakistan. Take out Pakistan?

Landmark Wind Power Plant To Be Built In Pakistan

Green Prophet

A landmark wind power project is set to be built in south Pakistan, which will form part of the 6% target renewable energy in the total power mix by 2030. million to Pakistan’s first privately owned wind farm by the Turkish company, Zorlu Enerji Electrik Uretim, that is utilising it to raise the power output from the current 6 megawatts (MW) to 56.4 million in Zorlu Enerji Pakistan Limited to support the construction of the only wind power project in the Sindh Province.

Mountains of Toxic E-Waste in Pakistan are a Goldmine

Green Prophet

Thousands of tons of electronic waste are dumped in Pakistan each year, creating a hazard, and a mountain of opportunities for recyclers. Nobody knows for sure how much electronic waste is dumped in Pakistan, but it’s easily in the thousands of tons every year. In just two years, between 2005 and 2007, cell phone ownership in Pakistan increased from 1.277 million people to 100 million. Landmark Wind Tower to be Built in Pakistan.

Tea Extract from Pakistan May Help Treat Breast Cancer

Green Prophet

A tea made from a plant found in Pakistan, India, Africa and parts of Europe may help treat breast cancer, study suggests. According to ScienceDaily.com, “scientists at Aston University and Russells Hall Hospital have discovered that an extract from a common plant in Pakistan may help treat breast cancer.”. It has been traditionally used to treat women in rural Pakistan who have breast cancer, but up until now this treatment has been regarded as something of a folklore remedy.

World Bank Supports Turkey-Built 56.4 MW Wind Project in Pakistan

Green Prophet

With crippling floods every year and regular power outages, a new internationally financed wind project in Pakistan is breezy green news to us. Iran, finding itself increasingly isolated due to US-backed sanctions, has been pressing energy-deficient Pakistan to connect with Iran’s natural gas “peace pipeline “ Natural gas is better than coal (which is killing miners) and dirty fuel that Pakistanis use in their households, but it is not the greenest.

Micro-Financed Straw Houses For Pakistan Are Quake-Proof

Green Prophet

After the 2005 Kashmir earthquake, Pakistan Straw Bale and Appropriate Building (PAKSBAB) was set up to protect people’s homes against extreme weather conditions. Since 2006, PAKSBAB has trained fifty people and constructed twenty-six straw bale buildings in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkha province. Energy efficiency is built-in as the walls are ready prepared with draft proof insulation, keeping out the blasting winds during Pakistan’s winter season.

Afghanistan to back Pakistan if the would be a war with the U.S.

Green (Living) Review

Pakistan war he wouldn't support the Americans but would support Pakistan. Afghanistan would support Pakistan in case of military conflict between Pakistan and the United States, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said in an interview to a private Pakistani TV channel broadcast on Saturday. God forbid, if ever there is a war between Pakistan and America, Afghanistan will side with Pakistan,” he said in the interview to Geo television. “If

'Pakistan Taliban' behind NY plot, says US AG

Green (Living) Review

While AC Holder may said there was nothing to suggest the government of Pakistan was aware of the plot let's not be too surprised if suddenly the drone and missile attacks on Pakistani sovereign territory be claimed to be to hit the Taliban that designed this attack. A full scale attack against Pakistan?

Four Lessons Pakistan’s Off-Grid Solar Market Can Teach the World

Sierra Club Compass

But the elephant in the room, the potential off-grid solar leader you never hear about, is Pakistan. As Carl Pope pointed out, Pakistan really has two energy problems : 1) most of the rural population still has no access to the grid, and 2) the population that does have access to the grid is struggling with power cuts and supply shortages caused by climate disruption-induced drought. And the lessons they’ve learned have implications far beyond Pakistan’s borders.

Is Pakistan Aiming to “out-Vegas” Dubai With World’s Biggest Tower?

Green Prophet

Abu Dhabi Group will construct the world’s tallest building in Pakistan. Is Pakistan aiming to “out-Vegas” Dubai? The world’s tallest building plunked down in Pakistan, the world’s sixth most populous nation that suffers from poverty, terrorism, illiteracy and corruption. Half of Pakistan’s’ urban dwellers lack access to sanitation, resultantly, gastroenteritis (transmitted through waterborn pollutants) is a leading cause of death.

Earthquake Relief in Pakistan

The Green Changemakers

To see hundreds more photos of the work done by CalEarth in Pakistan go to www.calearthpakistan.org [link]. by Krpasundarananda Krpasundarananda is a Meditation teacher with Ananda Marga and has been a Monk since 1991. His first assignment was in Australia, then he was transferred to New Zealand where he worked for more than eight years teaching meditation at the universities, renovating a meditation center, organizing yoga weekends and setting up (and renovating) a retreat center.

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, October 2

Cool Green Science

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Animal Abuse Horrific for Livestock Sent from West to Middle East Ports

Green Prophet

First with Egypt, then with Bahrain and as a result, Pakistan. Bahrain helped to bring another tragedy to the forefront of international animal-related media after they refused to allow a ship carrying some 20,000 sheep to dock on its shores, forcing the vessel to Pakistan. The sheep fared even worse upon arrival in Pakistan. Pakistan tried to bury sheep alive. Food & Health Lifestyle & Culture animal rights animals Bahrain Brazil Egypt Live Export Pakistan

2012 79

Global warming to cause more deaths than all infectious diseases

AGreenLiving

Countries in the tropics, such as Ghana, Bangladesh , Sudan and Pakistan, already face an additional 200 deaths per 100,000 people. Eco Green a-small-carbon airtight award-winning climate change ghana global-warming- home local materials massachusetts pakistan passive house study

Pine Nut Truce Brokers Temporary Peace in Afghanistan

Green Prophet

Browned and sprinkled over hummous and Middle East dishes, in the Paktika Province of Afghanistan, near its border with Pakistan, insurgents put down their guns so the able bodied can collect the pine cones, which house the little nuts. Travel & Nature Afghanistan conflict nature PakistanTaliban holds fire thanks to tooth-sized nut. Image via the NY Times.

SeaChange uses plasma arc technology to save the oceans from plastic waste

AGreenLiving

The runner-up is the Indus, which originates in Tibet before winding through Pakistan and then emptying an average 164,332 tons of plastic junk into the Arabian Sea by Karachi. Eco Green Recycle a-timber-grid california environment ocean-plastic oceans office pakistan plastic water with-the-wickerWe’ve all heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and the continuing flow of oceanbound plastic. But what if something could intercept that plastic before it made it into the oceans?

1 million minks culled in Spain, the Netherlands

AGreenLiving

Green a-small-carbon animals award-winning chicago-tribune culling massachusetts minks organization pakistan widespreadMore than 1 million minks have been killed on farms in Spain and the Netherlands due to an outbreak of coronavirus among the furry animals. According to the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority, there has been coronavirus outbreaks on 26 and counting Dutch mink farms.

Purple Impression: Reviving Hand Embroidery Art & Empowering Pakistani Women

Eco Chic

Purple Impression is on a beautiful mission: Our mission is to revive the ancient art of hand embroidery by bringing it into mainstream fashion and empowering the women in Pakistan through employment and fair wage. Dark Tribal Love khadi cloth scarf , hand-embroidered in Pakistan. . Fair Fashion artisan blouse embroidery Fair Trade family-owned company hand-embroidered Handmade made by hand pakistan pakistani scarves shirts tunic woman women

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2010 might be the hottest year ever recorded in human history

Green Blog

Meteorologist Jeff Masters also notes that new temperature records have been reached in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Chad, Niger, Pakistan and Myanmar. F) mark set on May 26 in Pakistan…. Global Warming 2010 Africa Arctic sea ice Asia Chad climate change climate science global temperature heatwave India Iraq James Hansen Kuwait La Nina Myanmar NASA Niger NSIDC Pakistan Saudi Arabia science

2010 78

China helped wind power climb to new record levels in 2011

Green Blog

Neighboring Pakistan, which just introduced a national feed-in tariff, looks to add over 1,500 megawatts to its existing 6 megawatts by 2013. Overall, Pakistan’s wind capacity potential comes in at 350,000 megawatts — enough to meet its electricity needs 10 times over. Renewable Energy Africa china India Japan Latin America Pakistan USA wind energy wind farm wind power wind turbines

Flesh-Eaters Welcome Here

Eco Friendly Daily

Environment Science & Technology conservation diclofenac India Pakistan vultures Modern medicines have lengthened human lifespans and treated ailments previously considered fatal. But pharmaceutical advances have negative effects too. While there are unsuspected side effects that lead to packages disappearing from the shelves, sometimes the ramifications are more oblique. Asian white-backed vultures are primarily found in India and other parts of the Indian subcontinent.

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Saudi prince slaughters 2,100 nearly extinct birds – for thrills?

Green Prophet

A Saudi prince poached thousands of protected birds during a 21-day hunting safari in Pakistan, so claims a new report. Why would Pakistan allow exemptions from global conservation regulations? Hunting these birds is banned in Pakistan, but the government issues special permits to Gulf states’ royals allowing them to hunting up to 100 birds in 10 days in the area allocated, excluding reserved and protected areas. Image of slaughtered birds from Pakistan Defense.

Wildfires made air quality worse in 2020, despite lockdowns

AGreenLiving

AQI measurements, 80% of cities in Bangladesh, 67% of cities in Pakistan and 32% of cities in India qualify as “unhealthy” or worse. Green a-few-months air california india ocean pollution pakistan quality-report travel travel-capsules wyoming-publicLast spring, many environmentalists were cheering about the lockdowns’ side effects, such as reduced air pollution. While cars stayed parked and the air got cleaner for a few months, wildfires negated any lasting improvements.

Analysis: The foreign money in China’s booming coal industry

A Greener Life

In countries such as Bangladesh and Pakistan, China is the main driver of the establishment and expansion of the coal industry. English banks such as HSBC and Standard Chartered have lent US$5 billion to China’s coal sector in the past two years. Photo credit: Alamy.

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Analysis: Floating solar ready for take-off

A Greener Life

According to Haugwitz, the bank is currently considering funding hybrid hydro-solar power plants in Pakistan, Turkey, Ukraine, Mali and the Ivory Coast. The world’s largest array of floating solar panels in China’s Anhui province. Photo credit: Alamy. By Fred Pearce.

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BMA calls for ethical purchasing of medical instruments

Green (Living) Review

Concerns over the working conditions – including child labor – in Pakistan, where many NHS instruments are produced, have been raised by the British Medical Association (BMA). While, I am sure, we all welcome such call, the truth of the matter is, however, that for many families in countries such as Pakistan, where such instruments are made in small workshops, their children working is a matter of survival.

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Why we can't find Osama Bin Laden?

Green (Living) Review

Bin Laden living comfortably in Pakistan, says NATO official by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The main reason that we cannot find Osama Bin Laden (and other al-Qaida) leaders is that our powers that be don't even intend to. Osama bin Laden is living comfortably in Northwest Pakistan, protected by local tribes people and some members of the Pakistani intelligence service, a NATO official has been quoted as sating.

2010 116

"How Large Are Global Energy Subsidies?"

Environmental Economics

But these subsidies are especially large (about 13–18 percent) relative to GDP in Emerging and Developing Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, and Pakistan (MENAP), and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). David Coady, Ian W.H. Parry, Louis Sears and Baoping Shang: This paper provides a comprehensive, updated picture of energy subsidies at the global and regional levels.

2015 178

Nilofar – Oman’s New Meteorological Nemesis

Green Prophet

Although the tropical cyclone Nilofar has been veering away from Oman’s coast downwind towards Pakistan and India, it had inundated the infrastructure of several areas in the country, including Muzra, Dabab, Al Khabourah, Al Seeb, Al Khoud, Rusayl, Jalan, Sur and Al Ashkara. The cyclone had crept some 450 kilometers closer to Masirah Island, before deviating towards Pakistan’s Karachi and India’s Gujarat.

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Virtual International Clayfest 2020 – ‘building’ skills and building ‘skills’

Low Impact

Flood-resilient earthen construction technology and the Case-Study of Pakistan – with Scarlett Lee. It’s a highlight of the natural building calendar not to be missed.

2020 71

Accidents on the Ocean Highway: Improved Safety Program Needed for Marine Turtles

Nature Conservancy - Science

WWF-Pakistan decided to act immediately by saving the lives of those that face accidents on ocean highways. The strategy adopted by WWF-Pakistan is primarily aimed to minimize the “roadkill” of bycatch species, especially marine turtles, by releasing them safely from the gillnets. Photo courtesy of Moazzam Khan / WWF-Pakistan. In a previous post , Lotus Vermeer made an analogy of “Roadkill on the Ocean Highway” with turtle mortality in gillnets.

2017 73

Floating Power Plants from Turkey to Ease Energy Cuts in Lebanon

Green Prophet

Whether or not the Turkish firm will deliver on its promise to relieve Lebanon’s energy cuts for up to two hours a day remains to be seen, however, as the company is currently embroiled in a legal battle with Pakistan. Pakistan National Accountability Bureau is seeking $180 million in damages from KKEU following allegations of corruption and failure to produce the quantity of electricity stipulated in contracts.

Himalayan salt lamps

Green (Living) Review

The so-called Himalayan salt is more than a bit of a misnomer as it does not actually come from the Himalayas but from the Pakistani Khewra Salt Mine in the Punjab region of Pakistan which is nowhere remotely near those mountains. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Himalayan salt lamps are not made with salt from the Himalayas for starters. They also do not release any negative ions or anything like that. They look pretty when lit by a light bulb or a candle, but that is about all.

Climate disasters displaced more people than conflicts in 2020

AGreenLiving

” The countries most affected by “disaster-driven internal displacements” are Afghanistan , India and Pakistan. million people displaced, India 929,000 and Pakistan 806,000. New figures published by the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) show that more people were displaced by weather disasters in 2020 than by violent conflicts.