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Malaria and Natural Selection

Malaria poses a great threat to 2.4 billion people—over one third of the world’s population—living in more than 90 countries, most of them in the tropics. Symptoms of malaria include fever, headache, and vomiting, and usually appear between 10 and 15 days after the mosquito bite. If not treated, malaria …

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Minister woos farmers with ‘grainy’ promises

Addressing farmers in protest sit-in of Kisan Raaj on Mall Road, Punjab Minister for Agriculture Dr Farrukh Javed has said that present government is bringing the biggest support package of the history for farmers. He said that all genuine demands of cultivators regarding rice, cotton, sugarcane and agri machinery are …

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Tackling climate change in Sindh

Climate change is an established fact and its impacts on water, agriculture, health, biodiversity, forest and socioeconomic sectors are quite visible around the globe. In Pakistan, climate change has consistently manifested itself through extreme events, such as unprecedented floods, droughts, cyclones, storms, glacial lake outburst flooding (GLOF), etc. The economic …

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The History of Earth Day

Earth Day came to be known for the first time in 1970 when the world was torn by political conflicts. There were many political actions being taken which gradually led to the destruction of forests and thereby affecting the balance of the ecosystem. There were many naturists and environmentalists who …

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All You need to Know about Blast Fishing

Blast fishing or dynamite fishing is the practice of using explosives to kill schools of fishes for the purpose of collecting them easily. This can be greatly dangerous to the encompassing environment, as the blast often destroys the basic natural surroundings, for example, coral reefs that are very much fundamental …

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The Beast of Soil Erosion

“The threat of nuclear weapons and man’s ability to destroy the environment are really alarming. And yet there are other almost imperceptible changes – I am thinking of the exhaustion of our natural resources, and especially of soil erosion – and these are perhaps more dangerous still, because once we …

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Eutrophication A Serious Pollution Problem

Eutrophication refers to a process in which the addition of nutrients to water bodies, primarily nitrogen and phosphorus, stimulates algal growth. Under natural conditions, this is usually a slow process that results in healthy and productive ecosystems. In recent decades, however, a variety of human activities has greatly accelerated nutrient …

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