Pakistan Expands Glacier Monitoring in Effort to Cut Disaster Risk

ISLAMABAD, Aug 23 – Pakistan will invest $8.5 million to expand a network of glacier monitoring stations tracking the pace of glacial melt in the Hindu Kush, Karakoram and Himalayan mountain ranges, in an effort to strengthen early warning systems and reduce the impact of flooding in the South Asian country. Almost half of Pakistan’s

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More Than 100 Feared Dead in India Heat Wave

By Jatindra Dash and Syed Raza Hassan BHUBANESWAR, India/KARACHI, Pakistan, April 21 – More than 100 people are feared dead in India in an early-summer heat wave which forced schools to close and halted outdoor work like construction, government officials said on Thursday. Neighbouring Pakistan, which suffered its hottest spell in decades last year, plans

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