Home » Tag Archives: Environment of Gilgit

Tag Archives: Environment of Gilgit

Save the falling trees

trees

By Syed Muhammad Abubakar Forests play an important role in providing freshwater and livelihoods to local communities as well as sustaining wildlife. They are the green blanket that protects the environment and provides a habitat for different species of plants and animals. Pakistan has a forest cover of 2.5 % and due to ineffective policies and mismanagement, the forests of ...

Read More »

Spy imagery sheds light on Karakoram glacier “anomaly”

Spy imagery sheds light on Karakoram glacier “anomaly”

Using declassified spy imagery, glaciologist Tobias Bolch has shown that the Karakoram glaciers in the central Himalayas have expanded or remained stable since the 1970s while the rest of the region’s glaciers have melted. The Karakorum glaciers [image courtesy earthobservatory.nasa.gov] Athar Parvaiz, March 1, 2016 The “Karakoram anomaly”, which describes the stability of glaciers in the central Karakoram region in ...

Read More »