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2012-07-09 17:24:09

Resting in the Karakoram Range between northern Pakistan and western China, the Karakoram glaciers are stumping scientists. Unlike most mountain glaciers, the Karakoram glaciers, which account for 3 percent of the total ice-covered area in the world, excluding Greenland and Antarctica, are not shrinking. On the contrary, a team of French glaciologists has recently confirmed that these glaciers on average have remained stable or may have even grown slightly in recent years. Although all...

Pakistan's National Mammal Is Making A Comeback
2012-07-03 10:53:52

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today that the markhor — a majestic wild goat species — is making a remarkable comeback in Pakistan due to conservation efforts. WCS-led community surveys have revealed that markhor populations in northern Pakistan's Kargah region in Gilgit-Baltistan have increased from a low of approximately 40-50 individuals in 1991 to roughly 300 this year. These community surveys suggest that the total markhor population where WCS works in...

2010-01-11 08:43:00

BRUSSELS, January 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of Members of the European Parliament are extremely disappointed to note that the Pakistan media has reported the newly elected Chief Minister of Gilgit Baltistan as saying that his government would constitute a legal committee within a month to determine whether the region could be given the status of Pakistan's fifth province. They would like to emphasise that Gilgit Baltistan has, for the first time, been finally given a modicum of...

2006-01-01 05:42:11

By Robert Birsel MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Snow and rain across northern Pakistan grounded relief flights on Sunday, giving earthquake survivors and rescuers their first big test of the winter. But aid workers were not letting it dampen their optimism that the relief operation installed since the October 8 quake will prevent the winter adding large numbers to the 73,000 killed by the tremor, barring another quake or exceptional cold. The rain began in Muzaffarabad, the...

2006-01-01 02:25:48

By Robert Birdsel GANTAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Villagers in the remote Allai Valley in the high mountains of northern Pakistan are used to hard winters and this year they need to be. Most of their homes were destroyed in the October 8 earthquake. But help has arrived and they, like people across the earthquake zone, are confident of survival. "Our forefathers lived in small houses like this," said Mohammed Amin Shah, who has patched together a corner of his ruined farmhouse with...

2005-12-31 23:54:11

By Robert Birdsel GANTAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Villagers in the remote Allai Valley in the high mountains of northern Pakistan are used to hard winters and this year they need to be. Most of their homes were destroyed in the October 8 earthquake. But help has arrived and they, like people across the earthquake zone, are confident of survival. "Our forefathers lived in small houses like this," said Mohammed Amin Shah, who has patched together a corner of his ruined farmhouse with...

2005-10-18 23:51:30

By Faisal Aziz MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Strong aftershocks rocked earthquake-shattered northern Pakistan on Wednesday morning, but there were no immediate reports of more deaths or injuries. A 5.8 magnitude quake at 7.33 a.m. (10:33 p.m. EDT Tuesday), the strongest of dozens of aftershocks since an October 8 earthquake devastated Pakistani Kashmir and adjoining North West Frontier Province, caused landslides and sent people into the streets. A second aftershock nearly as...

2005-10-18 23:47:35

By Faisal Aziz MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Strong aftershocks rocked earthquake-shattered northern Pakistan on Wednesday morning, but there were no immediate reports of more deaths or injuries. A 5.8 magnitude quake at 7.33 a.m. (10:33 p.m. EDT Tuesday), the strongest of dozens of aftershocks since an October 8 earthquake devastated Pakistani Kashmir and adjoining North West Frontier Province, caused landslides and sent people into the streets. A second aftershock nearly as...


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