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Govt vows to make Pakistan ‘pollution free’

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam Khan has said that government is committed to make Pakistan green and pollution free therefore it attaches highest priority to its “ten billion tsunami tree plantation project”. In a statement, the Advisor to PM said that post plantation care is a part and parcel of the project and we are paying special heed towards prevention and protection of these planted trees. He further shared that in KP one billion tree project was audited by WWF (A…

Pollution turns India’s white marble Taj Mahal yellow and green

AGRA, India: India’s white-marble Taj Mahal is turning yellow and green as the 17th century mausoleum weathers filthy air in the world’s eighth-most polluted city. One of the seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal flanks a garbage-strewn river and is often enveloped by dust and smog from belching smokestacks and vehicles in the northern city of Agra. Tiny insects from the drying Yamuna River into which the city pours its sewage crawl into the Taj Mahal, their excrement further staining the marble, an environmental…