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Environment

President Ghani stresses solar, wind energy use

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Nov 07, 2018 - 19:12
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday emphasized on increased coordination among relevant departments in dealing with climate change impacts, saying Afghanistan needs ‘competitive international capital market’ for its self-sufficiency...
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Under-ground water goes 8 meters down in Herat

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Oct 23, 2018 - 20:20
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Environment protection officials on Tuesday warned the under-ground water level in western Herat province had significantly decreased. Nasir Ahmad Fazli, Environment Protection Agency (EPA) head for Herat province, expressed...
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EU pledges 36m Euros for Afghan climate change

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Oct 01, 2018 - 20:21
KABUL (Pajhwok): The European Union (EU) will provide Afghanistan 36 million in aid to help the impoverished nation deal with climate change – a task that needs $17 billion in ten years. Addressing a seminar “Dealing with Challenge of Climate Change...
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Climate change in Afghanistan a common challenge: EU

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Aug 08, 2018 - 14:57
KABUL (Pajhwok): The impact of climate change on Afghanistan , one of the most affected countries, and ways to collectively mitigate the consequences of continually rising temperatures were discussed at a conference here on Wednesday. The European...
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Traders continue to import restricted gases: NEPA

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Jul 24, 2018 - 17:58
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): National Environment Protection Agency (NEPA) officials on Tuesday said traders continued to illegally import gases which harmed the natural environment. These views were expressed at a joint meeting between NEPA heads for...
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Underground water level goes 20 meters down in Kabul

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Jul 09, 2018 - 19:06
KABUL (Pajhwok): Officials of the water supply company and urban canalization on Monday said the underground water level in the capital has severely polluted and lowered by 20 meters over the last few years. Hamidullah Yalani, head of Afghanistan...
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Kabul inhabitants complain of increasing pollution

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Jul 03, 2018 - 13:19
KABUL (Pajhwok): Kabul residents complain of increasing environmental and air pollution, saying different ailments are on the rise in the capital.
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Rising Daikundi pollution blamed on govt’s inaction

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Jun 26, 2018 - 17:24
NEILI (Pajhwok): A number of residents of central Daikundi province complain the government has been inattentive to the province’s natural environment protection. They say the environment has significantly polluted in Neili, the provincial capital,...
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Environmental protection should become top political agenda

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Jun 07, 2018 - 15:01
KABUL (Pajhwok): Expert believed that until environmental protection is not included in the political agenda no change could happen to control the growing pollution. Dr. Jamshid Rasa, one of the psychologists, told a gathering on Global...
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Around 4 tons of plastic bags used in Kabul per day: EPA

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Jun 05, 2018 - 17:59
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) on Tuesday expressed concern about negative effects of plastic bags on the environment and human health , saying four tons of plastic bags were used on a daily basis in capital Kabul alone.
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Southwestern Afghan deserts become home to 2.2m

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May 21, 2018 - 12:53
KABUL (Pajhwok): Deserts of southwest Afghanistan have changed dramatically over the last two decades, says a study conducted by a local think-tank. The largely uninhabited land at the beginning of the 21st century became home to about 2.2 million...
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Effective steps sought to deal with Kabul air pollution

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May 14, 2018 - 03:03
KABUL (Pajhwok): The High Commission on Prevention of Environmental Pollution has expressed its concern about increasing air pollution in Kabul City and demanded practical steps in this regard.
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Air pollution reaches unhealthy level in Kabul

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Apr 24, 2018 - 20:39
KABUL (Pajhwok): Air pollution has reached harmful level in central capital Kabul, said National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) chief Shah Zaman Maiwandi on Tuesday.
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Spring trees plantation campaign kicks off in Baghlan

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Mar 05, 2018 - 15:32
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): A spring tree plantation campaign has got underway in northern Baghlan province, an official said on Monday. Ghulam Mohammad Mullahkhel, in charge of the horticulture process in the northern zone, told Pajhwok Afghan News...
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Barns to protect Wakhan livestock from leopards

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Jan 16, 2018 - 22:48
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Five large barns are being constructed at a cost of $2 million in Wakhan district of northeastern Badakhshan province to protect household animals from snow leopards in winter, an official said Tuesday. Provincial Sectoral head,...
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Air pollution ‘catastrophic’ in Kabul, MPs told

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Dec 31, 2017 - 17:55
KABUL (Pajhwok): National Environmental Protection Agency head Shah Zaman Maiwandi on Sunday said air pollution had turned catastrophic in Kabul City. Appearing before a Wolesi Jirga or lower house of parliament panel, the EPA chief said preventing...
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Kunduz municipality to hire 550 new workers

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Aug 06, 2017 - 20:02
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The mayor for northern Kunduz province on Sunday said some 550 new employees were being hired by the municipality for cleaning the capital city, Kunduz City. Najeebullah Omarkhail told Pajhwok Afghan News: “As part of the new...
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‘Green zone’ to change social life in Kabul: Ghani

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Aug 03, 2017 - 18:36
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Capital Zone Development Authority has said ten kilometers of new roads will be built and people whose houses are being demolished as part of the ‘Kabul Green Zone plan’ will be provided new homes. Ilham Omar Hotaki, the...
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Only Baghlan park being turned into marketplace

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Jul 12, 2017 - 18:08
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Residents of northern Baghlan province say the provincial municipality is trying to convert the only recreational park in Pul-i-Khumri, the provincial capital, into a commercial area. Bagh-i-Qahwa Khana Parkis, the only...
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Efforts on to put out Nuristan forest blaze

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Jun 01, 2017 - 13:59
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A fire in the Noorgram district of eastern Nuristan province has gutted a three kilometers forest of pine nuts, officials said on Thursday. Noorgram district chief Naimatullah Muslim told Pajhwok Afghan News the blaze erupted in...
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