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Pakistan’s New Plan to Embrace Floods

The Pakistan government is considering a new flood prevention plan that could transform the way the country deals with its devastating annual floods, by restoring wetlands, forests and floodplains.

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No Lessons Learnt in Flood-hit Pakistan

Once again, the havoc caused by the recent rains have exposed the lack of proper disaster management in Pakistan. It has not built any water reservoirs since the Tarbela and Mangla dams were built in the 1960s and 70s. Meanwhile, India has built hundreds of dams, reservoirs and barrages to provide water to its desert areas over the past four decades. As a result, India has the capacity to store enough water for 100-120 days, while Pakistan can only store 25-days worth of water.

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Climate Change to Impact Global Food Security: Report

A new report on climate change warns of food security challenges in the coming decadres. Climate change, it says, could reduce global food production growth by 2 percent each decade for the rest of this century. The U.S. can play a major role in curbing the threat of global food insecurity.

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