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Environment

Number of Badakhshan wild animals, rare birds rises

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Oct 23, 2017 - 16:47
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least 20 different species of wild animals, including Marco Polo deer and around a hundred rare birds, inhabit National Park of northeastern Badakhshan province. Abdul Majid Majidi, Badakhshan National Park head, told Pajhwok...
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Afghanistan among 14 countries affected by climate change

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Oct 10, 2017 - 18:33
KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Environmental Protection Authority (NEPA) on Tuesday said Afghanistan was among 14 countries of the world being affected by the climate change. NEPA Head Mustafa Zahir told reporters here on the occasion of...
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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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2-year ‘green city program’ launched in Kandahar

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May 31, 2017 - 19:29
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A two-year ‘green and clean city’ program was launched on Wednesday in the capital city of southern Kandahar province. Governor Zalmai Weesa, Mayor Eng. Rokhan Walasmal, municipal districts representatives and other...
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Ghazni: Endangered animals being hunted into extinction

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May 03, 2017 - 00:59
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Hunting of endangered wild animals and birds has lately gained momentum in southern Ghazni province, the provincial environment protection director said on Tuesday. Shabir Ahmad Ahmadyar told Pajhwok Afghan News that poachers...
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Groundwater level down by 15 metres in Kandahar

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Apr 25, 2017 - 16:09
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The groundwater level has gone down by 15 meters as a result of illegal digging of deep wells in southern Kandahar province, local officials said on Tuesday. Mohammad Nader Kakar, water supply and canalsation director, told...
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Officials call environmental pollution a grave threat

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Apr 23, 2017 - 15:02
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) says 70 percent of recreational and agricultural areas have been converted into residential buildings and commercial plazas in major cities of the country. As a result, oxygen sources would...
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Kandahar mayor gets GPM membership

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Apr 11, 2017 - 19:57
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): The mayor of southern Kandahar City has been awarded membership of the Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM), an official said on Tuesday.
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Most cities lashed by rain & snowfall, ending dry spell

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Jan 03, 2017 - 13:52
KABUL (Pajhwok): After months of dry weather, most provinces of the country, including Kabul, received rain and snowfall on Tuesday. The wet spell is expected to continue over the next couple of days.
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Lowering underground water deemed ‘catastrophic’

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Dec 29, 2016 - 19:21
KABUL (Pajhwok): Experts say the lowering underground water level and water pollution in capital Kabul city is ‘worrying and catastrophic’ and ask the government to take serious steps towards resolving the issue. They expressed the remarks on...
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Public help needed in keeping city clean: CEO

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Dec 19, 2016 - 18:14
KABUL (Pajhwok): The chief executive officer (CEO) on Monday asked all government agencies and NGO should take part in cleaning the cityand called people’s support in this process as requisite condition. The 10-day campaign for cleaning Kabulstarted...
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Cleanliness campaign launched in Nangarhar capital

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Dec 07, 2016 - 12:16
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): An overnight campaign for washing roads and streets in the capital of eastern Nangarhar provinces has been launched, the governor’s office said on Wednesday. The cleanliness drive was being conducted by Khogyani Academic and...
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42pc of Afghans lack access to clean drinking water

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Nov 22, 2016 - 19:11
KABUL (Pajhwok): Participants of a three-day conference on sanitation on Tuesday said 42 percent of Afghans lacked access to clean drinking water and 19 percent to public toilets. ‘The First Sanitation Conference in Afghanistan’ launched here on...
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Supermoon -- special celestial sight -- to occur within hours

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Nov 13, 2016 - 14:38
KABUL (Pajhwok): Tonight’s supermoon -- visibly larger by 15 percent and brighter by 16 percent compared to the ordinary full moon -- will be closest to Earth in seven decades, America’s space agency says.
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Municipality’s construction permit system simplified

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Jul 20, 2016 - 13:36
KABUL (Pajhwok): The World Bank has helped the Kabul Municipality develop a more efficient construction permit system that has significantly cut red tape and processing times, boosting private investment in the city’s construction sector. Funded by...
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Most natural streams in Paktia silt up Anchoror go dry

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Jul 07, 2016 - 12:52
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Most of natural streams across southern Paktia province have become silted or gone dry, causing a shortage of irrigation water.
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