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Environment

Residents least bothered about Kabul cleanliness: Officials

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Apr 30, 2016 - 17:31
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some officials on Saturday ticked off residents for evincing little interest in participating in municipality-arranged drives to spruce up the nation’s capital.
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Govt unable to reclaim its usurped land: Zahir

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Apr 23, 2016 - 18:32
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Environment Protection Agency on Saturday said the Afghan government has been unable to reclaim its usurped land from land mafia in different parts of the country.
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Spring tree plantation drive launched in Bamyan

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Apr 04, 2016 - 17:43
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): The spring plantation drive has been started under the slogan “every Bamyan resident should plant two saplings” in the central province of Bamyan. As many as 27,000 saplings will be planted as part of the tree plantation...
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Faryab governor supports municipality’s initiatives

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Mar 30, 2016 - 15:01
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): The governor on Wednesday stoutly supported new programmes of the municipality for cleanliness, beautification and environment production in Maimana, the capital of northern Faryab province. Governor Syed Anwar Sadat told Pajhwok...
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Ghani launches Kabul City cleaning programme

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Mar 28, 2016 - 16:55
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Monday formally launched “city cleaning programme” from the BiBi Mehro area in capital Kabul, the presidential palace said. A statement from the palace said public works minister and Kabul mayor accompanied...
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2-week cleanliness drive kicks off in Faryab capital

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Mar 16, 2016 - 17:37
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A two-week cleanliness campaign was launched in Maimana city, the capital of northwestern Faryab province, on Wednesday, an official said. The campaign, led by Maimana municipality, is being attended by around 200 municipality...
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Garbage collection in Kabul ahead of summer ordered

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Mar 10, 2016 - 20:32
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday chaired a meeting of the Financial and Economic Management Council, directing the Kabul municipality and the labour department to collect garbage from the central capital ahead of summer. The...
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Falcons among 27 rare birds released in Farah

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Feb 22, 2016 - 19:40
FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): A Qatari charity organization on Monday released 27 rare and endangered birds into the wild in western Farah province to increase their populations. The birds released included falcons, Shaheen falcons, hawks and eagles by Al-...
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Claims of progress in safe drinking water supply queried

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Jan 26, 2016 - 12:45
KABUL (Pajhwok): An independent research organisation on Tuesday questioned claims of progress in supplying safe drinking water to Afghan households over the past decade and a half.
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‘Air pollution more dangerous than bomb explosions’

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Jan 17, 2016 - 15:37
KABUL (Pajhwok): The citizens of Kabul are concerned about growing air pollution in the capital city and doctors have warned if the air pollution is not dealt with in a timely manner, people could be infected with different diseases including cancer...
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Increasing use of coal contributing to air pollution in Herat

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Jan 12, 2016 - 15:55
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): The National Environment Protection Agency on Tuesday said the increasing use of coal for heating purposes caused air pollution in the western province of Herat. “Using coal is not a proper way of heating because it has a...
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Arghandiwal-led faction of HIA launches cleanliness drive

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Dec 03, 2015 - 14:46
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Arghandiwal-led faction of the Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) on Thursday launched a cleanliness campaign in Kabul, saying it wanted to be part of social services. As the drive got under way, HIA Chairman Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal...
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Afghanistan needs $17b to deal with climate change: NEPRA

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Dec 01, 2015 - 20:20
KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Environment Protection Agency (NEPA) on Tuesday said it has prepared a policy regarding climate change, calling Afghanistan the most vulnerable country to the global warming. Abdul Wali Mudaqiq, NEPA deputy head, told a...
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Afghans urge world leaders to take steps on climate change

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Nov 29, 2015 - 16:42
KABUL (Pajhwok): Dozens of civil society activists on Sunday cleaned parts of Kabul City and marched to asked world leaders due to meet in Paris for the UN climate change summit to take practical steps towards countering the issue. The summit starts...
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Need for smart environmental solutions underlined

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Oct 27, 2015 - 15:00
KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 100 Afghan officials joined Resolute Support personnel and international partners in developing a strengthened environmental security policy in Afghanistan.
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Measures taken to prevent ozone depletion: Official

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Sep 16, 2015 - 20:02
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan has taken some necessary measures to protect the ozone layer, an official said on Wednesday.
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Drive to paint homes on Kabul hills kicks off

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Aug 15, 2015 - 18:23
KABUL (Pajhwok): A campaign “colours, beauty and change” has been launched to paint front walls of homes built on mounds to beautify the central capital Kabul, an official said on Saturday.
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Badakhshan department gets new building

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Aug 10, 2015 - 18:07
KABUL (Pajhwok): A newly-constructed building for the Environment Protection Department in northeastern Badakhshan province was inaugurated on Monday, when construction work a road kicked off in Nimroz province, officials said. The three-storey...
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Environmental protection campaign launched in Jalalabad

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Aug 08, 2015 - 15:14
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): After kicking off the environmental protection campaign, the government of eastern Nangarhar province urged people to should participate in the drive to ensure protection of environment in Jalalabad and other parts of the province.
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Roadside plants drying up in Kabul: residents

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Jul 18, 2015 - 16:52
KABUL (Pajhwok): Kabul residents complain the municipality has been failing to properly water plants it has grown on the sides of roads in the central capital and as a result, the young trees are dying. Most of the plants had dried up in various...
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