(Greenprophet)--Cyprus has one of the worst fresh water shortage than other regional countries,  including Lebanon, Israel and Syria.  The problem is so bad that reservoirs have gone dry and trees are dying.

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Sunday, 01 September 2013 07:40

Garden Talk: September showers

By Zahra Nasir

As always, when monsoon rains have graced us with their presence, gardens should be looking fresh and exceptionally green, with most varieties of plants, especially trees, shrubs and perennial climbers, having renewed themselves with some amazing spurts of new growth which, as mentioned last month, may need pruning back. More importantly though, if your locality received a decent amount of rain, it will, aside from transforming your garden into a temporary rain forest, have shown you exactly where the drainage you took for granted, has gone wrong!

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By Jamal Shahid

ISLAMABAD: Meteorologists and environmentalists had long seen heavy monsoon spells coming to Pakistan.

The current downpour only confirmed what they had been reading in the displacement of the monsoon pattern since 1991.

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(The Express tribune)--BAHAWALPUR / ISLAMABAD / MULTAN: South Punjab region was put on high alert after water level in both River Ravi and Chenab further rose, as the death toll, due to floods and torrential rains across the country, topped 98, according Provincial Disaster Management Authorities (PDMAs).

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Sunday, 04 August 2013 06:43

Water-skiing squirrel sends crowd nuts

(Dailymail)--You might not be able to teach an old dog new tricks, but you can certainly teach a squirrel how to water-ski, as these remarkable pictures show.

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Wednesday, 24 July 2013 15:22

Bottled water: The illusion of pure

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) has found 27 brands of bottled water being sold in Pakistan to be unsafe for drinking due to contamination, said a press release issued by the council.

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PARIS: Rice tainted with high levels of arsenic has been linked to genetic damage that heightens the risk of cancer, a study published on Monday said.

Naturally-occurring arsenic in drinking water is a long-known health hazard, especially in Bangladesh, where tens of millions of people depend on wells drilled in the 1970s.

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FAISALABAD: The Director of the Water Management Research Centre (WMRC) at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF), Prof Dr Allah Bakhsh, has expressed deep concern over what he says is the excessive pumping of water by farmers on the Indian side of Punjab. Dr Bakhsh says that excessive pumping is lowering the water table in India, causing water from the Pakistani side to flow to Indian Punjab.

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LAHORE: The federal government is going to set up a combined effluent treatment plant at Khurianwala Industrial Estate, Faisalabad to meet the requirements of the international market and comply with environment protection standards of the World Trade Organization (WTO), The Express Tribune has learnt.

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By Ben Inder

If you have an outdoor space that you would like to turn into an art form then you are in luck! If you have good lighting and good soil then the outdoor space is one of the most malleable and customizable spaces that can be designed as if there are literally no limits at all. Today we are going to go through some creative garden ideas to get your creative juices flowing. 

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