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ROME, Jan 14: Rome banned all diesel vehicles from its roads for the first time on Tuesday to try to combat rising pollution, with numerous other cities in central and northern Italy also imposing curbs to cut harmful emissions.

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Securing Environmental Health

December 25, 2019 09:26 am

The environment we live in determines the general wellbeing of individuals and societies, including positive and negative aspects of life and satisfaction. Living in healthy environment promotes quality of life. In contrast, exposures to air, water, and soil pollution, chemicals, climate change, and ultraviolet radiation from unhealthy environment contribute more than 100 types of diseases and injuries.

Take my breath away

December 10, 2019 09:55 am

If we do not act now, we will be staring at a future populated by generations suffering from choked lungs, weak hearts and failing immune systems.

Westerly wind clears Kathmandu air

December 2, 2019 08:03 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 2: Kathmanduites can take a respite from the winter pollution, at least for a few days. And the credit goes to the westerly wind that has blown away the dust particles eastward.

Go local

December 1, 2019 12:02 pm

With the air pollution emergency still ranging over Delhi that unlikely will subsidize any time soon, the situation in Kathmandu is not much better either. Perhaps a good majority of citizens of the Valley got used to it but ask any foreign tourist spending some days around the town and you will soon hear complaints about how polluted Kathmandu has become.

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: Kathmandu sees a sharp rise in air pollution levels during winter months. The city is enveloped in dust and smoke. The seven Air Quality Monitoring Stations, spread across the Valley, have already begun showing “unhealthy” Air Quality Index (AQI) readings, as evident in the data of the last seven days.

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY, Nov 22 : The Australian state of New South Wales was gasping under the worst levels of air pollution ever recorded on Friday as smoke from widespread bushfires caused a spike in hospital visits and hazards including poor visibility for drivers.

The daily grind

November 15, 2019 07:59 am

When Raunak Jha first came to Kathmandu for his +2 about a year ago, he was shocked to see how dirty the city was. Jha, who is from Sarlahi, mentions that he had heard people complaining about the pollution in the capital but he didn’t realize how severe this problem was before seeing it for himself. And now that his initial excitement over living in Kathmandu has died down, he can’t get over his irritation with the massive unmanaged waste problem in the city.

KATHMANDU, Nov 7: United Nations Children's Fund has urged South Asian countries to address air quality crisis in South Asia region.

KATHMANDU, Nov 4: In view of the worsening air quality in Delhi, environmentalists in the country have urged the stakeholders for timely measures to prevent a similar level of pollution in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, Oct 25: Local people on Friday staged a sit-in at the municipal office of Chandragiri municipality demanding the immediate removal of all the brick kilns operated in Chandragiri and Kirtipur municipalities.

NEW DELHI, Oct 25: Pollution levels in India’s capital New Delhi have hit their worst for the second time in October — earning a “very poor” rating and indicating air quality could deteriorate further after the Hindu festival of Diwali.

Tapping into the sun

October 23, 2019 01:00 am

Using the sun to dry crops and grain is one of the oldest applications of solar energy in agriculture. These days, solar energy can be used in agriculture in a number of ways. It saves money, increases self-reliance, and reduces pollution. Solar panels can be used to power an irrigation pump which can then be used to pump water for irrigation. Solar dehydrators are another type of solar technology used in the agriculture industry. Solar drying equipment can dry crops faster and more evenly than leaving them in the field after harvest. Solar energy can help farmers reduce their costs and improve their efficiency and self-reliance. That is why many farmers around the world prefer to implement solar technologies on their farms. Solar farming is not only cost effective but also environment-friendly and reliable. Use of solar energy can also be helpful for reducing the drudgery of women farmers.

City of dreams or stuff of nightmares?

September 27, 2019 08:57 am

Living in Kathmandu has its perks as well as its downsides. Be it the pretty cafes or the marvelous historical sites, Kathmandu is a city that’s very much alive and bustling. It’s a city that demands to be explored. However, the traffic, pollution, and potholed roads often take away from its beauty. We asked the residents of Kathmandu what they thought was the best and worst things about living in Kathmandu. Here are their answers.

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BEIJING, Sept 12: China’s capital of Beijing is on track to drop out from the list of the world’s top 200 most-polluted cities this year, with hazardous smog concentrations falling to their lowest on record in August, data compiled by IQAir AirVisual showed on Thursday.

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