KATHMANDU, Jan 17: The Kathmandu Valley where the country’s federal capital is located, has witnessed a slight improvement in the quality of air as the highest PM 2.5 reading of 145.72µg/m3 (between 9AM and 10AM) was recorded on Sunday compared to the 226.11 µg/m3 measured between 9 AM and 10 AM on Saturday.
KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Urmila Thapa had stopped using plastic bags around three years ago. She had developed a habit of carrying cotton bags to grocery shops, cosmetic outlets or garment stores. She would even make an extra effort to hand over plastic waste separately to garbage collectors. A local of Chandragiri Municipality – 14, Kathmandu, she wanted to make sure that she played a role in curbing environmental hazards. However, it's been some time she is no more that concerned.
LONDON, Sept 21: Prone to frequent flying, a passion for SUVs and big spending, the richest 1% of the world’s population produced twice as many planet-heating emissions as the poorest half of humanity over the last quarter-century, researchers said on Monday.
KATHMANDU, May 3: As many as 600 people die every year due to the pollution arising from the brick kilns in Nepal and the associated Disability Adjusted life years (DALYs) are roughly 4,800, a study shows.
We were expecting two million tourists to visit Nepal this year but it looks like we might not reach the target due to the outbreak of coronavirus in China and various other countries. Even before the Visit Nepal Year 2020 campaign was officially launched, tourism entrepreneurs had serious doubts about attracting two million tourists due to inadequate tourism infrastructure in our country.
BHAIRAHAWA, Feb 28: In a bid to reduce indoor air pollution in the region, Sammarimai Rural Municipality is planning to distribute liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders to each household of the rural municipality.
There aren’t many places in Kathmandu that sell or tailor formal wear for women. And a few years ago, when Shrija Shrestha went out shopping for a formal blazer to wear to her workplace, she had to roam around half the town before she found one she could make do with. As someone who has always enjoyed dressing up in formal wear, this frustrated Shrestha and right then, she planned to launch her own formal wear store for women in the future. So now, Shrestha has finally gotten around to this plan of hers and launched Ambassador—a formal wear hub for women.
A company receives a license to operate sand and aggregate depot but runs an asphalt plant at the site instead. It adversely affects people’s health. It badly pollutes the environment and produces excessive noise when the plant is under operation.
KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Sierra Kathmandu, a restaurant situated at Uttardhoka, Lazimpat, is organizing a five-kilometer run in the Kathmandu Valley with the objective of raising awareness on health issues that fitness enthusiasts especially joggers and walkers are facing in the city due to the deadly increase in pollution as well as viral diseases that are originating from the consumption of unhealthy and unhygienic food. All the proceeds from the event will go to a charity supporting the victims of acid attacks.
Kathmandu is becoming unlivable because of the seething air pollution. Photos of people wearing masks battling vehicle exhausts and dust often make up to the front page of national dailies. Air pollution has exacerbated and contributed to pulmonary diseases and deaths. It has affected tourism, stultified road-side businesses, and hollowed out the city’s GDP. The harmful pollution contributors such as CO2, N2O and SO2, which trap heat, are also contributing to the melting of glaciers that are at stone’s throw away from the valley