Jane Fonda was arrested at the U.S. Capitol on Friday while peacefully protesting climate change.

Hailstorm damages paddy in Myagdi

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MYAGDI, Oct 10: Heavy hailstorm has damaged the paddy crop at Jyamrukkot of Beni municipality in the district. The hailstorm has caused damage equivalent to Rs 7.5 million, Hira Bahadur Thapa, the ward chair of Beni municipality-2, said.

NEW YORK, Oct 2: Nepal has invited the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, to participate in the first episode of the ~ISagarmatha Sambaad~I, Nepal’s international forum on the theme of climate change scheduled for April next year in Kathmandu.

NEW YORK, Oct 1: Nepal has invited Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres to participate in the first episode of the Sagarmatha Dialogue titled "Climate Change, Mountains and Future of Humanity" to be organized by the government in April next year.

BERLIN, Sept 27:Tens of thousands of mostly young people marched to New Zealand’s Parliament on Friday, kicking off a second wave of worldwide protests demanding swift action on climate change.

NEW DELHI, Sept 27: An Indian girl who was among the 16 young activists filing a complaint at the United Nations accusing countries of inaction on climate change has taken that step before.

NEW HAVEN – In the here and now of climate change, it is easy to lose sight of important signs of progress. China, the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, is a case in point. By changing its economic model, shifting its sources of fuel, developing new transportation systems, and embracing eco-friendly urbanization, China’s sustainability strategy is an example of global leadership that the rest of the world should consider very carefully. In the rush to demonize China over trade, the West has missed this point altogether.

Annual average temperatures of the oceans’ surfaces have been diverging from the 20th century (1900-1999) average more and more since the 1980s. In 2018, global ocean surface temperatures were 0.66 degrees Celsius higher than that century’s average, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

STOCKHOLM, Sept 25: Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg was named on Wednesday as one of four winners of the 2019 Right Livelihood Award, known as Sweden’s alternative Nobel Prize.

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: A day after thousands of young people marched and rallied for urgent climate action, young leaders brought their message to the United Nations for the Youth Climate Summit, the opening salvo of the three-day-long United Nations Climate Action Summit, which culminated on Monday, 23 September.

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 22: Almost 90 big companies in sectors from food to cement to telecommunications are pledging to slash their greenhouse gas emissions in a new campaign to steer multi-nationals towards a low-carbon future, organizers said on Sunday.

NEW YORK, Sept 22: Millions of youths and school students marched on the streets around the world on Friday to draw the attention of their governments for climate action, ahead of the 74th General Assembly of the United Nations.

NEW YORK, Sept 21: The International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) has said over 200 million people may need humanitarian assistance each year after 2050 due to escalating effects of climate change around the world.

SYDNEY/BANGKOK/BERLIN, Sept 20: Hundreds of thousands of students, office workers and other protesters took to the streets around the world on Friday to demand global leaders gathering for a U.N. climate summit take urgent action to avert an environmental catastrophe.

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA, Sept 20: Tens of thousands of protesters joined rallies on Friday as a day of worldwide demonstrations calling for action against climate change began ahead of a U.N. summit in New York.

Sept 18: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

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By now, most people have accepted that climate change is real, and that it is happening. What we can't all agree on though, is what the main cause is.

KATHMANDU, Sept 16: After a continuous struggle for over three decades to protect the depleting ozone layer, the UN has set “32 years and healing” as its slogan this year to observe the International Day for Preservation of Ozone Layer.

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: As part of the newly-launched initiative called Sagarmatha Dialogue, the government will host a conference titled "Climate Change, Mountains and Future of Humanity" in April next year, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday.

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WELLINGTON, Sept 12: Tongan Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva, a pro-democracy and climate change campaigner in the South Pacific, died in a New Zealand hospital on Thursday, the information ministry and media reports said.

LO-MANTHANG, Sept 8: Known as a virgin tourist destination until lately, Lo-manthing is being disfigured by a growing number of concrete houses. On the one hand, temperature rise in the recent years in the high altitudes has taken its toll on the ambiance of the place, while on the other hand, growing human activities have left it disturbed. According to stakeholders, Lo-manthang is fast losing its original beauty and form.

WASHINGTON, Aug 29: Oil and gas companies could face far looser oversight of emissions of potent climate-changing methane gas under a proposal expected from the Trump administration as soon as Thursday, oil industry and environmental groups said.

Danger of climate doomsayers

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Doom and gloom distort our worldview and can lead to bad policies. The future is bright, and we need smart decisions to keep it so

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KATHMANDU, Aug 27: The Ministry of Forest and Environment has forwarded the national adaptation plan to reduce climate change vulnerabilities.

BIARRITZ, FRANCE, Aug 27: U.S. President Donald Trump, responding to a question about climate change after skipping a G7 session on the issue, said on Monday that American wealth is based on energy and he will not jeopardize that for dreams and windmills.

LONDON, July 28: “Shall we all just kill ourselves?”

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BERLIN, July 19: German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended her government’s efforts to combat climate change on Friday, promising that her Cabinet will make “decisive” moves in September.

KATHMANDU, July 15: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has urged all citizens to be aware of climate change and its adverse effects.

KATHMANDU, July 11: The Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations in New York and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) on Tuesday organized a side event titled, 'Impacts of Climate Change on the Mountains' on the sidelines of the 2019 High-Level Political Forum at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

KATHMANDU, July 11: Nepal is all set to host the Working Group II meeting of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which deals with the impacts, adaptation and vulnerability to climate change, next week to contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report.

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WASHINGTON, July 10: Democratic lawmakers, including six presidential candidates, on Tuesday unveiled a Congressional resolution declaring a climate change emergency to spur “sweeping reforms” to stem a dangerous rise in global temperatures.

A recent analysis by Moody's Analytics focused on the economic impact of climate change. The research looked at four different scenarios, entailing temperature increases of 1, 1.9, 2.4 and 4.1°C up to 2100.

KATHMANDU, July 3: Making public the full text of a judgment, the Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the government to enact laws to address climate change.

KATHMANDU, July 3: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali has called for an enhanced level of international cooperation in tackling the adverse impacts of climate change.

GENEVA, June 28: This year is on track to be among the hottest ever and that would make 2015-2019 the world’s hottest five-year period on record, the World Meteorological Organization said on Friday.

OSAKA, June 27: Trade and geopolitical tensions, and the looming threat of climate change, are on the agenda as the presidents of the United States and China and other world leaders gather in Osaka, Japan, for a summit of the Group of 20 major economies.

OSAKA, June 27: Trade and geopolitical tensions, and the looming threat of climate change, are on the agenda as Chinese President Xi Jinping and other world leaders gather in Osaka, Japan, for a summit of the Group of 20 major economies.

BERLIN, June 26: A United Nations expert on poverty says hundreds of millions of people around the world face hunger, displacement, disease and death because of climate change.

BERLIN, June 23: Hundreds of climate activists are keeping up their protest inside one of Germany’s biggest open-pit mines despite police orders to leave the place immediately, citing life-threatening danger.

NEW YORK, June 23: Police arrested 70 environmental protesters outside the New York Times headquarters who laid down in the street and climbed onto the building to demand the newspaper start referring to climate change as a climate emergency, police and media reports said.

WASHINGTON, June 20: Cold War era spy satellite images are showing scientists that glaciers on the Himalayas are now melting about twice as fast as they used to.

LONDON, June 19: Permafrost at outposts in the Canadian Arctic is thawing 70 years earlier than predicted, an expedition has discovered, in the latest sign that the global climate crisis is accelerating even faster than scientists had feared.

BERLIN, June 18: Diplomats and climate experts gathered Monday in Germany for U.N.-hosted talks on climate change amid growing public pressure for governments to act faster against global warming.

BRUSSELS, June 16: U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on the European Union to aim for a 55% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, far more than the bloc’s current target for a 40% reduction.

Climate change is poised to increase the spread of dengue fever, which is common in parts of the world with warmer climates like Brazil and India, a new study warns.

KATHMANDU, June 10: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa today stressed the need for cooperation and solidarity among the South Asian countries to tackle challenges of disaster management and climate change.