Apart from the environment-based argument and identification of the perceived rent-seeking political economic incentive behind the new budgetary policy raised by various media outlets, there are least spoken but vital arguments that either challenge the premise behind the proposed policy or observe likely chances of the policy to encroach upon sub-national jurisdiction in the governing transactions of sand, gravel, and stones.
Environment refers to the complex of physical, chemical and biological factors that act upon an organism or an ecological community; and ultimately determines its form and survival. In other words, the environment is where we all meet, where we all have a mutual interest; it is the common thing all of us share.
KATHMANDU, Dec 16: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has underscored the need for redefining human progress that takes into account countries’ carbon dioxide emissions and material footprint on top of traditionally used parameters of human development.
Manu Karki lives a zero-waste life. When moving into her current home, she spent weeks hunting through different shops to find a metal dustbin rather than go for the easily available plastic ones. She is a vegetarian who is slowly transitioning to veganism. Most of the things she uses are non-plastic, she would rather thrift her clothes than buy new ones and she is willing to do everything in her power to be an environmentally conscious person.
KATHMANDU, Feb 18: A three-day Southeast Asian Regional Symposium on Microbial Ecology (SARSME 2020) was held in Pokhara with the aim of strengthening microbial ecology research network in Southeast Asia, highlighting the integrated sustainability of environment, biodiversity and the microbes.
: The inter-country Tarai Arc Conservation Programme has been implemented in Sauraha of Chitwan. Former Prime Minister and ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' inaugurated the programme this morning
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.
The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Office of the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation to halt the construction work on the proposed Nijgadh airport in Bara district. The court has summoned the writ petitioners and government representatives on December 15 to discuss the issue.
According to the Zero Waste International Alliance, zero-waste can be defined as “the conservation of all resources by means of responsible production, consumption, reuse, and recovery of products, packaging, and materials without burning and with no discharges to land, water, or air that threaten the environment or human health.”
KATHMANDU, Aug 9: Minister for Forest and Environment Shakti Bahadur Basnet urged the people from all walks of the life of the society to join hands with the government to promoting green urbanization.
KATHMANDU, July 22: Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara has said that he has been very impressed with the success achieved by China in the technology sector and the environment conservation initiatives of Chinese President Xi Jinping.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 29: In a mission to clean up trash floating in the ocean, environmentalists pulled 40 tons (36 metric tons) of abandoned fishing nets this month from an area known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Actor Robert Downey Jr. will soon launch an organization that uses advanced technologies to protect the environment. The actor announced this on Tuesday night at the Amazon's Re
"Between robotics and nanotechnology, we could clean up the planet significantly, if not totally, in 10 years," Variety quoted Downey Jr. as saying.
GENEVA, June 4: Some 7 million people die prematurely every year from air pollution, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment said Monday ahead of World Environment Day, noting there are also success stories.
ASIR GUDANG/JOKHABAD, May 31: When local investigators scoured a riverbed in southern Malaysia for clues in a chemical dumping case that hospitalized over one thousand people earlier this year, they found a cocktail of toxins, including a colorless liquid commonly secreted when tires are recycled.
MUSTANG, May 12: Muktinath temple area, a prominent religious destination for Hindus and Buddhists, is being polluted with garbage dumped by pilgrims and visitors. Heaps of waste around the area is left uncollected.
Sustainable living is not just a development sector jargon. Nor is it just a lifestyle trend that gives us bragging rights on social media. It is the need of the present day reality. Sustainable lifestyle choices, especially as consumers, can be our contribution toward positive changes in the way natural resources are used and consumer goods produced.
Nepal is currently celebrating National Wildlife Week with the theme ‘Let’s unite for wildlife conservation’. As the celebrations continue, we should perhaps think of ways to bridge the gaps that might be coming in the way of making this slogan a reality. And environmental governance at the local level is one such area that needs immediate attention.
In the last few weeks all outlets of The Bakery Cafe in the valley have reopened their hubs for another year of Treevolution Nepal. Run by The Revolution Project in association with The Bakery Cafe, the project is an afforestation initiative with sustainable goals.
The UN has published a comprehensive and rigorous assessment on the state of the environment this week, warning that ecological damage to the planet is becoming so dire that millions of lives will soon be at risk unless urgent action is taken.
PYUTHAN, Feb 11: Jhimruk Rural Municipality has allocated Rs 5 million from its current budget for the construction of roads in Kauche, Wange, and the Bauda-Arghakhanchi road section. Last year, the local unit had allocated Rs 2.4 million for the same roads, which falls under its top priority project even this year.
As Kathmandu residents we have all complained when the garbage truck misses its round and the bags of waste mount up along bends of the roads and empty spaces. Each of us are contributing bags of waste regularly, but what do we know about where it ends up or bother to be part of the solution?
Nijgadh International airport has come to limelight because of increasing air traffic congestion at Tribhuvan International airport, the only International airport of Nepal. Nijgadh has been identified as a feasible airport to reduce the pressure and working load of TIA.
NEW YORK, Nov 6: The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has said that more powerful hurricanes, worsening drought, melting glaciers and rising sea levels are affecting populations around the world at an ever faster pace.