CG|Motocorp, the authorized distributor of Suzuki four wheelers to Nepal and automotive division of CG|Holdings inaugurated a new showroom of Suzuki in Naxal.

Basic zero waste tips

September 27, 2019 08:23 am

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.”

National Assembly passes two bills

September 12, 2019 20:09 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: The National Assembly today has passed two bills related to forests and the environment. The Assembly passed the bills unanimously.

BHAKTAPUR, Aug 10:  Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Banskota has warned that human beings would suffer the fate of dinosaur if the environment was not protected on time.

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.

Tragedy of commons

July 24, 2019 00:30 am

If we work together to limit emissions of greenhouse gases, environment can be saved

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.

WASHINGTON, July 21: With plastic straw bans gaining popularity to protect the environment, President Donald Trump on Friday posed the question: What about other plastic dining items?

RAMECHHAP, July 16: Concerned authorities of the district have complained that lack of proper business environment in the district has been hindering entrepreneurs from making investments.

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.

NEPALGUNJ, June 9: Stakeholders from State 5, Karnali State and Far West State have stressed the need for accelerating development activities without creating environmental imbalance.

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.

KATHMANDU, June 5: Civil Society Organizations have urged political parties to fulfill the environment-related promises made during the 2017 parliamentary and provincial elections.

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.

Future’s Petition

May 20, 2019 12:05 pm

Natural resource is the soul for development and progress of the human society. There are no substitutes for the resources till date.

Away with plastics

May 18, 2019 01:30 am

We literally share our lives with plastic. Most of us still do not realize how bad and dangerous this could be

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.

BEIJING, April 28: Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, has said Nepal welcomes foreign investment and is committed to protecting foreign investment.

Bettering environmental governance

April 21, 2019 02:05 am

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.

One person, one tree

April 12, 2019 08:17 am

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.

KATHMANDU, April 9: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has suggested the government to develop and implement integrated environment-friendly settlement favorable both to human life and the planet.

KATHMANDU, March 24: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that an environment where all Nepalis could consider an investment in the hydropower project has been created in the country.

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.

SYDNEY/LONDON, March 15: From Sydney to London, thousands of school students walked out of classes on Friday in a global student strike to protest against government inaction on climate change.

FEB 11: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

February 11, 2019 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

Forest in Kailali depleting alarmingly

February 11, 2019 14:11 pm

ATTARIYA, Feb 11: The forests in Kailali district, which are one of the huge natural heritage of the Province No 7, were rapidly depleting lately owing to various reasons.

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.

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: Have you been secretly dumping your domestic waste in the Bagmati River, thinking no one is watching? Beware! You might end up getting caught anyway.

Cycling the world

February 9, 2019 02:56 am

During my travel I understood the importance of environmental protection and world peace.

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.

AUSTRALIA, Dec 13: Australia’s carbon emissions are again the highest on record, according to new data from the emissions-tracking organisation Ndevr Environmental.

PARIS, Dec 9: As part of his environmental policy strategy, French President Emmanuel Macron announced a green tax on fuel last month to go into effect Jan. 1.

BAITADI, Nov 18: Minister for Industry, Tourism, Forests and Environment of Far-West Province Maya Bhatta has said that Far-West Province has huge potentials for development.

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.

DHANUSHA, Oct 30: Former President Dr Ram Baran Yadav has said the government at all three levels should take the issue of Chure deforestation seriously since it is a national problem.

KATHMANDU, Oct 28: Amateur artists Dibesh Pradhan and Rakesh Chandra Shrestha, both colleagues at Nepal’s foremost college of fine arts Lalit Kala Campus, have initiated ‘Saturday Plein Air workshop’ to explore the artists in them.

LONDON – From their ivory towers, nearly 240 academics have declared that economic growth is bad for Europe and the planet. In two months, they and global supporters of the “no-growth economy” have held conferences in Mexico City, Malmö, and Brussels.

The unnoticed

October 26, 2018 09:00 am

There is a small world operating behind the scenes to keep the eco-system going and it goes unnoticed by the majority of us. The tiny world of insects and other organisms are the prime contributors to how wildlife and nature operate. As Jonas Salk, an American medical researcher and virologist, said “If all insects were to disappear from the earth within 50 years, all life on earth would end. If all human beings disappeared from the earth within 50 years, all life on earth would flourish.”

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: Amid growing calls for utilization of capital and resources of non-resident Nepalis (NRNs) living in various countries, some NRNs have complained that there is not a favorable environment in the home country for them to do business.

BIRATNAGAR, Oct 11: Chief Minister of Province No. 1 Sher Dhan Rai has said that the province government has responsibility on its shoulder to maintain fearless and secured environment in the society.

Nijgadh International Airport, which could potentially become the game-changing project of Nepal, is mired in controversy. Conservationists argue the government is trying to destroy the environment in the name of development.

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said the entire society should take initiations in the environmental protection, promotion, and management.

Responsibility of the rich

October 7, 2018 02:00 am

The West exalted its economy through “all means possible” approach during the industrial revolution. They need to clean up the mess they created in the process

GERMANY, Oct 2: The German government will Tuesday present its compromise on the way forward for millions of people with older, more polluting diesel cars, with manufacturers potentially facing a steep bill for the crisis precipitated by an emissions cheating scandal.

Sept 30: The world's nations will gather at a UN conference in South Korea on Monday to review and approve a 20-page bombshell -- distilled from more than 6,000 scientific studies -- laying out narrowing options for staving off climate catastrophe.

BUTWAL, Sept 28: Concerns have been raised over the rising environmental degradation affecting the Lumbini area and other related areas - Rupandehi and Ramgram - of Nawalparasi.

The 16-year-old changing the world

September 25, 2018 13:25 pm

What were you doing when you were a teenager?