ROLPA, Feb 22: Locals have expressed deep concern over the likely operation of cement factories around the Mahabharata mountain range, arguing that "this will certainly have an irreparable environmental impact". In view of the ongoing environmental impact assessment by Samrat Cement Private Limited, they have taken to the street. They have warned of consequences if the factory is allowed to excavate the mountains, basically the Murrule highland. The highland situated at an altitude of 2,153 meters near Holeri is considered precious from both environmental and cultural points of view.

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: Former President Dr Ram Baran Yadav has expressed concerns over environmental degradation caused by deforestation.

Combating environmental threat

December 16, 2019 08:45 am

The quest for economic development and materialism has been almost like Faustian saga in the modern times. As the learned Dr Faustus had to make a deal with evil Mephistopheles who tempted him to exchange his soul for carnal desires, we modern human beings, are exchanging clean environment with the quest for development and industrialization.

Kathmandu isn’t dirty, we are!

December 13, 2019 09:23 am

If you think Kathmandu is dirty, you should blame yourself. After all, it’s us who are responsible for the filthy streets and stinking alleys. Do you think for a moment before you spit that chewing gum on the road? Do you hold on to that scrap paper looking for a trashcan or stuff it into your jeans pocket instead of just tossing it and letting the wind blow it away? We are all guilty of littering our streets.

BIRATNAGAR, Feb 3: Neglecting public health and environmental degradation, most cities of Province 1 have been disposing their waste out in the open. Despite being aware about the piles of garbage on the streets, alongside roads, rivers and other places, the local governments have shown no concern to solve the waste management problem which can possibly trigger an epidemic.