KATHMANDU, April 10: The Kathmandu Valley, which reported the world’s worst quality air in the past few days, witnessed a slight improvement on Saturday following a short spell of drizzle on Friday evening.

KANCHANPUR, April 7: Health problems like eye infection and allergy have increased among the locals of Kanchanpur due to air pollution.

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KATHMANDU, April 5: Air quality of the Kathmandu Valley deteriorated again on Monday.

KATHMANDU, April 5: Public health experts have advised against going outside the house except for emergency purposes bearing in mind the rising pollution level across the country. Air pollution may cause several health issues including breathing complications, they warned.  "If emergency, wear a proper mask while going out.’’

KATHMANDU, April 2: The sky above the Kathmandu Valley witnessed a slight improvement on Friday as the atmosphere started clearing up following the rainfall that occurred on Wednesday evening.

KATHMANDU, April 1: Quality of air in the Kathmandu Valley, which saw a severe deterioration since a few days ago, has witnessed a slight improvement on Thursday following the rainfall on Wednesday evening.

Lalitpur’s Bhaisipati reported a PM 2.5 reading of 396 μg/m³ as of 6 PM today

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: The quality of air in the Kathmandu Valley on Sunday was measured between PM 2.5 reading of  79.83 μg/m³ and  145 μg/m³.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) and Kathmandu University (KU) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for maintaining Kathmandu city's cleanliness and sanitation.

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: The Kathmandu Valley where Nepal's capital city lies reported further deterioration in the air quality on Thursday.

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KATHMANDU, Feb 22:  The Kathmandu Valley, where Nepal’s federal capital is situated, reported continued deterioration of the air quality in the last few days.

KATHMANDU, Feb 21:  The Kathmandu Valley on Sunday reported deterioration in the air quality index (AQI) as the fine particulate matters (Pm 2.5) reading docked at 128.61 μg/m³ in the morning between 9 and 10.

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: The air quality index (AQI) of the Kathmandu Valley where lies Nepal’s federal capital city, reported a slight improvement on Friday as the highest fine particulate matters (Pm 2.5) index was recorded at 77.15 μg/m³ in the evening between 6 and 7.

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: The air pollution level in the country’s capital city has been deteriorating for the last few days.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: The Kathmandu Valley, where Nepal’s federal capital is situated, reported continued deterioration of the air quality in the last few days.

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: The Kathmandu Valley, where Nepal’s federal capital city lies, reported the continued deterioration of the air quality in the last few days.

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: The Kathmandu Valley, where Nepal’s federal capital city lies, reported the highest PM 2.5 reading of 203.67 micrograms per cubic meter (μg/m³) on Monday in the morning between 8 and9.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: The Kathmandu Valley, on Tuesday, reported a deterioration in the air quality index (AQI).

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: The Kathmandu Valley, where Nepal’s federal capital city lies, reported the highest PM 2.5 reading of 144.5 micrograms per cubic meter (μg/m³) on Monday in the morning between 7 and 8.

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: The Kathmandu Valley witnessed slight improvement in the air quality index (AQI) on Sunday influenced by the first spell of rainfall of this winter that occurred on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: Air quality index (AQI) of the country’s capital city, Kathmandu, further worsened on Saturday despite the fact that most businesses remained shut and the city received the first rain of winter this year. The highest AQI on Saturday was measured at 191.72 μg/m³.

KATHMANDU, Feb 4:  The Kathmandu Valley on Thursday reported improvement in the air quality index (AQI) owing to the general strike enforced by the Dahal-Nepal faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP).

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: The Kathmandu Valley reported a slight improvement in the quality of air on Tuesday afternoon between 3 and 4. The fine particulate matter (Pm 2.5) reading docked at 47.58 μg/m³, according to the data collected from 17 pollution monitoring stations installed at various parts in the country’s capital city.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: Air quality in Kathmandu, the country’s capital city, has continued to deteriorate on Monday as well. The highest fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) reading was measured at 182.17 micrograms per cubic meter (μg/m³) in the morning between 8 and 9.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: The air quality of the Kathmandu Valley deteriorated even on Saturday as the highest fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) reading was measured at 194.69 micrograms per cubic meter (μg/m³) in the morning between 8 and 9.

AQI measured nearly 200 μg/m³  in the capital city on Friday

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: The country’s capital city, Kathmandu, has reported further deterioration in the quality of air as the highest PM 2.5 reading was measured at 196.78 μg/m³ on Thursday between 9 AM and 10 AM, the time when most offices and business activities commence.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: The air pollution level in the country’s capital city was measured slightly low on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: The Kathmandu Valley witnessed continued deterioration of the quality of air on Monday as well.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: Air quality in Kathmandu continued to deteriorate on Sunday as well.

PM 2.5 reading between 75 and 168 recorded on Friday

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: The quality of air in the Kathmandu Valley has deteriorated in the evening. The country’s capital city, on Thursday, recorded the highest PM 2.5 reading of 200.87 µg/m3 between 5 PM and 6 PM.

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: Though the air pollution level on Tuesday dropped to 68 µg/m3 early in the morning between 4 and 5, the dust particles began filling the air in Kathmandu, the federal capital city of the country, from 9AM as people started their normal activities. The highest PM 2.5 reading was measured in the country’s most populated city at 198 µg/m3.

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: Air pollution level in the Kathmandu Valley deteriorated on Monday as compared to the previous day.

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, Jan 16: Air quality in the Kathmandu Valley reported a PM2.5 reading of 151.36 µg/m3 on average on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: The air quality in the Kathmandu Valley has deteriorated in the morning hours between 10 and 11 with a PM2.5 reading of 218.58 μg/m³.

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: Nepal’s capital city, Kathmandu on Thursday recorded a PM2.5 reading of 242 μg/m³. The data was recorded in the morning between 7 and 8.

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The PM2.5 level in the Valley has been between 75 and 150 μg/m3, which is considered unhealthy

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.

KATHMANDU, 11: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is working to make bricks out of the dust collected from the city.

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.

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