Local innovation to ease indoor pollution

February 13, 2017 07:46 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: Palls of dust are among the most visible outdoor pollution in Kathmandu Valley. Satungal, Kalimati, Satobato, Gwarko, Kalanki and Teku, among other localities, suffer the worst from dust pollution. Many Valley residents hardly remember a time when the air could be inhaled without fearing much harm to one’s health.

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Valley Pollution Levels

February 10, 2017 08:06 am

The graph above is based on the pollutant of fine particulate matter, PM2.5 (PM less than 2.5 microns) of Kathmandu Valley in a day.

Valley Pollution Index

February 9, 2017 07:33 am

The graph above is based on the pollutant of fine particulate matter, PM2.5 (PM less than 2.5 microns) of Kathmandu Valley in a day.

Valley Pollution Index

February 8, 2017 08:09 am

The graph above is based on the pollutant of fine particulate matter, PM2.5 (PM less than 2.5 microns) of Kathmandu Valley in a day.

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: About 40,000 people suffer from cancer every year in Nepal while 10,000 cancer patients die annually, claimed Dr Budhi Ratna Khadkey, secretary of Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), citing their 10 years of research.

A medical doctor and epidemiologist (MD-PhD) by training, Dr Carlos Dora, has a distinguished career in public health and environmental issues. At the World Health Organization (WHO), he is the coordinator of the unit ‘Interventions for Healthy Environments’ which is a part of the Department of Public Health and Environment.

Valley Pollution Index

February 4, 2017 08:09 am

The graph above is based on the pollutant of fine particulate matter, PM2.5 (PM less than 2.5 microns) of Kathmandu Valley in a day.

Valley Pollution Index

February 3, 2017 08:31 am

The graph above is based on the pollutant of fine particulate matter, PM2.5 (PM less than 2.5 microns) of Kathmandu Valley in a day.

Valley Pollution Index

February 2, 2017 07:39 am

The graph above is based on the pollutant of fine particulate matter, PM2.5 (PM less than 2.5 microns) of Kathmandu Valley in a day.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: The Supreme Court, issuing an interim order on Wednesday, has instructed the government and authorities concerned to take effective measures to control dust and smoke pollution in the Kathmandu Valley.

Valley Pollution Index

February 1, 2017 08:58 am

The graph above is based on the pollutant of fine particulate matter, PM2.5 (PM less than 2.5 microns) of Kathmandu Valley in a day.

Valley Pollution Index

January 30, 2017 08:33 am

The graph above is based on the pollutant of fine particulate matter, PM2.5 (PM less than 2.5 microns) of Kathmandu Valley in a day.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: While air pollution in India's capital city has received worldwide attention, little has been said and done about air quality in Kathmandu, whose air pollution is on track to reach Delhi levels.

Google is crossing a milestone in its quest to reduce pollution caused by its digital services that devour massive amounts of electricity.

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: At the age of 76, Musa Gurung still rues the untimely death of her six children, all of whom, she feels, were victims of respiratory diseases.

KATHMANDU, Nov 6: The intensity of cold has increased across the country as opposed to last year, with the atmosphere effects being the main reason, said the Meteorological Forecasting Division.

NEW DELHI, Nov 6: Even for a city considered one of the world's most polluted, the Indian capital hit a new low this past week.

NEW DELHI, Oct 31: Residents of New Delhi woke up to a blanket of smog on Monday as air quality deteriorated sharply overnight in India's capital, triggering warnings that even healthy people were at risk of respiratory problems.

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: While road accidents continue to cause high fatalities in the country, little has been said and done about the dangerous impact of air pollution.