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Environment

Temperatures fall again, no rain in sight
Temperatures fall again, no rain in sight Met office says a fresh western disturbance has caused foggy conditions in the hills and...
Light pollution: Glaring problem facing stargazers
Light pollution: Glaring problem facing stargazers Rapid growth in light pollution has pushed astronomers farther and higher; it's no different in...
Stakeholders stress forest wetland preservation
Stakeholders stress forest wetland preservation Environmentalists call on park and forest authorities to step up efforts to safeguard wetlands in...
Citizen scientists lend a hand in aquatic bird census
Citizen scientists lend a hand in aquatic bird census Nepal has been doing regular counts of birds since 1987 when it joined Wetland International
Health experts urge safeguards as cold impairs air quality
Health experts urge safeguards as cold impairs air quality Patients with respiratory problems, especially youngsters and the elderly, are more susceptible to air pollution.
Wildlife Hospital rescues 50 Chitwan National Park animals
Wildlife Hospital rescues 50 Chitwan National Park animals The Sauraha-based hospital has been providing treatment to wild animals that are sick, helpless, incapacitated
Wildfires remain a major challenge to forest conservation
Wildfires remain a major challenge to forest conservation Anywhere between 150 to 400 hectares of forest cover is lost to wildfires every year...
Call for sustainable energy transitions in the Ganga basin 
Call for sustainable energy transitions in the Ganga basin  Experts have warned that any disputes over the distribution of water among upstream and downstream...
Chitwan National Park installs cameras to track violent wildlife
Chitwan National Park installs cameras to track violent wildlife A possible conflict between Dhrube elephant and injured tiger in the area close to human...
Vehicles failing emission test face fines up to Rs100,000
Vehicles failing emission test face fines up to Rs100,000 Several automobiles are reported to have exceeded the emission standard during recent emission tests
KMC issues 35-day ultimatum to clean offices, businesses
KMC issues 35-day ultimatum to clean offices, businesses The metropolis warns of stern action against anyone found not complying with the notice
Melamchi water all set to flow down Kathmandu’s taps
Melamchi water all set to flow down Kathmandu’s taps Much still needs to be done to ensure a year-round supply of Melamchi water
Experts: Nepal needs extensive research for better adaptability to climate change
Experts: Nepal needs extensive research for better adaptability to climate change Research and study on high mountain biodiversity will help shape government policy on climate change...
Snickers-maker Mars may not be the only plastic polluter in Nepal
Snickers-maker Mars may not be the only plastic polluter in Nepal Makers of Wai Wai, Coca-Cola, sweets, chips like Lays, and tobacco products like Khaini and...
Kathmandu Metropolis starts crackdown on open burning of garbage
Kathmandu Metropolis starts crackdown on open burning of garbage In severe cases, repeat offenders can be fined as much as Rs100,000
Forty-nine people killed, 25 missing in Karnali in October
Forty-nine people killed, 25 missing in Karnali in October The highest casualties were reported in Jumla and Mugu
How a Nepali scientist solved Yeti mystery
How a Nepali scientist solved Yeti mystery Dr Madhu Chetri is one hundred per cent sure that the mythical creature, Yeti, does...
Efforts on to re-divert Melamchi waters
Efforts on to re-divert Melamchi waters Melamchi water could be re-diverted into Kathmandu only after engineers check the status of the...
What’s troubling Mugling-Narayanghat highway
What’s troubling Mugling-Narayanghat highway There is more to it than meets the eye along the key highway linking Tarai...
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