Stories Tagged 'Air pollution'
Elected representatives of all local governments here on Thursday committed to jointly fight the Valley’s environmental degradation and the rising air pollution.
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Rising air pollution and climate change are the major environmental threats to the country, participants of the Environment Conference 2018 said on Sunday.They called for a joint and immediate effort to fight against these threats.
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The renowned heritage sites across the Kathmandu Valley, many of which are already listed as endangered by Unesco, face a new threat from air pollution, conservationists and craftsmen have warned.
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In January, Nepal was ranked at the bottom on a list of 180 countries surveyed for their air quality.
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In an effort to tackle increasing air pollution in Kathmandu Valley, the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MoFALD) has asked all the metropolitan cities and municipalities in the Valley to enforce ban on open burning (burning of the waste) immediately.
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On Saturday, a man in maroon hoodie was coughing loudly right in the middle of Koteshwor chowk. Nearby the traffic island, his body was shaking more violently with each passing cough.
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Even as the worsening air quality poses a major health risk to people in major cities, especially Kathmandu Valley, more than Rs4.2 billion that the government has collected in taxes for fighting the menace has been sitting idle.
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