Stories Tagged 'Air pollution'
The authorities’ inaction towards air pollution is inexcusable
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Over the last month, the Post followed a small group of traffic constables across the city at different times of the day. With consent from the officers and permission from police headquarters, the Post facilitated health screening for some of the officers at the Nepal Police Hospital and asked prominent health professionals to examine the reports. The results, which include their chest x-rays, show the damaging effects of long-term exposure to particulate pollution.
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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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