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School water poisoned, 27 children taken ill (kp 15/08/2018), Pesticide found in school water tank, 26 children fall ill (rep 15/08/2018)

High-tech, low-emission buses replace micros: The total cost of the project is $22.37 million, with the Nepal government contributing $7.9 million (kp 14/08/2018), All aboard: Introduction of the high-tech, low-emission buses could help reduce pollution (kp 15/08/2018)

Air quality machines to be back in operation shortly (rep 07/08/2018)

23 tonnes of waste removed (kp 29/07/2018)

Talking big, talking loud: People in the West consider anything at or above 55 db as too noisy. We have no such standard as concerned agencies are bent on bringing in more flights, by Hemant Arjyal (rep 21/07/2018)

Vehicle emission test: Govt to make test mandatory in metros from next month (kp 20/07/2018)

Poisoning the air we breathe: Dust and smoke can be seen, but invisible poisonous gases in motorcycle emissions are making us sick, by Sonia Awale (nt 13/07/2018)

Take another look: There is more to climate change than meets the eye, it can cause vision impairment, by Mahesh Kumar Dev and Sanjay Marasini (kp 03/07/2018)

Kathmandu chokesDust pollution has become the new identity marker of this valley now. The government must destroy this ugly identity, by Sulochana Nepal (rep 30/06/2018)

Riverbank turns into dumping site in Sandhikharka, by Arjun Bhushal (rep 28/06/2018)

Open air: The first step in reducing air pollution is to let the public and governments know how bad it is, by Sonia Awale (nt 22/06/2018)

SC orders govt to formulate six-month 'save Bagmati action plan' (rep 21/06/2018)

Ministry prepares to abandon 'suffocating' prefab building, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 16/06/2018)

Stakeholders stress sharing data for improving air quality (rep 13/06/2018)

Volunteers remove 33 tonnes of waste from Bagmati River (kp 10/06/2018)

Valley folks to inhale dust for five more years, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 08/06/2018), KMC signs agreement pledging to make city smoke-free (ht 09/06/2018)

Nature calls, by Sonia Awale (nt 08/06/2018)

Once quiet, Kathmandu is honking again!, by Dilasha KC (rep 06/06/2018)

Majority of city vehicles fail emission standards: Results show 422 diesel and 231 petrol vehicles cross permissible levels, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 05/06/2018)

Mahaseth working to lift ban on 20-yr-old vehicles (rep 04/06/2018) [??]

39 tonnes of waste removed from rivers (kp 03/06/2018)

Crews pick 35 tonnes of waste (kp 27/05/2018)

Holy stink! Piles of pooh litter Mt Everest, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 25/05/2018)

Five-star resort dumps sewage into irrigation canal (rep 23/05/2018)

Bagmati River cleanup drive marks five years (kp 20/05/2018)

Each Everest climber brings 8 kg waste during descent, by Radha Dhungana (rep 18/05/2018)

Only 300 20-year-old public vehicles de-registered, by Ayam Shrestha (rep 15/05/2018)

Panel plans new drains for polluted rivers: High Powered Committee for Integrated Development of Bagmati Civilisation to upgrade Nakhu, Hanumantey, Balkhu and Karmanasa rivers, by Anup Ojha (kp 06/05/2018)

Volunteers remove 45 tonnes of waste from rivers (kp 06/05/2018)

WHO calls for accelerated efforts to tackle air pollution (ht 02/05/2018)

PM Oli calls to end Mt Everest pollution (kp 24/04/2018)

Crews remove 51 tonnes of garbage from Bagmati River: More than 500 volunteers from various groups joined the 258th week of Bagmati Clean-Up campaign (kp 22/04/2018)

Regulator defers plan to ban vehicles (kp 15/04/2018)

34 tonne waste removed from rivers, Ring Road (kp 08/04/2018)

Environment dept to set up unit to control air pollution (kp 05/04/2018)

New cellphone app to update city air quality (kp 30/03/2018)

Air pollution: The invisible killer, by Bashanta Pudasaini (ht 30/03/2018)

Beni Bazar slaughterhouses polluting environment (rep 26/03/2018)

11 tonne waste removed from rivers, Ring Road (kp 25/03/2018)

City ‘won’t spare people littering public places’ (kp 23/03/2018)

Brick kilns posing threat to public health (ht 23/03/2018)

Down to the river: The hugely successful Bagmati Mega Clean Up Campaign has extracted close to 9,000 tonnes of solid waste from the river since 2012. But challenges remain if the river is to be rejuvenated as envisioned, by Abijeet Pant (kp 17/03/2018)

‘Green sticker' mandatory from mid-April (ht 16/03/2018), Vehicle exhaust test, green sticker to go nationwide (kp 17/03/2018)

Air pollution causes annual death toll of 35,000 (ht 11/03/2018)

Water pollution a big threat to aquatic life in Tikapur, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 11/03/2018)

qCraving clean air: There is a need for regular vehicle emission checks and automated traffic signals: simply banning old vehicles won’t do, by Kanchan Mani Dixit (kp 07/03/2018)

Minister Pandit says action will be taken against polluters (ht 04/03/2018)

mported vehicles to meet Euro IV norms (ht 02/03/2018)

Government to crack down on vehicles breaching emission limits from April 14 (ht 28/02/2018)

36 metric tonnes of solid waste collected under Kathmandu clean-up campaign (ht 25/02/2018)

Minister’s Pledge For Cleaner City, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 24/02/2018)

Mr Mayor, do something: Bidya Sundar Shakya is wasting precious time. If you have occupied highly important position but do not feel obliged to deliver, it’s a crime, by Anjali Subedi (rep 21/02/2018)

Air pollution damaging to human skin (ht 19/02/2018)

31 tonne waste picked in Valley clean-up drive (kp 18/02/2018)

Zigzag kilns hold promise for ‘greening’ brick industry (ht 17/02/2018)

Government issues new standards for brick kilns: Official at the Department of Environment says the new guidelines will not make much of a difference to Kathmandu Valley’s air quality (kp 12/02/2018)

Dhobi Khola clean-up caps 200-week mark: Clean Bagmati River drive enters 248th week (kp 11/02/2018)

TSP levels along roadsides significantly high in valley (kp 10/02/2018)

Lumbini’s pollution 1.5 times more than Kathmandu says new report (kp 05/02/2018)

24 tonnes of solid waste removed under clean-up campaigns (kp 28/01/2018)

Open burning of wastecontributing to rise in air pollution levels: 28.4 tonnes waste is generated by hospitals in the valley every day (ht 28/01/2018)

Amping it up: Given how vehicular emission accounts for 38 percent of Kathmandu’s air pollution, important strides have been taken for the promotion  of Electric Vehicles. But has it succeeded in creating conditions that wean the public away from combustion-powered vehicles?, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 27/01/2018)

Saving the earth with earth bricks: Kathmandu Valley’s air can be cleaner and its houses safer and cheaper to make with these new building blocks, by Sonia Awale (nt 26/01/2018)

Going all in, by Priyanka Gurung (rep 26/01/2018) [on Bagmati cleaning campaign]

Nepal’s air quality is worst in the world: EPI report (kp 25/01/2018) [see detailed report]

Govt calls for ban on ‘open waste burning’ to mitigate air pollution: A study by the Department of Environment shows that burning of waste contributes 19 percent  to Valley’s air pollution (kp 23/01/2018), Full of hot air: As all else, government directives against air pollution only work if they are enforced (kp 24/01/2018)

Poor air quality leaves Valley folk gasping for breath (kp 21/01/2018)

Half of valley vehicles flout emission norms, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 20/01/2018)

What are you allergic to? An epidemic of pollution-related allergies sweeps Kathmandu as winter wears on, by Sonia Awale (nt 19/01/2018)

SC: Act swiftly to check air pollution (kp 15/01/2018)

Bagmati River gets polluted yet again; fish start dying (ht 14/01/2018)

Pollution crisis: Action is required before Capital city’s air pollution crisis becomes the new capital punishment (ht 12/01/2018), Students protest deteriorating air quality of Capital (kp 13/01/2018)

Coming clean: Time to act to save Bagmati, by Balaram Sharma (ht 11/01/2018)

47 pc of booked vehicles do not meet set standards (rep 11/01/2018)

KUKL told to tackle dust pollution, by Ram Saran Tamang (rep 11/01/2018)

Air pollution: Traffic cops worst-hit (ht 09/01/2018)

Use of excessive coal in brick kilns adding to pollution (ht 08/01/2018)

Air pollution levels in Ratnapark have crossed national standards, says DoE (ht 06/01/2018), Valley clean air rally draws hundreds: Many stations installed in the Valley to monitor air quality have been marking higher levels of PM 2.5—one of  the primary and most dangerous pollutants in the air (kp 07/01/2018)

Air pollution levels exceed national standards in Bhaktapur, Bhaisepati (ht 03/01/2018)

Fund meant for fighting air pollution unused, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 31/12/2017)

NPC buys first EV to counter pollution (kp 30/12/2017)

KMC focus on road repair to control dust pollution (kp 25/12/2017)

Pollution check: If we start using public transport instead of private cars it will help reduce our emissions significantly, by David Kainee (rep 19/12/2017)

DoTM to make emissions test mandatory, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 16/12/2017)

12 million babies exposed to toxic air in South Asia: Inhaling polluted air during the first 1,000 days of life can impact childhood development (ht 06/12/2017), 75 pc Nepalis exposed to unsafe particulate matter levels (rep 06/12/2017)

Most Valley vehicles spew smoke well above limit: Nearly half failed emission test conducted by govt team, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 03/12/2017)

KMC clean-up drive for dust, dirt and grime free streets (kp 01/12/2017), KMC sprinkling water on roads to curb pollution (ht 02/12/29017)

Govt to buy 40 vehicle emission test devices (kp 29/11/2017), Emission test begins from Singha Durbar: Authorities plan to strictly enforce  vehicle emission standards to control growing air pollution in city areas (kp 30/11/2017)

Breath of life: Policies to incentivise switch from fossil fuels to electric power a must to improve air quality in Kathmandu, by Swastika Regmi (kp 28/11/2017)

Vehicle emission test to start from Singha Durbar (kp 27/11/2017)

Clean City drive: 9 metric tons of dust removed (kp 26/11/2017)

Danger in the air: Pollution kills 15 times more people than all the world’s wars and violence combined, by Dharmendra Kalauni (kp 21/11/2017)

Clean-up campaigns continue: 35 metric tons of waste removed from Valley rivers and roadsides (kp 19/11/2017), KMC resumes ‘Clean City’ drive (kp 19/11/2017)

‘Quick Action Team’ to address pollution woes (kp 18/11/2017) [??], Suffocating city: Those dust-desecrated seventy minutes triggered an allergy, resulting in throat infection, cough, and itching, watery eyes, by Archana Thapa (rep 18/11/2017)

Parties stress on pollution control, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 09/11/2017)

Suffocated by road dust, locals stage protest, by Aman Kouirala (kp 09/11/2017)

Clean-up campaigns go on in various parts of Capital: Marking the 234th week of Bagmati Mega Clean-up Campaign, participants extract 10 metric tons  of waste from the river (kp 05/11/2017), 58 metric tonnes garbage collected (ht 05/11/2017)

‘Lead exposure high among children’ (kp 30/10/2017)

42 metric tonnes of waste extracted from Valley rivers: More than 600 people participate in the Bagmati Clean-up Mega Campaign (kp 29/10/2017)

Breathe Free: A social media survey reveals the true extent of the health impact of Kathmandu’s deteriorating air quality, by Ayesha Shakya (nt 27/10/2017)

Proper repair of Valley roads only after Melamchi project concludes (ht 24/10/2017)

Lead content in paints decreasing: Study (kp 23/10/2017)

Littering on Annapurna Circuit raises concerns, by Aas Gurung and Dipak Pariyar (kp 19/10/2017)

41 metric ton waste removed from rivers, Ring Road areas (kp 15/10/2017)

KMC to seek aid for pollution control: Currently, nine air quality monitoring stations are in operation in the Valley (ht 15/10/2017)

Protect community health: Noise pollution is a major health hazard; Nepal must  learn to curb it through regulation and enforcement, by Khagendra N. Sharma (kp 08/10/2017)

28 metric tons of waste extracted (kp 08/10/2017)

36 metric tonnes waste collected (ht 24/09/2017)

Rs 5b fund unused, Bagmati project dependent on ADB grants, by Kilak Budhathoki (rep 18/09/2017)

67 metric tonnes of waste removed (kp 17/09/2017)

Taking responsibility: Curbing GHG emissions should be a moral obligation for countries the world over, by Khagendra N. Sharma (kp 10/09/2017)

Crusher plants causing noise pollution: Locals, by Suman Malla (rep 09/09/2017)

More air quality checking stations coming up (kp 03/09/2017), Nine stations in operation to measure air quality in Valley (ht 04/09/2017)

8 tons waste extracted from Bagmati (kp 03/09/2017)

Villages can reduce carbon footprint with biogas plants: Study finds a village  emitting over 1000 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually can reduce the emission by half using biogas plants, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 29/08/2017)

13 metric tons of solid waste extracted in clean-up drives (kp 27/08/2017)

Ban on unnecessary honking becoming effective in Pokhara-Lekhnath, by Santosh Subedi (reo 27/08/2017)

Air pollution levels decline in Valley (ht 20/08/2017)

Study to identify sources of air pollution (ht 12/08/2017)

Mercury poisoning: Govt’s ratification delay raises fears, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 09/08/2017)

Ruined crops: Unless remedial measures are taken the damage caused by industrial pollution would get worse (ht 09/08/2017)

‘No reduction in plastic litter in Bagmati’ (ht 02/08/2017)

Clean-up drive continues in Valley (kp 30/07/2017)

Reviving a river: Rampant population growth and urbanisation have dealt a death blow to the Bagmati, by Balaram Chaulagain (kp 27/07/2017)

Nine metric tons waste extracted from Bishnumati (kp 23/07/2017)

‘Water quality of Bagmati improving’ (ht 19/07/2017)

Bagmati cleaning task to be handed over to local levels by next year (ht 16/07/2017)

66 per cent water consumed in Valley contaminated: Even purified bottled water contains deadly microbes, E coli and coliform (ht 15/07/2017)

Govt to set up four more air quality monitoring stations (ht 15/07/2017)

Over 38 metric tonnes of garbage collected from major rivers in Valley (ht 09/07/2017)

Taking the lead on lead: Nepali children are exposed to alarmingly high levels of lead, which is slowing their intellectual development, by Sonia Awale (nt 07/07/2017)

Metropolitan office flooded with plaints (ht 05/07/2017)

1,381 face action in four years for polluting Valley rivers (kp 02/07/2017)

17 metric tons of solid waste extracted from Bagmati (kp 25/06/2017), 35 metric tonnes of garbage managed from Valley (ht 25/06/2017)

No horn, please: Noise pollution is not only a traffic problem, it is also a health problem, by Khagendra Nath Sharma (kp 25/06/2017)

KMC seeks advice on road broomers (ht 23/06/2017)

Air quality action plan for Kathmandu soon (kp 19/06/2017)

Air quality monitoring: Seven more stations by end of this year: DoE (kp 18/06/2017)

Bagmati clean-up drive: Manisha Koirala appointed goodwill ambassador (kp 17/06/2017), Manisha ‘excited’ to be part of campaign (kp 18/06/2018)

Over 40 metric ton garbage extracted from Valley rivers (kp 11/06/2017), Over 46 metric tonnes of garbage managed from major rivers in Valley (ht 11/06/2017)

Slow killer: Reducing air pollution requires an understanding of the different sources and their relative impacts, by Rupesh Paudyal (kp 09/06/2017)

Keeping The City Clean, by Shyam KC (rn 07/06/2017)

Environmental Pollution A Global Emergency, by Kishor Adhikari (rn 06/06/2017)

SDG 6 : The stuff of life; It is critical to address water pollution issues to achieve national health goals, by Sitaram Kattel and Kunjana Ghimire (kp 06/06/2017)

Financial costs of mercury contamination a heavy burden (ht 06/06/2017)

‘Bagmati River to be sewage-free by 2020’ (kp 06/06/2017)

40 tonnes of waste picked from rivers, Ring Road (kp 04/06/2017)

The dust bowl: Amount of particulate matter in the Valley air is three times the permissible limit, by Niranjan Mani Dixit (kp 04/06/2017)

Bagmati clean-up in neglected areas now (ht 31/05/2017)

Miasma of death: You won’t be able to walk for 15 minutes in Kathmandu today without feeling suffocated by smoke and dust, by Ajaya Kusum Adhikari (rep 30/05/2017)

32 metric ton solid waste extracted from Valley rivers (kp 28/05/2017)

Broom and dust: Dust control does not require a high level of technology; it can be achieved through a multi-pronged approach, by Naresh Koirala (kp 22/05/2017)

Over 40 metric ton solid waste collected from Valley rivers: The Bagmati Mega Clean-up Campaign is running in the fifth year with the drive marking 210th week on Saturday (kip 21/05/2017)

Road to new Kathmandu: Inconvenience caused by the Melamchi project could have been lessened with some planning and coordination among concerned agencies, by Mangleshwori Dhonju (kp 16/05/2017)

KMC experts to explore broomer machines in India (kp 03/04/2017)

Cleaning of Bagmati: More is necessary, by Jiba Raj Pokharel (ht 02/05/2017)

Clean-up campaign continues in Valley’s rivers, Ring Road areas (kp 30/04/2017)

Scientists begin Bagmati clean-up impact study (ht 30/04/2017)

Air pollution biggest health risk in urban areas (ht 30/04/2017)

How Un-Green is My Valley, by Akhilesh Upadhyay (kp 29/04/2017)

KMC burns petrol to promote ‘no horn’: Motorcycle rally widely criticised, including by health minister, by Anup Ojha (kp 28/04/2017)

Mitigating dust pollution: KMC pressure washing dusty roads (kp 27/04/2017)

37 metric tons of garbage managed from major rivers in valley (ht 23/04/2017)

City of pollution: Artificial calamity, by Mahesh Lamsal (ht 21/04/2017)

The city of Silence, by Cilla Khatry (rep 21/04/2017)

Noise pollution: Shhhhh! Hopefully, Kathmandu can ease transport bottlenecks and create safe and pleasant public spaces, by Thomas B. Robertson (kp 18/04/2017)

Ring Road cleanup campaign kicks off (kp 16/04/2017)

Govt recommends workplace noise limit (ht 16/04/2017)

Government prepares to launch Air Pollution Control Action Plan (ht 15/04/2017)

The masked existence, by Priyanka Gurung (rep 14/04/2017)

In choked Capital, artists perform against pollution: Students wrapped in plastic sheets take to streets, by Samikshya Bhattarai (kp 14/04/2017)

Risk of Bagmati sanitation being undone persists, by Anup Ojha (kp 14/04/2017)

Talking rubbish, by Gunjan Upadhyay (rep 14/04/2017)

Ban on horns comes into effect from today, by Ram Saran Tamang (rep 14/04/2017), No Horn regulation comes into effect: Authorities tout it as success, but traffic was thin on New Year’s Day (kp 15/04/2017), Ban on needless honking comes into effect (ht 15/04/2017)

Rs 300 m sought to make city dust-free (ht 11/04/2017), Pollution in Kathmandu: Interventions needed, by Jiba Raj Pokharel (ht 11/04/2017), Details sought of action taken to check air pollution (ht 12/04/2017), Control the dust: The Melamchi project can at least carry out temporary black topping of the busy areas and spray water to minimise dust (ht 12/04/2017), Govt forms panel to implement apex court order (ht 14/04/2017)

Something in the air: Looks like Dustmandu is going to continue to live up to its name for the foreseeable future, by Deepak Thapa (kp 06/04/2017)

Dust hazards: Despite knowing about the hazards that dust pollution poses, very little is being done to reduce it (ht 06/04/2017)

Valley denizens advised to wear dust mask (ht 05/04/2017)

Valley to be declared ‘no horn zone’: The rule will come into force from April 14, according to authorities, by Anup Ojha (kp 04/04/2017)

Most of the air pollution in Kathmandu is locally generated, interview with Bhushan Tuladhar (kp 03/04/2017)

KMC to use broomers to clean dusty roads (ht 01/04/2017), ‘Budget for 10 broomer machines soon’ (kp 02/04/2017)

Euro IV standard fuel to be sold from Sat (kp 30/03/2017)

No safety rules yet against pollution near schools, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 27/03/2017)

Topography to blame for worsening air pollution (ht 25/03/2017)

Lumbini chokes as pollution levels cross safe limits, by Samipa Khanal (kp 24/03/2017), Air pollution levels higher in Lumbini than in Ratnapark (ht 24/03/2017)

It’s a battlefield out there, by Kalu Maila (rep 24/03/2017)

New filter at Ratna Park air quality centre (ht 21/03/2017)

Trans-border pollution impacts air quality in Nepal, by Ram Saran Tamang (rep 21/03/2017)

Government gets access to US Embassy AQM data (ht 18/03/2017)

Changing tides: The energy generated by the Clean Bagmati Campaign must be sustained (kp 17/03/2017)

Melamchi told to spray water to tackle dust (ht 15/03/2017)

2 new air quality monitoring stations in Valley, by Ram Saran Tamang (rep 15/03/2017)

Bagmati clean-up marks 200th week, by Samipa Khanal (kp 12/03/2017)

Air too dangerous to breathe: Kathmandu residents breathed extremely polluted air in Magh, by Ajaya Shrestha (rep 09/03/2017)

Report and Reality: Melamchi environment plan only on paper, Lack of proper implementation a threat to public health (rep 08/03/2017)

32 tonnes of waste extracted from rivers (kp 05/03/2017)

KMC starts crackdown on illegal billboards, by Samipa Khanal (kp 05/03/2017)

Power cuts shut air quality monitoring station at Ratnapark (ht 05/03/2017)

‘Raise awareness about hazards of noise pollution’ (kp 04/03/2017)

Putting up with pollution: Indifference to environmental issues over the years has allowed Kathmandu’s air to be hardly breathable, by Navin Singh Khadka (kp 03/03/2017)

HPCIDBC becomes River Basin Organisation (ht 03/03/2017)

Haze hampers visibility, gives rise to lung problems (ht 28/02/2017)

Bagmati clean-up drive enters 198th week (kp 26/02/2017)

Cheap cloth masks unreliable against Valley pollution: Study, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 23/02/2017)

Social crime: Air pollution in capital (rep 20/02/2017)

Plan to revive Bagmati taking shape, by Anup Ojha (kp 19/02/2017)

'Traffic police suffer most from air pollution', by Ram Saran Tamang (rep 17/02/2017)

Kathmandu Valley: Dust bowl of pollution, by Surendra Bahadur Sijapati (ht 17/02/2017)

Doable steps to cure capital's air pollution: Simple actions that can cure capital's air pollution (rep 15/02/2017)

Local innovation to ease indoor pollution, by Ram Saran Tamang (rep 13/02/2017)

Dust Pollution: Playing Havoc With Life, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 09/02/2017), Officials clueless as dust crisis worsens, by Gyan P. Neupane (rep 09/02/201), Every breath you take, by Sonia Awale (nt 10/02/2017), Polluted politics (nt 10/02/2017), Figuring out what to do: Air pollution data is needed for an informed public and responsive decision making, by Arnico K. Panday (nt 10/02/2017)

16 tonnes of solid waste extracted from Valley rivers (kp 05/02/2017)

Govt told to keep roads in the Valley dust-free (ht 04/02/2017), House panel tells authorities to restore dug up roads (rep 04/02/2017)

KMC arrests two for pasting posters on walls, poles (kp 03/02/2017)

Kathmandu becoming mask town, by Pooja Chauhan (rep 03/02/2017)

Bagmati River to be sewage-free (ht 01/02/2017)

Broomer machines to be used to clean Valley roads (kp 31/01/2017)

Problem in the air: As per Pollution Index 2016, Kathmandu is the third most polluted city in the world, by Binod Rayamajhee (kp 31/01/2017)

19 metric tonnes of solid waste extracted from Valley rivers (kp 29/01/2017)

Occupational hazard: Being a traffic police in Kathmandu certainly isn’t easy, but increasingly, it also is very lethal, by Dipesh Khatiwada (kp 28/01/2017)

'Kathmandu air pollution on track to rival Delhi's', by Ram Saran Tamang (rep 21/01/2017)

Pollution Takes Human Toll, by Shyam KC (rn 18/01/2017)

‘Valley traffic cops face several health threats’, by Samipa Khanal (kp 16/01/2017)

11 tonnes of solid waste extracted from Valley rivers (kp 15/01/2017)

Concerned agencies told to take steps to improve air quality (kp 13/01/2017)

NPC to hold interaction on pollution as Capital chokes (kp 10/01/2017), Yearning to breathe free: Govt must demonstrate political  will to tackle alarming air pollution (kp 11/01/2017)

10 tonnes of solid waste extracted from rivers (kp 08/01/2017)

Dust problem in Biratnagar turns acute, by Ajit Tiwari (rep 06/01/2017)

Draft of national pollution control strategy finalised (ht 05/01/2017), Tackling pollution: This strategy, if implemented, would enable the collection of the necessary data on pollution, ultimately helping to address the problem of pollution (ht 06/01/2017)

Government fails in its responsibility to curb Valley’s dust pollution (ht 03/01/2017)

Valley’s air quality worsens (kp 31/12/2016)

Brick kilns adopting zig-zag technology (ht 31/12/2016)

Patients with respiratory problems up, by Arjun Poudel (ht 26/12/2016), Shocking scenario: There is no place in the Valley where people are not suffering from the respiratory ailments (ht 27/12/2016), 'Dust turning Valley into health hazard hub', by Ram Saran Tamang (rep 29/12/2016)

Sewage from local hotels polluting Phewa Lake, by Birendra KC (kp 20/12/2016)

‘Government not doing enough to control air and noise pollution’ (ht 15/12/2016)

22 metric tonnes of waste extracted from Valley rivers (kp 11/12/2016)

Bagmati River to be made filth free (ht 09/12/2016)

River clean-up campaign continues (kp 04/12/2016), Poor local participation in Bagmati Clean-up (kp 04/12/2016)

Air quality monitoring stations begin operation (kp 30/11/2016)

The capital chokes: Combating air pollution has never been a priority of the Nepali political class or of our government, by Ishwar Rauniyar (rep 24/11/2016)

Fighting indoor air pollution through improved stoves, by Ram Saran Tamang (rep 22/11/2016)

Bagmati clean-up campaign: 15 metric tonnes of garbage extracted from the river (kp 20/11/2016)

Sketching Bagmati: A multimedia project to revive the enthusiasm for change and the Bagmati itself Smriti Basnet (nt 18/11/2016)

The city chokes: A host of measures can help control air pollution in Kathmandu Valley, by Prashanta Khanal (kp 17/11/2016)

183rd week of bagmati clean-up drive: Campaigners bid farewell to Paudyal (kp 13/11/2016)

Euro IV standard petrol, diesel from April 17 (ht 11/11/2016)

Bagmati clean-up faces uncertain future without campaign leader Paudyal (ht 10/11/2016)

Kathmandu faring no better as Delhi chokes (kp 09/11/2016)

90pc of Bagmati drain installation complete, by Anup Ojha (kp 20/10/2016)

Air pollution levels rising (ht 18/10/2016)

Rampant dumping of garbage at Bhateri pollutes Madi River (ht 17/10/2016)

Bagmati clean-up continues (kp 16/10/2016)

Nepal calls for tech transfer to phase out HFCs (kp 15/10/2016)

The air we breathe: It’s high time all stakeholders started adopting apt measures to control Kathmandu’s air pollution, by Anustha Shrestha (kp 09/10/2016)

15 air quality monitoring stations to be run across country (ht 06/10/2016)

Toxic priorities: By ignoring hazardous air pollution levels, government entities are actively creating a public health disaster, by Samik Adhikari (kp 03/10/2016)

‘Air pollution major killer in Nepal’, by Pragati Shahi (kp 28/09/2016), WHO calls for improving air quality: 9,940 dies from pollution-related causes in Nepal last year (ht 28/09/2016), Slow killer: Urgent steps are necessary to control the country’s disturbing level of air pollution (kp 29/09/2016), Air pollution causing more deaths than road accidents, by Ram Saran Tamang (rep 01/10/2016)

18 tonnes of solid waste collected from rivers (ht 11/09/2016)

Valley picked for air quality improvement project (kp 07/09/2016)

Brick kilns pose risk to health and environment (ht 01/09/2016)

Protection against air pollution: Cloth masks are not very effective, study reveals, by Garima Chaulagain (kp 31/08/2016)

Noise pollution hits TIA operations, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 29/08/2016)

Work on pollution control strategy starts (kp 27/08/2016)

Ensure clean air: As air pollution can cause serious health problems we need to do more to reduce the air pollution level and ultimately be able to breathe clean air, which is our right (ht 26/08/2016)

Cops to fine motorists using pressure horns (ht 25/08/2016)

25 tonnes of waste collected from Bagmati (ht 21/08/2016)

Trishuli River getting polluted (ht 20/08/2016)

Challenges of curbing vehicle emissions, by Priyanka Gurung (rep 19/08/2016), The suffocating state, by Shruti Dhungel (rep 19/08/2016)

Keeping Kathmandu Out: As Kathmandu’s demand for anti-pollution face-masks grows, new products are making the lives of commuters more bearable, if they can afford it, by Pragati Shahi (kp 13/08/2016)

DoE starts setting up air quality monitoring stations (ht 25/07/2016), Technical glitches hit air monitoring stations (ht 12/08/2016)

DoE sets up first of proposed 12 air quality monitoring stations in Valley, by Anup Ojha (kp 18/07/2016), Poor air quality (ht 18/07/2016)

12 tonnes of waste collected from Bagmati, Bishnumati (kp 17/07/2016)

55 tonnes of solid waste extracted from Bishnumati (kp 10/07/2016)

Seventeen metric tonne garbage extracted from Bagmati riverside (kp 03/07/2016)

Visual pollution goes unchecked in Kathmandu, by Anita Shrestha (ht 02/07/2016)

DoE to set up 3 air monitoring stations: Various independent researches have listed Kathmandu among the world’s most polluted cities (kp 23/06/2016)

Alarming air quality: At one time the authorities were strictly checking these emissions by measuring them and even fining the offending vehicle owners (ht 08/06/2016)

Campaigners demand healthy environment, by Anuj Kumar Adhikari (kp 06/06/2016)

Kathmandu’s poor air quality: Environmentalists ring alarm bells (kp 04/06/2016), Kathmandu’s air quality degrading rapidly after earthquakes (ht 04/06/2016)

High pollution levels: Respiratory problems among kids ‘on rise’ (kp 31/05/2016)

Losing darkness: Light pollution, by Shreemad Pradhan (ht 23/05/2016)

Air pollution levels higher in Bhaktapur than in Kathmandu, by Anita Shrestha (kp 22/05/2016)

Pollution at your doorstep: Hemmed in by a generator and a disco, my house has turned into a gas and torture chamber, by Sandhya Regmi (kp 15/05/2016)

Dust, Dust, Everywhere, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 12/05/2016)

Electric crematorium: Breaking stereotype, facility contributes to clean Bagmati, by Anup Ojha (kp 11/05/2016)

12 tonne waste retrieved (kp 08/05/2016)

Bagmati clean-up campaign losing steam, by Pramod Kumar Tandan (ht 08/05/2016)

Pollution taking toll on health of Valley denizens (kp 01/05/2016)

Inconvenient truth: Nepal is yet to submit a promise to reduce carbon emission as per the INDC pledge, by Sagarika Bhatta (kp 29/03/2016)

Stuck in a haze: The country needs a dedicated agency to control pollution and protect environment (kp 28/03/2016)

Bagmati Mahotsav marks 150th week of campaign: President Bhandari stresses on the need to use new technology to keep the holy river clean, by Anup Ojha (kp 27/03/2016), Bagmati clean-up drive in 150th week (ht 27/03/2016)

Haze attributed to raging jungle blaze: Experts warn of significant deterioration in air quality, by Pragati Shahi (kp 26/03/2016), Valley chokes as air pollution levels shoot up (ht 26/03/2016)

Waste collected from Trishuli riverbanks: 30 boats are used to collect empty noodles packets and beer bottles, among other wastes, from the riverbanks (kp 22/03/2016)

Kathmandu 3rd most polluted city in the world (kp 20/03/2016), More and more people suffering from COPD, say docs, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 20/03/2016)

Now fish can survive in Bagmati River (ht 14/02/2016)

The hiding enemy, by Sneha Pandey (rep 12/02/2016)

15 tonnes of garbage removed from Bagmati river (kp 07/02/2016)

Breathable Kathmandu: Nepal and in particular Kathmandu can learn from the success of Hong Kong, by Rassu Manandhar (kp 07/02/2016)

Nepal’s air pollution among worst (kp 29/01/2016)

Dhobi Khola clean-up drive marks 100 weeks (kp 24/01/2016)

Under the smog, by Kaushal Adhikari (kp 23/01/2016)

Bagmati clean-up: Campaigners go over already cleaned Sinamangal area (kp 17/01/2016)

Clean Bagmati Campaign enters 138th week: 10 metric tonnes of garbage extracted from river on Saturday (kp 03/01/2015)

The city chokes: Air pollution in Kathmandu should alarm everyone (kp 23/12/2015)

Saving rivers: The polluted rivers across Nepal need serious attention, by Lal Rapacha (kp 22/12/2015)

Is Kathmandu pollution new capital punishment?, by Pragati Shahi (kp 19/12/2015)

Clean Bagmati campaign: Volunteers remove 15T of garbage (kp 13/12/2015)

Smoke and mirrors: A telefilm about air pollution and its link to health and climate, by Sahina Shrestha (nt 30/10/2015)

Clean Bagmati campaign: 5 metric tonnes of garbage removed (kp 11/10/2015)

Proper mgmt of pollutants on cards (kp 07/10/2015)

A good ride: Govt should introduce programmes to promote use of zero emission vehicles (kp 30/09/2015)

E-rickshaws taking over Nepalgunj, by Rajendra Nath and Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 30/09/2015)

Something in the air: Due to air pollution, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases continue to rise in the Valley, by Sandhya Regmi (kp 25/09/2015)

Airpocalypse: There is an urgent need to address the alarming levels of air pollution in Kathmandu, by Garima Chaulagain (kp 11/09/2015)

SC puts ban on visual pollution (kp 03/09/2015)

Hard to breathe: Govt needs to take immediate actions to reduce air pollution in the Valley (kp 01/09/2015)

‘Air has cancer-causing chemicals’ (kp 30/08/2015)

Owners of polluting pets to be fined by KMC (ht 27/08/2015)

Bagmati campaign going strong (kp 16/08/2015)

Tainted water spreading diarrheal infection in Kuleshwar (rep 05/08/2015)

Diesel generator emissions making Valley air more toxic (ht 28/07/2015)

Air quality monitoring: Govt to install 11 new stations (kp 22/07/2015)

Coliform found in drinking water, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 13/07/2015)

Toxic chemicals in quake debris threat to environment: Experts, by Riwaj Rai (rep 13/07/2015)

Polluted tributaries plaguing Bagmati River (ht 05/07/2015)

Introduction of pollution-free electric rickshaws stir protests, by Rohit Rai (rep 06/06/2015)

Factories’ waste water stinks to high heaven, by Lila Ballav Ghimire (kp 22/04/2015)

Bagmati bachao: uthorities should base the Bagmati clean-up on a scientific plan to live up to the legacy of Huta Ram Baidya, by Ananta R. Baidya (kp 16/04/2015)

Seti River clean-up campaign kicks off (ht 16/04/2015)

Well begun, half done: Bagmati clean-up now requires the treatment of sewage and drainage (kp 13/04/2015)

Silent killers: Contamination of drinking water by toxic metal ions can have disastrous consequences, including cancer, by Kosh P. Neupane (kp 09/04/2015)

Special Bagmati clean-up campaign on April 11 (ht 21/03/2015), 60,000 people to join mega drive in 100th week (kp 22/03/2015), Govt wants huge turnout for 100th week of campaign (kp 04/04/2015), Campaign in 100th week, by Pragati Shahi (kp 11/05/2015), Making every drop count, by Pragati Shahi (kp 11/05/2015), 100th week to be marked today
by forming human chain
(ht 11/04/2015), Reviving the Bagmati: Carrying on the legacy of Bagmati Ba who visualised a clean living Bagmati River for the future generations, by Meena Panday (ht 11/04/2015), Over 100,000 people join river clean-up drive, by Anup Ojha and Pragati Shahi (kp 12/04/2015), 100th week, thousands of participants, one mission: Special event brings people from different walks of life, political leaders, civil servants and others together (ht 12/04/2015)

Kathmandu denizens choking on air pollution: Polluted atmosphere eating into health of city residents; Experts call for immediate action (kp 19/03/2015)

2,600 tonnes waste removed from Bagmati (ht 08/03/2015)

The other bad carbon: Black carbon is easier and faster to control than carbon dioxide to reduce global warming and health hazards, by Kunda Dixit (nt 06/03/2015), Clean kilns: Lack of incentives for green bricks means factories are still using old, polluting technology, by Sonia Awale (nt 06/03/2015)

Nakkhu river clean-up drive (kp 08/02/2015), Nakhkhu River clean-up campaign in full swing (ht 08/02/2015)

Contaminated water plagues Martadi residents (ht 08/02/2015)

Lalitpur folk join hands to clean Nakhu River, by Kaushal Ghimire (kp 04/02/2015)

Clean Bagmati campaign: 1,700 metric tonnes of waste removed (kp 01/02/2015)

Colour of health: The new standard of 90 ppm lead in paints will ultimately help eliminate leaded paint from Nepal, by Ram Charitra Sah (kp 20/01/2015)

Govt set to remove 20-yr-old vehicles, by Samik Kharel (kp 18/01/2015)

A dangerous data gap: Invisible particles cause health risks for Kathmandu’s residents, but poor data means we do not know how bad the situation really is, by Gyanu Adhikari (kp 05/01/2015)

Pollution degrades historical Palpa lake, by Madhav Aryal (kp 17/12/2014)

Biratnagar residents complain of contaminated water supply, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 14/12/2014)

Losing the war: Toxic levels of arsenic in Nepal’s water supply can lead to the rise of even ‘stronger’ superbugs, by Brian Beard (kp 14/12/2014)

Pollution in Kanyam: Piles of trash becomes eyesore for visitors, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 11/12/2014)

Valley air worst during rush hour (kp 10/12/2014)

Effective measures to combat pollution stressed (ht 05/12/2014)

Govt considers installation of air quality monitoring stations, by Pragati Shahi (kp 02/12/2014)

Toxic paint: The presence of significant levels of lead in paint poses a serious danger to the health and well-being of our children, by Ram Charitra Sah (kp 23/11/2014)

Bhaktapur folk want brick kilns removed (kp 20/11/2014)

Noise levels in Kathmandu exceed WHO guidelines (ht 02/11/2014)

Call for concerted efforts to reduce pollution (ht 18/10/2014)

TIA noise poses health risk to 100k locals: Doctors say noise pollution causes hearing impairment, hypertension, heart disease and birth defects, among other problems, by Dipak Bayalkoti (kp 10/10/2014)

Jagadamba installs device to cut pollution, by Laxmi Shah (kp 07/10/2014)

Air polluted in mornings, evenings, by Manish Gautam (kp 01/10/2014)

Kaligandaki cleaning campaign (ht 16/09/2014)

Coliform level high in Pokhara drinking water, by Bharat Koirala (ht 13/09/2014)

Water samples from rivers, lakes across Nepal tested: Presence of coliform poses health risks: Report (ht 06/08/2014)

Capital’s sewer mgmt halfway done, by Nirmala Adhikari (kp 01/08/2014)

SC moved seeking to remove visual pollution (ht 24/07/2014), Apex court tells authorities to remove visual pollution pronto: Says immediate action needed to keep city clean (ht 31/07/2014)

Coliform confirmed in water inremote districts of far-west (ht 11/06/2014)

The Himalayas: Upstream but downwind, by Arnico Panday (ht 06/06/2014), Every breath we take, by Arnico Panday (nt 06/06/2014)

Report: 30% of water in Valley contaminated, by Arjun Poudel (rep 29/05/2014)

Clouds of dust from road construction choke Valley residents (kp 20/05/2014)

Clean and green water resources: Bank on engineering approach, by Pragyan Bhattarai (ht 02/05/2014)

Clean Bagmati Campaign: Concerted effort paying off, by Samik Kharel (kp 27/04/2014), Bagmati cleanup initiative marks 50 weeks: President, Constituent Assembly Chair join hands in a bid to remove pollutants from the river (ht 27/04/2014)

Brick industries to promote cleaner technologies (kp 27/04/2014)

Millions of pollution tax fail to serve purpose (kp 23/04/2014)

Project aims to run brick kilns on biofuel (ht 21/04/2014)

Dead water: Efforts to clean up the rivers should not be limited to the Bagmati and media events, by Pragyan Bhattarai (kp 20/04/2014), Cleaning the Bagmati: More needs to be done, by Giri Bahadur Sunar (ht 22/04/2014)

Dhobhikhola cleaning campaign begins (nn 20/04/2014)

Campaigners bathe in ‘clean’ Bagmati (kp 15/04/2014), Holy dips in Bagmati River: Chief Secretary, other campaigners take a leap of faith (ht 15/04/2014), Changing waters: Construction of wastewater treatment facilities will help cleanse the Bagmati (kp 16/04/2014)

Is A Pollution-free City Possible?, by Shyam K.C. (rn 07/04/2014)

Valley on the verge of choking with air pollution: Experts warn capital could turn into a city of chronic obstructive pulmonary, cardiac diseases, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 02/04/2014), Foul air (ht 03/04/2014)

Arsenic-affected drinking water hampers settlement, by Bechu Gaud (kp 27/03/2014)

A scandal: Air pollution in Nepal (rep 27/03/2014)

Hetauda cement factory  emitting toxic dust, say locals (ht 27/03/2014)

Restoring The Pristine Purity Of Bagmati, by Safal Sharma (rn 15/03/2014)

SC asks authorities to submit progress on Bagmati clean-up (rep 04/03/2014)

Bagmati sewage treatment plant to get 24-hour power, by Pratibha Rawal (rep 04/03/2014)

The sewage canal: The Valley’s once holy waters are finally being cleaned up, by Sunir Pandey (nt 28/02/2014)

Cleaning the muck: The journey of cleaning Bagmati has begun; We will reach the destination one day soon, by Suraj Narayan Singh Thapa (rep 24/02/2014)

Dhobikhola clean-up campaign begins (rep 23/02/2014)

Analyze that! The state needs to carefully examine the causes behind past failures of Bagmati cleaning projects, by Prayas Raj Koirala (rep 18/02/2014)

Kantipur joins Clean Bagmati Campaign (kp 16/02/2014)

Campaign aims to clean Dhobikhola (ht 16/02/2014)

Japanese assistance for Bagmati cleanup: The grant will be used to build a wastewater treatment plant, train local people (kp 08/02/2014)

Initiative to reduce air pollution (ht 29/01/2014)

Pesticide traces found in veggies grown in Valley (ht 21/01/2014)

Campaign to clean Trisuli begins, by Binod Tripati and Sudip Kaini (kp 20/01/2014)

Campaigners vow to restore lost glory of Bagmati River (ht 19/01/2014), PADT behind Bagmati pollution: KMC: Accuses it of not cooperating with river cleaning campaign (ht 23/01/2014), Power cut throws cold water on Bagmati clean-up plan, by Pratibha Rawal (rep 26/01/2014), Clean Bagmati still a pipedream (ht 02/02/2014), Doomed to fail: When a thing is everyone's responsibility and accountability rests on a hundred different shoulders, you can forget about the results, by Hitesh Karki (rep 08/02/2014)

Valley’s air quality degrading (kp 09/01/2014), Urbanisation affecting public health: Experts ring alarm bells as air pollution gets worse in Kathmandu Valley (ht 09/01/2014)

Pollution threatening Pokhara (ht 07/01/2014)

Bagmati clean-up to remember Baidya (kp 04/01/2014), Clean Bagmati drive in full swing (kp 05/01/2014)

Government to ban vehicles more than 20 years old (ht 29/12/2013)

Lead levels in paints to be regulated (ht 29/12/2013)

Nepal's greenhouse emissions negligible: Experts say it highlights lack of development, by Om Astha Rai (rep 27/12/2013)

Poison fishing puts river ecosystem under threat, by Anil Bhandari (rep 21/12/2013)

DoE seals polluting industries (kp 17/12/2013)

UN emission reduction mechanism ties officials in knots: REDD-plus is a carbon emission reduction scheme for countries like Nepal to get climate finance from developed countries (kp 13/12/2013)

Norway, ICIMOD sign ambitious deal to combat air pollution (ht 12/12/2013)

Govt moves to reduce use of pesticide (ht 12/12/2013)

Air pollution giving Capital denizens a cough (ht 06/12/2013)

Alert sounded on pesticide sale, use (ht 04/12/2013)

Money grows on trees: Carbon trade can provide third world countries with financial incentives to pursue clean energy and development, by Rajesh Sigdel (kp 28/11/2013)

Handle asbestos carefully: NGO (ht 27/11/2013)

Nepal urged to ratify mercury convention (ht 09/11/2013)

Clean Bishnumati campaigners getting increasingly frustrated, by Pratibha Rawal (rep 20/10/2013)

WHO paints deadly picture of exposure to lead: Urges countries to save people from poisoning; Says children the most vulnerable lot (ht 19/10/2013), Govt ‘working’ to set lead level in paints (kp 21/10/2013), Lead level in paints past global limit: Study; Industry secretary for setting up high-tech labs and committees for monitoring (kp 23/10/2013), Report on paints presents an alarming picture: Shows life-threatening lead levels in leading brands; Exposed children face higher risks (ht 23/10/2013)

Nepal signs UN mercury convention (kp 11/10/2013)

Pollution causing companies sealed (ht 07/10/2013)

Illegal asphalt plant giving tough time to locals. Their complaints made six months ago go in vain as authorities fail to take action to remove it (ht 04/10/2013)

Bishnumati cleaning drive kicking off from Saturday (kp 25/09/2013)

Indoor air pollution taking its toll on women, kids, by Mina Marasini (kp 24/09/2013)

Rain Keeping Pollution Under Check: Condition likely to get worse in winter, by Anjali Subedi (rep 11/09/2013)

Diesel generator sets playing havoc with Valley air: Study, by Pragati Shahi (kp 03/09/2013)

Nepal likely to sign UN mercury convention (kp 23/08/2013)

Death by negligence: Pollution, by James Donovan (rep 11/08/2013)

Over 1,000 join hands to clean Bagmati River (ht 04/08/2013)

(No) horn please! A maddening love for horns and lack of respect for others are turning Kathmandu into one of the noisiest cities in the world, by Tsering Dolker Gurung (nt 26/07/2013)

Govt to put ‘polluter pays’ principle into effect, by Pragati Shahi (kp 21/07/2013)

Toys sold in market highly toxic: Study (kp 19/07/2013), Giving kids plaything not a good idea to toy with! 54 per cent of such items contain harmful elements: Study (ht 19/07/2013)

Drive against noise pollution in full swing Campaign launched on July 2 has found 993 vehicles on the wrong side of the law (ht 17/07/2013)

Slow poison: Vehicular emission, by Prayas Raj Koirala (rep 09/07/2013)

Happy water: Cleaning Bagmati, by Giri bahadur Sunar (rep 08/07/2013)

The road to hell: Rampant road expansion without environmental impact assessment shows how dangerously public health is ignored, by Navin Singh Khadka (kp 07/06/2013)

Rituals doing little to protect the environment, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (ht 02/06/2013)

"New Emission Standards In Offing", interview with Keshab Prasad Bhattarai (sp 31/05/2013)

Beleaguered people (ht 17/05/2013)

Suffocate city: The government must immediately start measuring pollution levels in Kathmandu (kp 14/05/2013)

Clamour for less-polluting brick kilns (ht 12/04/2013)

Bid to check air pollution level hits snag, by Pragati Shahi (kp 10/05/2013)

More pollution in city air as people battling breathing problems (kp 06/05/2013)

Congested Kathmandu, by Cilla Khatry (rep 05/04/2013)

Implications of air pollution Economic and health costs, by Ashok Shumshere J.B. Rana (ht 18/03/2013)

Buddha’s birdplace Lumbini threatened by hazardous emissions of local industries, study reveals (nn 20/02/2013)

Dreams of Bagmati: Instead of staging surrealistic plays, we should start physical actions, mobilise human power. Youths should start such actions, by Abhi Subedi (kp 17/02/2013)

hrouded in smog: Kathmandu denizens do not seem to be aware of the threat from particulate pollutants suspended in the air around them, by Pragati Shahi (kp 08/01/2013)

Bagmati clean-up campaign begins (kp 01/02/2013)

Air pollutants threatening public health: Study Reducing particulate matter could save Rs 30 million in medical costs (ht 31/01/2013)

Holiest and dirtiest: Janakpur, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 29/01/2013)

Elite panel to scour out Bagmati pollutants (kp 28/01/2013)

Sick city: Air pollution is making Nepalis sick and undermining the national economy, by Anna-Karin Ernstson Lampou (nt 18/01/2013)

Air, sound pollution checks still not in place (ht 20/12/2012)

The silent killer (ht 12/12/2012)

Euro III standard implemented for imports (kp 19/10/2012)

Unaddressed concerns: Bagmati's woes, by Hemant Arjyal (rep 13/10/2012)

Govt plan to make noisy Kathmandu more livable (kp 12/10/2012)

SC orders govt to implement Euro III (kp 26/09/2012)

Air pollution still a major bugbear, by Pragati Shahi (kp 11/09/2012), Make city air breathable, by Prashanta Khanal (kp 11/09/2012), Toxic air: Serious effort to reduce air pollution will go a long way in improving public health (kp 17/09/2012)

Vehicle Pollution Standard enforced to enhance environmental cleanliness (nn 29/08/2012)

Valley water infected with coliform, by Laxmi Maharjan (ht 07/08/2012)

Experts’ pill to cut down Kathmandu air pollution (kp 31/07/2012), A cleaner, greener Nepal, by Manjeet Dhakal (rep 31/07/2012)

KMC all set to cleanup Bishnumati banks (ht 22/07/2012)

More than 600,000 households get pollution free stoves (rep 17/07/2012)

Waiting to exhale: The Vehicle Emission Testing programme needs to be overhauled to tackle air pollution, by Krity Shrestha (kp 01/07/2012)

FNCSI promotes environment friendly brick kilns (rep 28/06/2012)

Sound pollution too high, are authorities listening? (ht 24/06/2012)

Bathing in dust roadside dwellers’ routine hassle, by Pragati Shahi (kp 04/05/2012)

Soaring air pollution needs immediate solution, by Vijay Dev Bhatta (kp 16/04/2012)

From heaven to hell, by Anil Bhattarai (kp 18/03/2012)

Banke drinkingwater ‘contaminated’ (kp 08/02/2012)

Air quality index: Nepal ranks 3rd worst performer, by Pragati Shahi (kp 01/02/2012), The air up there: Air quality in urban areas is worrisome (kp 01/02/2012)

Indian industry pollution blankets Terai in fog, by Shyam Bhatta (rep 06/01/2012)

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