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Kathmandu among top three most polluted cities for air quality (kh 28/02/2024)

Kathmandu ranks fourth most polluted city worldwide (kh 20/02/2024)

Air pollution responsible for premature births, low weight : Neonatal deaths have not declined in the past five years, according to a study, by Arjun Poudel (kp 19/02/2024)

As air in Kathmandu Valley deteriorates to hazardous level, patients of respiratory illness rise ; A low-pressure system formed in the west caused cloudy conditions throughout the country on Wednesday, by Arjun Poudel (kp 15/02/2024)

Winter rainfall shortage raises concerns over escalating pollution crisis (rep 15/02/2024)

A big threat to the farm sector, by Lakshya Deep Devkota (ae 15/02/2024)

Kathmandu Valley Air Pollution Turning Heaven into Hell, by Madhav Karki (rep 11/02/2024)

Kathmandu ranks seventh among the world’s most polluted cities : Bhaktapur records PM2.5 levels of 292 micrograms per cubic meter (μg/m3), a whopping 48.5 times higher than the WHO guideline (kh 31/01/2024)

Kathmandu ranks seventh among most polluted cities globally (kh 18/01/2024)

Gasping for Breath in the Himalayan Capital, by Kunga Hyolmo (kh 24/12/2023)

Kathmandu claims 13th spot on Global Air Pollution Index: Unveiling causes, impacts, and ongoing trends (kh 23/12/2023)

Why Kathmandu is visibly cleaner : Several measures taken under Mayor Balendra Shah’s directive are starting to bear fruit, by Arjun Poudel (kp 17/12/2023)

What is current air quality in Kathmandu? The PM2.5 concentration in Kathmandu presently stands at 14.6 times the annual air quality guideline value set by WHO (kh 17/12/2023)

How Air Pollution Affects Health, by Tulasi Acharya (rn 16/12/2023)

Sirsiya river appears cleaner now, but this is temporary : Every year, during the Chhath festival, factories along the Parsa-Bara Industrial Corridor stop releasing their waste into the river, by Shankar Acharya (kp 17/11/2023)

Toxic Tihar : Risks this festival season: lead in spices, dyes in tika, poor air quality, by Sonia Awale (nt 10/11/2023)

Mayors’ forum commits to curbing Valley’s air pollution : The forum mandates each local unit to prepare an air quality management work plan (kp 09/11/2023)

Air quality reaches ‘unhealthy’ levels in Kathmandu Valley, sparking public health concerns : Kathmandu ranked seventh most-polluted city in the world with PM2.5 levels soaring to 154 micrograms per cubic metre on Monday morning, by Arjun Poudel (kp 07/11/2023)

Hazy times : Alternative management of stubbles should be incentivised and practitioners of stubble-burning punished (kp 02/11/2023)

As harvesting season starts, so does open burning : The growing use of combine harvesters in the Tarai region also fuels the open burning of agriculture residue, by Arjun Poudel (kp 01/11/2023)

Scant attention paid to hazards of lead poisoning, by Ram Kumar (ht 29/10/2023)

Threat Of Lead Contamination In Nepal, by Umesh Ojha (rn 13/10/2023)

Kathmandu Metropolis warns of fines up to 900 thousand rupees for polluting vehicles (kh 07/10/2023)

Towards clean air in Nepal : Air pollution reduces productivity and degrades lifestyle with tangible economic consequences, by Faris Hadad-Zervos and Dina Umali-Deininger (kp 06/09/2023), Cleaner air, longer lives : Air pollution is reducing the lifespan of Nepalis, and we know how to clean it up (nt 08/09/2023)

Pollution from cement factory sickens locals in Dhading (kh 01/09/2023)

Epicentre of pollution : Shocking fact: Polluted air reduces life expectancy by up to 4 years in Kathmandu and 6.5 years in the Tarai, by Sonia Awale (nt 01/09/2023)

Struggling for air : A plan to clean our air should focus both on indoor and outdoor causes of pollution (kp 01/09/2023)

Air pollution shortening lives by 6.8 years: Report (ht 01/09/2023)

Toxic air shaving around five years off Nepalis’ lives, report shows : Nepal is world’s third most polluted country—behind India and Bangladesh—based on satellite-derived PM2.5 data, by Arjun Poudel (kp 30/08/2023), Is Nepal becoming the epicenter of pollution in South Asia ? (ae 30/08/2023)

Hazardous flex banners : We should use eco-friendly materials, instead of non-biodegradables, to minimise pollution, by Aditya Acharya (kp 01/08/2023)

Faecal coliform rife in water samples tested in Kathmandu : Testing done for 10 localities of the district last week, by Arjun Poudel (kp 31/07/2023)

Air quality in Nepal deteriorating way beyond WHO standard (ht 08/07/2023)

Cost of indoor air pollution : Smoke induced from indoor cooking can critically affect women and children, by Anustha Shrestha (kp 07/07/2023)

Birgunj locals march to Kathmandu to highlight Sirsiya River pollution : Factories along Parsa-Bara corridor release untreated wastewater into the river, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 29/05/2023)

‘Long march to Kathmandu’ kicks off for pollution-free Sirsiya (kh 20/05/2023)

Air pollution increasing again  (kh 12/05/2023), Air pollution sees a rise across Nepal  (rep 12/05/2023)

Mountain Clean-up Campaign: 3,000 kg waste collected from Annapurna (rep  10/05/2023)

Curbing Plastic Pollution In Nepal, by Kate Tanha (rn 07/05/2023)

Earth Day 2023: Critical call to ‘invest in our planet’ as pollution envelops Hindu Kush Himalaya : Air quality in Nepal’s capital, along with Delhi, Dhaka, Lahore and other cities in Asia, often exceeds safe levels. Particulate matter in Kathmandu in the past week were recorded at 10 times higher than World Health Organization’s guidelines, by Pema Gyamtsho (nlt 22/04/2023), Earth Day 2023: Save the Children in Nepal introduces ‘Saathi’ the ‘Air Bear’ to spotlight the impact of air pollution on children : The Air Bear initiative is part of Save the Children’s 'Generation Hope' campaign that aims to raise awareness of the impact of the climate crisis that is threatening the future, survival, learning, and safety of children (nlt 22/04/2023)

Haze affects tourist arrival in Ghandruk (rep 22/04/2023)

KMC bans cooking of sekuwa on the streets (rep 22/04/2023)

Forest fire reported at 379 places on Wednesday alone (kh 20/04/2023)

Deteriorating air quality in several South Asian nations including Nepal concerning: ICIMOD. The organisation urges all stakeholders to build a coalition to drive action on clean air (kp 20/04/2023)

Playing with fire : Lately, the valley has regained the ignominy of being ranked the most polluted place on the planet (kp 18/04/2023)

Air pollution to remain for some more days: MFD (rn 17/04/2023)

Kathmandu tops the list of polluted cities in the world (rep 16/04/2023), Wildfires increasing atmospheric pollution across country (rn 16/04/2023), Forest fires in surrounding districts make Kathmandu world’s most polluted city : There are incidents of fire in a half of the country’s forests, officials say, putting human health, wildlife at great risk, by Arjun Poudel (kp 17/04/2023)

Wildfires lead to atmospheric hazards in various places (kh 13/04/2023)

Cleaning up the Himalayas—a gigantic challenge, by Suresh Paudel (ae 30/03/2023)

Nepal Army to collect 35,000 kgs of garbage from the mountains (rep 18/03/2023)

Kathmandu one of world's most polluted city (ht 17/03/2023)

Why is the air in Bhaktapur so bad? Brick kilns, heavy highway traffic and prevailing winds make air quality the dirtiest in Kathmandu Valley, by Sushila Budthoki (nt 24/02/2023)

PADT Promoting Pollution on Pashupatinath Premises, by Anup KC (rep 23/02/2023)

Pollution: A challenge to public health, by Datta Bahadur Rawal (ht 15/02/2023)

Air pollution emerging as a not-so-silent killer : Nepal is among countries with highest age-adjusted death rate from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, by Arjun Poudel (kp 03/02/2023)

Demand to manage sewage from Gokarna to Pashupati Aryaghat (rep 22/01/2023)

Kathmandu’s toxic trash : Open garbage burning is reducing the lifespan of Nepalis, by Sonia Awale (nt 13/01/2023)

Air quality degrades throughout country (kh 05/01/2023)

Punishing Valley’s Air Polluters (rep 04/01/2023)

Automobiles major contributor to Valley’s air pollution: Dept of Environment (kh 27/12/2022), 41 percent of vehicles fail pollution test (rep 27/12/2022)

Vehicles emitting black smoke to be fined up to Rs 1 lakh (kh 16/12/2022)

Government to fine vehicles failing emission tests up to Rs100,000 : Experts welcome the move but doubt effective implementation citing poor track record, by Anup Ojha (kp 09/12/2022)

Most public vehicles in the valley fail pollution test (rep 03/12/2022)

Ropes on climbing routes litter Mount Everest : Around 50 tonnes of climbing ropes are estimated to lie buried under the snow on different mountains, by Sangam Prasain (kp 03/12/2022)

Dirtier coal for brick kilns could worsen winter air : Environmentalists suggest use of briquette as kiln fuel and production of hollow bricks as possible way outs, by Arjun Poudel (kp 01/12/2022)

Ban doesn’t stop waste burning in open in Valley : Kathmandu air quality has been worsening by the day, hitting unhealthy level, by Arjun Poudel (kp 24/11/2022)

End of rainy season, stubble burning in India worsen Kathmandu air : Hospitals report rising cases of respiratory illnesses, pollution has risen with the PM2.5 level reaching 137, by Arjun Poudel (kp 03/11/2022), A burning issue : The violence on the environment is a transnational problem and we need a collective resolve to tackle it (kp 04/11/2022)

98 percent of BRBIP has been completed, clean water in Bagmati from mid-October (rep 19/09/2022)

Ignoring the cause : Without addressing the problem of sewage, gathering periodically to extract trash is a sham (kp 22/08/2022)

Reduce Carbon Emissions, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 16/08/2022)

Plastic Pollution Is Rising, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 09/08/2022)

Almost all water from small suppliers in the Valley is contaminated, officials say : Most of the small projects are found to be neglecting chlorination and other water purification procedures before supplying water to households taps, by Arjun Poudel (kp 04/08/2022)

Clean Mountain Campaign: Nepal Army collects around 34 tons of garbage from four mountains : The campaign was launched in association with various non-governmental agencies and private sector and garbage was retrieved from Everest, Lhotse, Kanchenjunga and Manaslu (nlt 06/06/2022)

Pollution a passing reference in Capital’s mayoral race, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 12/05/2022)

Dying river: After an hour of rain, a river was seen loaded with trash (with video) (nlt 02/05/2022)

Air Pollution : One of Nepal’s key policy failures, by Shuvam Rizal (rec 01/04/2022)

Air pollution continues in Valley with no signs of abatement (kh 01/04/2022)

Forest fires and open burning activities cause haze in Kathmandu Valley : As people started burning household waste due to a halt in garbage collection, experts warn the worst is yet to come, by Arjun Poudel (kp 30/03/2022), Breath of fresh air : The Valley has been waking up to a strange concoction of dust particles and pollutants (kp 31/03/2022)

The river is dying: A sad tale of loss and contamination of Trishuli ॥ Once a pristine river, Trishuli is falling victim to haphazard development and waste mismanagement, posing a threat to its tourism potential, by Ashim Neupane (nlt 19/03/2022)

Noise pollution affecting children in Palpa schools : Constant movement of heavy vehicles carrying limestones through school areas causes distress and anxiety among students, teachers and parents, by Madhab Aryal (kp 12/03/2022)

Pollution: Height of Mt Everest of clothing “disposed of every seven minutes”, by Eak Raj Bastola (kh 26/02/2022)

Things are up in the air in Nepal : New study uses Cold War technology to pinpoint sources of the worsening air pollution in Kathmandu Valley, by Sonia Awale (nt 18/02/2022)

Why is Mt Everest becoming a trash dump site?, by Eak Raj Bastola (kh 29/01/2022)

South Asian Air Pollution: A Pressing Concern for the Himalayas, by Subash Adhikari (rep 17/01/2022)

The Bleak Legal Regime Addressing Plastic Pollution, by Roshani Giri (rep 29/12/2021)

Ranipokhari cleanliness campaign begins (rep 27/12/2021)

Let’s only buy bio-degradable prayer flags : Buddhist prayers for virtousness and compassion are getting a green makeover in Nepal, by Ashish Dhakal (nt 17/12/2021), Going eco-friendly, very religiously : Ang Dolma Sherpa, an entrepreneur with two eco-friendly products—biodegradable prayer flags and khadas—aims to foster environmental sensitivity in communal traditions, by Srizu Bajracharya (kp 18/12/2021)

Let’s be Aware as Air Pollution Shoots up in Valley : Nepal was ranked as the 12th most polluted country in the world in 2020 AD with regions of Narayani, Pokhara and Kathmandu being the most polluted with AQI values reaching a hazardous level, by Ayasha Shrestha (rep 29/11/2021)

As winter sets in, Kathmandu is as usual doomed to breathe in toxic air : The bowl-shaped structure of the valleys, which are surrounded by high hills, traps the heavily polluted air brought by winds from north India, by Aakriti Ghimire (kp 21/11/2021)

Bacteria and the Bagmati : Bagmati’s wastewater is perhaps the largest biological threat to public health in Kathmandu and as Covid-19 has shown, threats to public health affect everyone, by Adarsh Man Sherchan and Sophiya gyanwali (rec 24/10/2021)

Fighting Air Pollution, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 28/09/2021)

Garbage Collection Resumes In Kathmandu, Major Thoroughfares Yet To Be Cleared Off Wastes (rn 04/09/2021)

Use the fund properly : The pollution control fee must be utilised to mitigate the worsening state of air pollution by introducing strict rules (ht 26/08/2021)

SC orders full ban on plastics (thinner than 40μ) within 21 days (kh 15/08/2021)

Environment pollution cause for concern in Bajhang highlands : Garbage left behind by yarsa collectors every year is one of the  factors leading to environmental degradation in the highlands, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 30/06/2021)

Scientists worry that Kathmandu is still one of the most polluted cities, by Shree Ram Subedi (rep 17/05/2021)

Kathmandu Valley tops global pollution chart yet again (kh 13/04/2021)

Experts urge long-term strategy for curbing air pollution in the country : Although forest fire has been the main factor of late, experts point out other causes like emissions from vehicles and construction and factory sectors, and open burning, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 09/04/2021)

Nepal’s smoky mountains : Views of the Himalaya from Kathmandu during the lockdown last year, and this week (nt 09/04/2021)

Struggling for breath : The biggest problem right now is that people have zero faith in their government (ae 08/04/202)

Surkhet air pollution puts residents at risk : Cases of breathing difficulty and discomfort in nose and eyes, particularly among children, are on the rise, doctors say, by Chandani Kathayat (kp 08/04/2021)

Eye infection cases rise after air pollution in Kanchanpur (rep 07/04/2021)

Air pollution continues with no signs of abatement in Valley (kh 07/04/2021)

Kathmandu Valley tops global pollution chart yet again (kh 05/04/2021), Air pollution: Experts advise to stay indoors (kh 05/04/2021), Thick smog shrouds valley yet again, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 06/04/2021), Kathmandu Valley breathes world’s worst air once again : Wildfires reported in more than 60 districts, flights disrupted, concern authorities remain silence (rep 06/04/2021)

larming Level Of Air Pollution, by Shyam P Lohani (rn 04/04/2021)

Rainfall brings some respite from pollution but threat of more wildfires remains : With the rain, the number of wildfires came down to 59, air quality index to 42 from  a high of 334, and visibility went up to 7,000 metres from 1,000 metres, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 02/04/2021), Air pollution level of the valley falls with rainfall but still remains ‘unhealthy’ (rep 02/04/2021)

A vision from the future : As difficult as it is to  digest, brown skies  and a dim sun are  here to stay, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 02/04/2021)

Nothing is being done to curb local pollution, environmentalists say : Vehicle emissions, industries, brick kilns and construction are major sources of air pollution, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 01/04/2021)

Smoky Kathmandu (ae 01/04/2021), Controlling forest fires in Nepal, by Anisha Bidari (ae 01/04/2021)

Increasing Incidents Of Forest Fires Add To Rising Pollution, by Chandani Hamal (rn 31/03/2021)

Fetid Valley Air Wake-Up Call To Authority, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 30/03/2021)

Deteriorating air quality amid spike in Covid-19 cases causes concerns : Experts say asking people to stay inside and wear  face masks is just a temporary solution and stress  a long-term plan to deal with such situations, by Arjun Poudel (kp 29/03/2021), Division Forest Office in Myagdi unable to control wildfires, by Ghanshyam Khadka (kp 29/03/2021), Gasping for air : The government’s response to the ongoing air pollution emergency is grossly inadequate (kp 29/03/2021), Nepal govt shuts schools, colleges for four days owing to pollution (ht 29/03/2021), Harmful haze : We cannot expect improved air quality in the Valley until the westerly winds enter the country with the possibility of rainfall (ht 29/03/2021), Air pollution deadly in the morning and evening hours (rep 29/03/2021)

Haze and smoke turn Kathmandu most polluted, low visibility affects flights : Unprecedented fires after prolonged drought across the country and winds partly responsible, meteorologists say. With wildfires peaking in April, worse may be yet to come, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 27/03/2021), Hazardous haze blankets valley (ht 27/03/2021), Doctor's advice: Stay indoors (ht 27/03/2021), Air Pollution: Health Ministry urges people not to go out of house except urgent (kh 27/03/2021), MoHP asks people in the Kathmandu Valley not to venture outdoors unless necessary as the valley breathes world’s most polluted air yet again (rep 27/03/2021), Bushfires rage in 2,000-hectare forest, smoke blankets Nawalpur (ht 27/03/2021), Still Some Days More For Weather To Improve (rn 27/03/2021), Kathmandu to take few more days to see improvement in weather (rep), Rising Wildfire Incidents Call For Effective Response, by Shiv Kumar Kashi and Nayak Paudel (rn 27/03/2021), Hazardous haze blankets Pokhara, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 27/03/2021), Domestic and Int’l flight services hit due to poor visibility (kh 27/03/2021), Air passengers stranded at TIA (kh 27/03/2021), Smog To Stay Some More Days In Kathmandu Valley (rn 28/03/2021)

Kathmandu tops air pollution global chart (kh 26/03/2021), TIA suspends regular flight operation due to poor visibility (kh 26/03/2021)

Air pollution increases in various districts including Valley (kh 24/03/2021)

Simara residents padlock warehouse of steel foundry over pollution issue : The conflict has escalated as more people are now living close to the industrial area, industrialists say, by Shankar Acharya (kp 19/03/2021)

Everything you need to know about Nepal’s carbon trade deal Nepal will receive $5 for every tonne of carbon dioxide emission reduced as country embarks on earning up to Rs5 billion by selling 9 million tonnes of CO2 by 2025, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 27/02/2021)

KMC enacts environment law to promote cleanliness (ht 22/02/2021)

How weather elevates air pollution in Kathmandu : Analysing the impact of weather can help forecast high pollution episodes so citizens can take action, by Jagdishwor Karmacharya and Shanti Kandel (nt 12/02/2021)

The electric vehicle tax : The government has taken all the wrong steps in trying to curb air pollution, by Kritagya Shah (kp 01/02/2021)

How transboundary haze affects Nepal : Indo-Gangetic pollution flows up Himalayan river valleys, to the mountains, by Prabhakar Shrestha (nt 29/01/2021)

Polluted politics : If driver exhalation is checked for alcohol, why not vehicle exhaust for pollutants? Governance failure. Corruption (nt 22/01/2021), Breathing is hazardous to health : Only public pressure on politicians will clean up Kathmandu’s hazardous air pollution (nt 22/01/2021), Into thick air : Snatches of an asthmatic’s childhood, by Pratibha Tuladhar (nt 22/01/2021)

Authorities fail to control waste burning as Valley residents breathe polluted air : Even after Kathmandu was ranked the world’s most polluted city, government bodies have been unable to stop open garbage burning, one of the major contributors to air pollution, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 19/01/2021)

Weather in Kathmandu starts to get clear, but air quality is still unhealthy (rep 08/01/2021)

Kathmandu air improves but still unhealthy like most of the year : Recent spike in pollution is merely indication of how polluted Kathmandu’s air is and how authorities have failed to do anything about it, experts say, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 07/01/2021), The gas chamber : Unchecked pollution has made Kathmandu a dangerous place to live (kp 07/01/2021), Polluted air likely to worsen COVID situation (ht 07/01/2021), Clear the air : Unlike other cities of the world with poor air quality, Kathmandu’s pollution is caused largely by emissions from vehicles (ht 07/01/2021), Air pollution more dangerous than coronavirus (rep 07/01/2021), Enforce Tougher Rules To Curb Air Pollution, by Bini Dahal (rn 08/01/2021), Dirty politics = Dirty air, by Sonia Awale (nt 08/01/2021)

AQI Level In Kathmandu Valley Drops To 114 From 437, by Keshab Raj Poudel (rn 06/01/2021)

Worsening air quality raises public health concerns amid pandemic : As air pollution soars to a record high level, making Kathmandu the most polluted city in the world, doctors and government urge members of the public to exercise caution, by Arjun Poudel (kp 06/01/2021), Air pollution in Kathmandu valley reaches hazardous level, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 06/01/2021)

Government mute as Kathmandu air deteriorates to ‘hazardous’ levels : Air Quality Index crosses the 600 mark, raising public health concerns amid the Covid-19 pandemic, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 05/01/2021), Air pollution emergency in Kathmandu, by Ashim Neupane (rep 05/01/2021), Pollution in Kathmandu: People urged to stay indoors : Kathmandu ranks number one among 50 most-polluted world cities (kh 05/01/2021)

Call for controlling vehicle emissions for improving air quality in Valley : Call for controlling vehicle emissions for improving air quality in Valley, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 12/12/2020)

Nepal submits its second nationally determined contribution document to UN : It envisages multi-billion dollar actions to cut emissions rather than  highlighting the country’s adaptation needs, experts say, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 11/12/2020)

Bend it like Boston : The Charles River cleanup initiative in Boston has important lessons for Kathmandu, by Chandra Hada (kp 07/12/2020)

Blueprint for a net-zero Nepal : Nepal's climate targets are either unrealistically ambitious, or unnecessarily ambiguous, by Sonia Awale (nt 27/11/2020)

Local Level Collaboration Crucial To Tackle Air Pollution (rn 21/11/2020)

Bourgeois environmentalism : Electric cars will cut pollution and gasoline imports, but the other deeper problems will remain, by Prashanta Khanal (kp 09/11/2020)

Nepal’s sky can be this clean every day : The pandemic has shown air pollution can be reduced, we just have to do it without the socio-economic cost, by Ajaya Dixit (nt 07/11/2020)

ADB supports the production of clean bricks in Nepal (kp 30/10/2020)

One more report ranks Nepal among most polluted countries in the world : State of Global Air report says Nepal had second most PM2.5 concentration levels in 2019, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 22/10/2020) [The glorious, inimitable Oli government is doing everything it can not to care about the environment!]

An electric shock to Nepal’s energy future: Hike in e-car tax will increase dependence on imported petroleum, add to air pollution, by Ramesh Kumar (nt 05/06/2020

Nepal lockdown proves air quality can be improved: Switch to electric transport will protect health, and salvage Nepal’s economy, by Sonia Awale (nt 15/05/2020)

Lockdown: A Pause To Think About Air Pollution, by Sijal Pokharel and Nikesh Balami (rn 10/05/2020)

Traditional brick kilns continue to pollute air, take life and cause huge financial loss: World Bank Report: Experts say Nepal, which has a smaller brick market compared to India and Bangladesh, can make transition to clean technology in a short span of time, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 03/05/2020), Pollution by brick kilns kills 600 each year in Nepal: Report (rep 03/05/2020)

Air quality improves in world’s major cities, including Kathmandu, under Covid-19 lockdowns: Although pollution has gone down in the Valley, air quality is still not suitable for certain age groups, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 01/05/2020)

Kathmandu Breathes Cleaner Air During The Lockdown, by Aashish Mishra (rn 29/04/2020), Lockdown lowers pollution levels; gifts all clean air, blue skies, by Shaurya Kshatri (ht 29/04/2020)

It's the brick kilns: Cars are off the streets, but the air pollution persists (kp 13/04/2020)

Coronavirus Lockdown Helps Improve Air Quality, by Indira Aryal (rn 30/03/2020), Kathmandu breathes relaxed as lockdown improves air-quality (rep 31/03/2020)

Clean and clear Kathmandu Valley: Photos of the Valley and surrounding areas taken on Saturday from Santaneshwor Mahadev Temple in Lalitpur (kp 29/03/2020)

Govt to establish robust mechanism to monitor air pollution (ht 16/03/2020)

Arsenic test on drinking water begins as cancer stalks villagers in Sarlahi (rep 02/03/2020)

Kathmandu slightly up in global air quality ranking, by Shree Ram Subedi (rep 28/02/2020)

Rural Municipality to distribute LPG cylinders to reduce indoor air pollution, by Mohammad Habib (kp 28/02/2020)

What next for Kathmandu: bottled air? Something is not working if officials elected to protect the public only protect those who fund them, by Anil Chitrakar (nt 21/02/2020)

Drive to clean Bagmati ahead of Mahashivaratri (ht 17/02/2020)

Air pollution solutions can also save the climate: Switching to electric cookstoves and vehicles produces benefits for the society, environment and economy, by Sneha Pandey (kp 12/02/2020)

Together against pollution: Successful cooperation in such environmental issues would yield substantial environmental dividends with direct welfare impact for the entire region, by Dhiroj Prasad Koirala (rep 09/02/2020)

Ghorahi locals warn of agitation against cement factory pollution (ht 06/02/2020)

Assessing Kathmandu’s pollution: While city-level disaggregated data on the effect of pollution does not exist, it is reasonable to predict that polluted cities such as Kathmandu will be a major culprit of pollution-induced mortality, by Bikash Gupta and Sinichi Tanaka (rep 03/02/2020)

Fuel economy improved, CO2 emission slightly down for light-duty vehicles: Study: Despite improvements in fuel economy and drop in CO2 emissions, the country needs to do more for dealing with its air quality, experts suggest, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 28/01/2020)

Untreated drain water released directly into Naubise stream: There are around 70 hotels and restaurants directly disposing of waste into the water, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 25/01/2020)

Nepali ultra-marathoner’s anti-litter drive: Mira Rai has an initiative to clean up hiking trails, and she started it on Champadevi, by Bipin Thapa (nt 24/01/2020)

Nepal’s transition to Euro VI fuels not likely to significantly impact air pollution levels: As most vehicles are poorly maintained and do not meet the government’s emission standards, cleaner fuels are unlikely to have much effect, say environmentalists, by Himendra Mohan Kumar (kp 21/01/2020)

Kathmandu Metropolitan City intensifies campaign to remove hoarding boards from city: The city office has taken down 1,142 small advertisements and removed 25 billboards so far, officials say, by Anup Ojha (kp 14/01/2020)

New action plan proposes declaring public health emergency in case of hazardous level of pollution: The emergency situation could mean introducing odd-even rules for vehicles, stopping vehicular movement in some parts and shutting schools among others, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 09/01/2020)

Govt to levy fines to control river pollution (ht 07/01/2020)

Polluted air spikes respiratory illness: The govt standard for unhealthy air is way above WHO’s, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 29/12/2019)) [And the government is doing nothing!]

KMC to remove hoarding boards, posters (ht 27/12/2019)

Will imposing odd-even vehicle rule reduce pollution? Two lawyers think so.: Urban engineers say the formula may not make a lot of difference and the state needs to think of long-term solutions to air pollution, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 20/12/2019)

Muktinath is littered with mounds of garbage: With the growing number of tourists and a shortage of garbage bins, rubbish can be seen scattered along the temple area, roadsides and in the bazaar area, by Ghanshyam Khadka (kp)

Kathmandu to become smoke-free soon, claims Mayor Shakya (ht 15/12/2019) [But definitely not dust-free. Thus, KTM will remain to be one of the most unhealthy metropolitan cities of the world!]

High pollution level taking toll on public health, says NHRC (ht 13/12/2019)

SC summons home minister, mayor over ‘visual pollution’ (rep 06/12/2019)

City officials to clear hoarding boards in a week: City planners—sceptical of the metropolitan office’s new announcement—say the new move is just a gimmick, by Anup Ojha (kp 03/12/2019)

Officials and ministers face contempt case for not enforcing court order to ban visual pollutants: Four years into the Supreme Court order, government authorities have failed to save the city from unsightly advertisements, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 01/12/2019)

As pollution peaks, unsafe air could have detrimental effects on athletes: With over 6,000 athletes and officials arriving for the South Asian Games, concerns about Kathmandu’s air pollution are very appropriate, environmentalists say, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 30/11/2019)

Prolonged exposure to indoor pollution leads to a rise in asthma cases, mostly in women: With the ‘improved cookstoves’ campaign hitting a snag and no sustainable measures of energy use in sight, more women in Syangja are suffering from respiratory diseases, by Pratiksha Kafle (kp 24/11/2019)

Signature campaign starts in Birgunj for pollution-free Sirsiya stream: The locals of Birgunj have initiated the campaign with the aim of making the Sirsiya stream and Birgunj city pollution-free, by Shankar Acharya (kp 23/11/2019)

Air pollution kills 37,399 people per year in Nepal: Study; ‘Increases the chances of dementia’, by Shree Ram Subedi (rep 23/11/2019)

Costs of dirty air will continue to grow as pollution levels rise: Various forms of pollution, through their human and economic costs, constrain Nepal’s development, a World Bank report says, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 22/11/2019)

Call For Lead-Safe Environment, by Shyam P. Lohani (rn 17/11/2019)

Environmentalists say government can start with using tax pollution to combat poor air quality: The government has collected over Rs7 billion after levying 50 paisa per litre on petroleum products as pollution tax, but it has remained unused, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 17/11/2019)

Even after four years of Supreme Court decision, Kathmandu remains plastered with visual pollutants: The Judgment Execution Directorate has once again asked government authorities to implement the 2015 Supreme Court decision and submit a progress report within seven days, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 16/11/2019)

Locals living around Urlabari-Rabi road section suffer from health complications caused by dust pollution: The road has been under construction for the last seven years with no sign of completion, by Deo Narayan Sah (kp 09/11/2019)

Pollution from India unlikely to reach Kathmandu, but Nepal needs to deal with its own toxic air: With New Delhi and parts of northern India suffering under hazardous pollution levels, Nepal needs to take heed and prepare accordingly, environmental activists say, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 08/11/2019), Mounting pollution in Kathmandu: Draw lessons from Delhi, by Jiba Raj Pokharel (ht 08/11/2019)

Lalitpur police arrest three men for befouling the air: The three have been arrested for burning buffalo remains on the bank of Nakkhu river, by Anup Ojha (kp 06/11/2019)

Kathmandu wonders if Delhi's pollution comes to haunt it, by Aditi Baral rep 04/11/2019)

Owner and manager of a leather factory in Parsa Bara arrested over Sirsiya stream pollution: Industrial waste from the Parsa-Bara Industrial Corridor has become a major contributor to the pollution of Sirsiya stream, say authorities, by Shankar Acharya (kp 01/11/2019)

Bagmati River to run clean by December, says water supply minister (ht 20/10/2019)

Controlling Air Pollution In Kathmandu Valley, by Ramesh Dahal (rn 19/10/2019)

Deteriorating air quality: Let’s join the climate strike, by Sakar Rayamajhi (ht 18/10/2019)

Smoke from Birgunj Industrial Area affects local residents: Concerned authorities are just being mute spectators, locals say, by Pawan Yadav (kp 30/09/2019)

The city deploys broomers to clean the streets every day. The tipper trucks mess them up overnight: Large-scale construction projects in the Capital have seen hundreds of trucks entering Kathmandu during the night, leaving a dusty mess behind, by Anup Ojha (kp 17/09/2019)

Thin polyethene bags are illegal in Nepal, but they are still everywhere: In Nepal, one is restricted to consume, import, store, sell and distribute polythene bags, but there are no bans on manufacturers. They are still making more plastic, by Abani Malla (kp 04/09/2019)

Kathmandu’s latest dilemma: What to do with owners who don’t scoop their dogs’ poop? More residents are keeping dogs as pets, but city officials say they have no idea how to enforce cleaning up the waste, by Anup Ojha (kp 28/08/2019)

Kathmandu Metropolitan City to remove illegal hoarding boards from next month: The metropolitan city says it is launching the campaign targeting Visit Nepal 2020, by Anup Ojha (kp 18/08/2019), Kathmandu is plastered with hideous hoarding boards and the city can't do anything about them: Kathmandu Metropolitan City and Lalitpur Metropolitan City regularly launch campaigns to remove billboards, but they never end up executing them, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 20/08/2019), Billboard jungle: Disorganised placement of outdoor ads has made the city look ugly (kp 21/08/2019)

Clean air must be guaranteed: Air pollution should be controlled by getting to the cause of the problem (kp 09/08/2019)

Road to green republic: Nepal has the right to claim compensation from Indian government or the industries located across the border for contributing to rising pollution in Nepal, by Jivesh Jha (rep 23/07/2019)

Fancy bikes add to noise pollution, traffic cops mum: Law prohibits mechanical modification of vehicles to  increase exhaust sound (ht 21/07/2019)

Victims of  pollution to be compensated (ht 18/07/2019)

Coliform contaminated water in Jajarkot (ht 09/07/2019)

Masking the pollution truth (rep 07/07/2019)

Lumbini affected by pollutants emitted by large-scale industries operated across the border: The pollution from 40 industries being operated on the Nepali area, in addition to cross border pollution from India, is causing irreversible damage to the population living in the area, by Ghanashyam Gautam (kp 03/07/2019)

Noise pollution alarming in Kathmandu (kp 25/06/2019)

Trash Mountain: Abandoned tents add to detritus on Mount Everest (ht 25/06/2019)

Household air pollution increases risk of cataract and other eye diseases: Experts suggest switching to clean energy and adopting improved cooking technologies, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 14/06/2019)

Kathmanduites breathing  ‘unhealthy’ air, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 05/06/2019)

How to clean up Kathmandu’s air: We just need the political will to push solutions through, by Anil Chitrakar (nt 31/05/2019), Toxic bubble: How to turn public outrage about air pollution into action, by Ajaya Dixit (nt 31/05/2019), One Atmosphere: When we reduce air pollution, we reduce the impact of climate change, by Arnico Panday (nt 31/05/2019), Bad Air (nt 31/05/2019), Air pollution is more dangerous than smoking, by Sonia Awale (nt 31/05/2019), Solution to pollution: How open data can help clean up the air we breathe in Kathmandu, by Pallavi Pant and Anobha Gurung (nt 31/05/2019), Green sticker = green light to pollute, by Sonam Choekyi Lama (nt 31/05/2019)

New bill proposes strict action against water polluters (kp 22/05/2019)

Together against pollution: Air pollution should be controlled immediately. Otherwise, we will witness huge loss in human resources, production and economic growth, by Nitigya Oli and Durga Sapkota (rep 21/05/2019)

Dust pervades Manthali air: Patients and local residents hit hard, by Tika Prasad Bhatta (kp 17/05/2019)

Dustmandu, by Gunjan Upadhyay (rep 17/05/2019)

Keeping an eye on pollution: While the brunt of pollution-related illnesses and diseases are pulmonary, and the focus is placed on such  problems, specialists say the effects of pollution on our eyes are increasing, by Thomas Heaton (kp 16/05/2019)

Brick kilns operating in human settlements: Thick smoke risks public health, agriculture, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 13/05/2019)

Shey Phoksundo Lake rapidly being polluted by visitor's garbage, by Subodh Gautam (rep 09/05/2019)

Locals feel soil pollution behind yarsha decline, by Lokendra Khanal (rep 29/04/2019)

Rising threat of pollution: Right to clean environment is the fundamental right granted by the constitution. ​Health of general public should not be compromised in the name of development, by Sandip Neupane (rep 18/04/2019)

Over 50 pc vehicles in capital fail pollution test, by Biken K Dawadi (rep 11/04/2019), 62.5 per cent vehicles fail tests (ht 12/04/2019)

Death in the air: Being able to breathe clean air should be made a front-line political issue (kp 10/04/2019)

Reform plan launched to manage Valley’s traffic and reduce pollution (kp 05/04/2019)

Nepali children born today will have their lives shortened by 30 months: New report says Nepal has the highest levels of air pollution in the world, by Arpan Shrestha (kp 04/04/2019)

Broomer machines swing  into action in the Capital: But Kathmandu Metropolitan City clueless about managing dust, by Anup Ojha (kp 04/04/2019)

Everest is crying: Little attention is paid to the ugly footprints big-spending climbers leave behind, by Arpan Dahal (kp 01/04/2019)

Pashupati Area Trust using new technology to clean Bagmati (kp 17/03/2019)

Nepal sets daunting target of ridding indoor pollution: Possible by 2020 through promotion of clean energy technologies, experts say, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 24/02/2019)

Digging through garbage to track down Bagmati polluters, by Bikan K Dawadi (rep 11/02/2019)

Bagmati River clean-up mega drive enters 300th week (kp 10/02/2019)

Every breath we take: Kathmandu should hold itself to a higher standard in protecting health, by Barune Thapa (kp 13/01/2019)

Hundreds of kilos of toxic mercury is released into the air every year, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 11/01/2019)

Kathmandu Cleanup Drive continues (kp 06/01/2019)

Chitwan National Park bans single-use plastics (rep 05/01/2019)

26 tonnes of waste collected in Kathmandu (kp 30/12/2018)

KMC’s broomer machines that vacuum dust and blow it up in the wind, by Anup Ojha (kp 29/12/2018)

Throwing caution to the wind: The authorities’ inaction towards air pollution is inexcusable (kp 27/12/2018)

No remedy even as Kathmandu air crosses dangerous levels, by Arpan Shrestha (kp 25/12/2018)

Ways to curb pollution discussed (ht 22/12/2018)

‘It’s hard to breathe’: Air pollution in Kathmandu Valley has reached such dangerous levels that it is now considered one of the most polluted cities in the world—along with its two geopolitical neighbours, Delhi and Beijing, by Arpan Shrestha (kp 24/11/2018) [Why does the extremely competent Oli government (self-definition) not show any responsibility?], Mind the road: No substantial actions have been planned to improve air quality and road safety, by Prashanta Khanal (kp 25/11/2018)

Control pollution, NHRC tells government (ht 17/11/2018)

26 tonne waste picked from road, river areas (kp 04/11/2018)

Mayors’ Summit vows to fight Valley air pollution: Mexican envoy to India and South Asia says Kathmandu can learn from Mexico City’s success (kp 26/10/2018)

Rising air pollution: Effects on mental health, by Sahara Shivakoti (ht 10/10/2018)

Pollution and politics: Government’s inaction regarding tackling air pollution is playing politics with Kathmandu’s health, by Abhi Subedi (kp 30/09/2018)

SC tells govt to control pollution (ht 26/09/2018), SC gives final verdict in favor of controlling Valley's air pollution (rep 26/09/2018)

Time to go electric: Breathing the Kathmandu air in the winter months is equivalent to four ​million citizens involuntarily smoking three to four cigarettes every day, by Ajaya Shrestha (rep 25/09/2018)

Govt's promises to make capital free from pollution fail to translate into action (rep 20/09/2018)

Five jets add thrust to city’s cleaning drive (kp 16/09/2018) [related to KMC]

Members pick 31t of waste from rivers (kp 16/09/2018)

It’s in the air: To no surprise, vehicle emissions and the transport sector are contributing much to the Kathmandu Valley’s air pollution problems, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 12/09/2018), Charging ahead: Electric vehicles and non-motorised transport can play an important role in reducing emission in cities like Kathmandu Valley where the rising level of pollution has become a major health concern, by Rajesh KHanal (kp 12/09/2018)

27 metric tonnes of waste collected from Valley (kp 09/09/2018)

NHRC tells authorities to curb pollution (ht 20/08/2018)

Nepali scientist returns to pinpoint hazards of dirty air, by Sonia Awale (nt 17/08/2018)

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), Parents fear for their children’s safety, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 18/08/2018)

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)
Documents / Websites

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