Tag Archives: Kathmandu

Dhaka maintains its rank as 2nd most polluted city in the world

The Bangladesh’s capital scored 218 in Air Quality Index Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka remains as the second most polluted city in the world. Dhaka scored 218 in the US Air Quality Index (AQI) around 9am on Thursday. The air was classified … Continue reading

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Nepal’s Kathmandu ranks 5th in Pollution Index 2017

Nepal’s capital city Kathmandu has ranked 5th in Pollution Index 2017 mid-year as published by the Numbeo.com recently. African country Ghana’s capital city Accra tops the list as New Zeanland’s capital city Wellington ranks as the least polluted cities among … Continue reading

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Air quality action plan for Kathmandu soon 

The government is preparing an action plan to tackle air pollution in Kathmandu Valley. The Air Quality Management Action Plan for Kathmandu Valley is being finalised and will soon be launched, said Durga Prasad Dawadi, director general at the Department … Continue reading

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Lumbini chokes as pollution levels cross safe limits  

Data analysis of air quality monitoring stations set up last year in five places across the country shows that Lumbini is the most polluted city followed by Chitwan, Ratnapark (Kathmandu), Pulchowk (Lalitpur) and Dhulikhel (Kavrepalanchok). Data collected from the air … Continue reading

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Nepal bans old vehicles in Kathmandu to combat air pollution 

Around 2,500 old vehicles have been banned in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, in a bid to curb the high levels of air pollution in the city Air pollution levels in Kathmandu have reached nine times the limits set by the World Health Organisation … Continue reading

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Air pollution levels rising 

The levels of air pollution in Kathmandu Valley has been increasing rapidly since the day after Bijaya Dashami last week, as traffic movement returned to normal with people returning to the capital from their home districts after Dashain celebrations. The … Continue reading

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South Asia’s pollution spreads to Tibet 

New research shows how haze from Nepal and India travels over the Himalayas, causing pollution spikes on northern slopes of Everest and central Tibet. In the past, the remoteness and high elevation of the Himalayas and Tibetan plateau was believed to … Continue reading

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Nepal’s air pollution among worst

Nepal continues to rank among the worst four performers in protecting the human health and environment due to degrading air quality. The latest Environment Performance Index (EPI) 2016 released this week at the World Economic Forum puts Nepal 177 among … Continue reading

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