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Air pollution is slashing years off the lives of billions, report finds

Dirty air is a far greater killer than smoking, car crashes or HIV/Aids, with coal burning the leading cause Air pollution is cutting short the lives of billions of people by up to six years, according to a new report, … Continue reading

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Surkhet air pollution puts residents at risk

On Tuesday, Amrita Sunar from Barahatal Rural Municipality Ward No. 5 took her 21-month-old infant to Madhya Paschim Child Clinic in Birendranagar following complaints of breathing difficulty, itchy eyes and common cold. “My son has been unwell for the past … Continue reading

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Pollution forces Nepal schools to close for the first time

Nepal on Monday ordered schools to close as choking smog enveloped the capital Kathmandu, in the first-ever shutdown of the country’s education sector because of pollution. Kathmandu is currently ranked among the most polluted cities in the world, with the … 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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