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Climate scientists gather in Kathmandu as country reels from floods and landslides

Kathmandu, July 16 -- At a time when the country is battered by torrential rainfall, which is being linked with effects of climate change, more than 260 climate scientists gathered in Nepal, one of th... Read More


Chure degradation over the years has worsened floods in Tarai districts

Kathmandu, July 15 -- Years of unchecked degradation of the fragile Chure range is one of the major causes of massive annual monsoon flooding in the Tarai districts of the country, according to enviro... Read More


Extreme rain pattern is unleashing more floods and landslides

Kathmandu, July 14 -- On Thursday, Amrit Mahato was in a tiny strip of land surrounded by Kamala River in Kalyanpur. Mahato, along with Santosh Sada, Reshama Devi Mahato and Anardevi Mahato from Hatha... Read More


Heavy rainfall leads to flooding and landslides across the country, with 17 dead

Anup Ojha, Kathmandu, July 12 -- The monsoon has arrived-and with a fury. Incessant rainfall, beginning Thursday night and continuing well into Friday, triggered floods and landslides across the coun... Read More


Heavy taxes on community forests irk community forest users

Kathmandu, July 12 -- The northern side of East-West Highway in Gaindakot, Nawalparasi, used to be an open barren land a little over two decades ago. What little vegetation that grew in the area would... Read More


People worry in disaster-prone Tarai villages as monsoon kicks in

Kathmandu, July 8 -- For Babu Narayan Mishra, a resident of Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality, Saptari, the monsoon floods are not new. For decades, the people of Tilathi and neighbouring villages ha... Read More


All you need to know about the debate over pesticide residue tests

Kathmandu, July 7 -- The government has revoked its decision to quarantine and conduct pesticide residue tests for agriculture produce imported from India, which has stirred a debate as the decision h... Read More


Climate change is supporting growth of invasive alien plants in Nepal, study suggests

Kathmandu, July 6 -- Climate change is not just disrupting weather patterns, it is also supporting the growth of invasive alien plants in Nepal, according to a recent study. The study, 'Climate chang... Read More


Forest bill is faulty and it raises questions over ownership: Experts

Kathmandu, July 1 -- Experts on forestry and natural resource management have slammed the government over the 'Forest Bill', calling it ambiguous and faulty, which reflects the tendency to consolidate... Read More


Nepali artistes' detention in Malaysia exposes how event organisers ignore laws of the destination country

Kathmandu, June 27 -- The recent arrest of three Nepali artistes in Malaysia who had gone there to participate in a musical event has exposed how organisers have been taking professional entertainers ... Read More