Published on: Jun 15, 2018
Air pollution is one of the most severe health problems facing Kathmandu. According to a global Environmental Performance Index published earlier this year, Nepal has the lowest air quality of the 180 countries ranked. Kathmandu is a large reason for that. Last year, using data from the World Health Organization and other institutions, Numbeo.com ranked the city as the fifth most air polluted in the world, with a pollution index of 96.57.
By Jacob “Kobi” Azoulay | Jun 16, 2018
Along with rapid urbanisation, growing markets and waste management practices, countries have faced challenges from plastics both in land and water. Of the 8.3 billion metric tonnes of plastic produced globally over the past decade, only 9% is estimated recycled and 79% accumulates in landfills. Use of plastic bags was estimated at one million per minute in 2011.
By Batu Uprety | Jun 16, 2018
Everyone has the right to life and liberty. Like all human beings, refugees and displaced persons enjoy human rights that are articulated by international human rights instruments. Just like everyone else, refugees shouldn’t have to face discrimination.
By Dr. Prabin Manandhar | Jun 16, 2018
Traveling in Nepal is an adventure. But this may be an understatement. It is an extreme adventure. There is often a rush of adrenaline. Narrow one lane dirt roads, vertical slopes, sharp turns and difficult terrains are sure to give you goose bumps. These roads are the necessary evil as even the bumpy flights close to tall hills are another life and death experience.
By Abhishekh Adhikari | Jun 17, 2018