Climate & Environment
Despite technology in place, lightning continues to be a major killer in Nepal
Even though the country has nine lightning detection centres and a weather radar station, they have not been sufficiently utilised for lack of manpower and maintenance issues.
Nepal receives over Rs 3 billion from Green Climate Fund for climate action
The second significant financial support from the GCF within a year has given hope for accessing additional climate finance in the future.
Chitwan and Parsa can sustain more tigers, says government study
A study on the ecological carrying capacity of tigers has shown that these two parks can support approximately 175 tigers in future.
Nepal in comfortable position to double its tiger population by 2022, but challenges remain
Poaching, illegal trade, habitat fragmentation, and diseases are some of the issues that need to be tackled to protect the tiger population in the country.
After Covid-19 and locust invasion, country braces for monsoon mayhem
Water-induced disasters this year are expected to collide with the peak of Covid-19 cases, compounding the impacts of the disasters for the country.
No reports of significant damage caused by locusts in Nepal, but threat of bigger invasion looms
Experts suggest Nepal also focus on other impacts of climate change that do not involve the Himalayas and the melting of its snow.
Migratory dolphins return to Nepali waters earlier than usual
An early sighting of the Ganges river dolphin leaves locals happy, but conservationists worry about their future.
Monsoon arrives in Nepal two days late
Clouds bring rain in the eastern region; west will have to wait a few more days.
Nepal successfully conducts GPS collaring of 10 red pandas
Researchers believe the study will help us give a better insight into red panda’s movement and space-use pattern, social behaviour, and their response to disturbances.
Cyclone Nisarga brings clouds, rainfall to Nepal
The weather office says impacts of the cyclone are likely to be felt until Friday afternoon.
Budget failed to address environmental concerns and new challenges, environmentalists say
While the government has increased tax on electric vehicles, backtracking on its past commitments, it has also paid little attention to the link between public health and environment.
Cyclone Amphan causes weatherly disturbances in parts of country
The indirect impact of the strongest cyclone likely to stay till Friday, the weather office says.
Covid-19 is putting the country’s hard-earned conservation accomplishments at risk, conservationists warn
While field activities have completely suspended, there are growing concerns over loss of funding which could result in a loss of momentum Nepal has maintained in its conservation efforts.
Lightning strikes continue to kill people this pre-monsoon season too
Authorities rely on raising awareness programmes to bring down damages caused by thunderbolts.
Tiger sighted at a record altitude of 2,500 metres in Dadeldhura forest
Officials say more research required to find out if big cats are climbing up in search of prey or due to climate change.
Alarming rate of deaths threatens rhinos
The threat of one-horned rhino poaching, which was at its peak during the armed insurgency, is no more. What’s worrisome is the high number of deaths in the past few years from unspecified natural causes.
Highlighting the climate crisis with Nepali stories
First-time filmmaker and long-time journalist Neelima Vallangi is using her various platforms to raise awareness of the personal effects of climate change.
Climate change to cause frequent landslides in the Himalayan region, including Nepal, says NASA
According to its study, there will be a 30-70 percent rise in the frequency of landslides in the border regions of China and Nepal that would pose threats to the region’s infrastructure and communities living downstream.
Kantipur Conclave panelists call for a shift in Nepal’s approach to climate change
It needs to let go of the ‘victim mentality’ and call out states responsible for carbon emissions, panelists said.
How many trees needed to make way for Nijgadh? Ministry orders fresh count to settle issue
The Environment and Social Impact Assessment report only provided an estimate, new survey will provide exact number, officials say.