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is extremely polluted, with fine particles (PM2.5) being the major cause of concern. If you ask the average resident where all the pollution is coming from, many will point the blame at vehicles. But when we look for ways to reduce

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While in recent years we have been choking and coughing through ground-level air pollution, and Himalayan peaks have disappeared behind a regional haze, the larger picture of air pollution may be changing.

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In recent years Nepal has been increasingly plagued by air pollution. We cough through the dry season while days with clear views of the Himalayas become rarer. Several obvious domestic sources contribute, including open fires, vehicles, cook

An event to inaugurate the Ratna Park Air Quality Monitoring (AQM) Station and the US Embassy AQM System was held on 14 March 2017, organized jointly by the Ministry of Population and Environment (MoPE), the International Centre for Integrated

Quest to unravel the cause of the Seti flash flood, 5 May 2012

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Air pollution has become part of life for people across large parts of Asia. Thick smog chokes cities and their inhabitants as black exhaust from diesel engines clogs the air on daily commutes.

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Open burning is common in the HKH and a convenient way for farmers to eliminate of large quantities of crop residue. This practice also serves to prepare fields for the next crop cycle – wheat in spring and rice in summer.

The ICIMOD study analyzes the potential for increasing energy efficiency and reducing emissions from diesel generating (DG) sets used during electricity outages in the Kathmandu Valley—by switching from individual DG sets to micro-grids.


2016, four students in their final year of MS Research in Glaciology shared their thesis progress with cryosphere experts from ICIMOD.

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