Why is the air in Bhaktapur so bad?

Brick kilns, heavy highway traffic and prevailing winds make air quality the dirtiest in Kathmandu Valley

Hefty fines fail to deter polluting vehicles

Kathmandu's drivers would rather pay hefty fines than get an emission test for Rs35

Kathmandu's toxic trash

Open garbage burning is reducing the lifespan of Nepalis

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WARNING: Breathing is hazardous to health

Two studies published this week show that the air in Kathmandu is even more hazardous to health than previous research showed because...

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Dirty snow defrosts Nepal’s mountains

Fine suspended particles in the air have reached harmful levels, and are reducing the average lifespan of people in urban Nepal by...

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Things are up in the air in Nepal

Everyone in Kathmandu knows we breathe some of the dirtiest air in the world. As if we needed any more proof, a new study...

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‘Nepal must scrap old diesel vehicles’

The rapidly deteriorating air quality in Nepal demands an overhaul of its over a quarter million diesel-powered buses and trucks as well...

Breathing can kill you

It is that time of the year again when smog makes Kathmandu’s air hazardous to health. Hospitals are swamped not with Covid, but COPD...

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Happy New Air

On Thursday morning, Nepali Times photographer Amit Machamasi was greeted with a shocking sight when he drove up to Nagarkot to take...

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Onset of winter leads to flight delays

With domestic and international flights now near pre-Covid levels, and the onset of winter means Kathmandu airport is once more living up...

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