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Climate change poses a growing threat to Kathmandu's air quality

Climate change poses a growing threat to Kathmandu's air quality

As Kathmandu endures severe air pollution issues, exacerbated by climate change, residents face increased health risks.

Abhaya Raj Joshi reports for Mongabay.

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Climate change spells cultural extinction for Nepal’s nomadic herders

The nomadic herders of Mustang who’s livestock have grazed the pastures in the Nepalese Himalayas for generations, fear the dramatic change in weather patterns may consign their traditions to the history books forever.

Himalayan cat habitat overlap
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Himalayan catfight looms as tigers, leopards venture into snow leopard land

A warming climate threatens to push Nepal’s three big cat species — tigers, leopards and snow leopards — into closer proximity to each other, with unknown consequences for the survival of each.

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Ahead of polls, Nepal’s political parties, voters take heed of climate impacts

Both the ruling party and the main opposition in Nepal have for the first time addressed climate change and the related issues of climate change, environment and disaster management in their campaign platforms.

Nepal fights deforestation, and wins
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Nepal fights deforestation, and wins

An effort decades in the making is showing results in Nepal, a rare success story in a world of cascading climate disasters and despair.
Himalayan eDNA analysis

On the roof of the world, water is life. Or a sign of it, thanks to eDNA

A first-of-its-kind expedition in 2019 attempted to map the biodiversity on Mount Everest by using environmental DNA, or eDNA.

Kathmandu finally got tap water. After a climate disaster, it was gone

Kathmandu finally got tap water. After a climate disaster, it was gone

A disaster that wiped out a decades-long project to bring pipe-borne water to Nepal’s capital shows the mismatch between slow-moving donor-financed efforts and rapid global warming.
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