5 reasons the energy crisis could deepen

A combination of factors means the coming months will be critical for global oil prices

State-sponsored economic crisis

Urmila Kapali works as a seamstress in Kathmandu. She has seen her household expenses double in the past six months. Kapali’s son...

High cost lays aviation low in Nepal

Kathmandu has the highest fuel and handling costs of any airport in the world, and the poorest facilities

Air pollution is more dangerous than smoking

Despite public awareness and relentless media coverage, Kathmandu’s air quality has worsened in the past two years. But public outrage does not...

Sonia Awale

Bad Air

A public perception survey among Kathmandu Valley residents conducted last year shows near unanimous agreement that pollution levels are bad and getting worse. The...

Green sticker = green light to pollute

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0Sv3a2LjxoVehicle owners in Kathmandu need to pass an annual emission test, but many just buy Green Stickers over the counter while some...

Solution to pollution

Air quality across Nepal has been deteriorating over the years. The average PM2.5 (concentration of particles smaller than 2.5 microns) in Kathmandu...

One Atmosphere

When we reduce air pollution, we reduce the impact of climate change

Toxic bubble

Kathmandu is the centre of everything in Nepal: power, administration, public education, tourism, hospitals. Till the late 1970s, the Valley’s built-up areas...

How to clean up Kathmandu’s air

We just need the political will to push solutions through

Anil Chitrakar