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Deceive, deny, delay

Posted On: October 18, 2016

Oct 16, 2016 The Kathmandu Post- In 1994—after years of outright lies from the tobacco industry regarding the addictive and harmful properties of cigarettes—the top executives of seven American transnational companies were bought before the American Congress to testify about such deceitful tactics. However, despite an overwhelming consensus amon...

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The air we breathe

Posted On: October 17, 2016

Published on: Oct 9, 2016 The Kathmandu Post- Her eyes were teary. She felt a little bit of tightness in her heart. Her breathing became heavy. No, she was not suffering from a broken heart and she did not have mental anxiety either. Like many other residents of Kathmandu, she was showing some health symptoms of t...

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Groundwater quality and depletion in the Indo-Gangetic Basin mapped from in situ observations

Posted On: October 5, 2016

Groundwater abstraction from the transboundary Indo-Gangetic Basin comprises 25% of global groundwater withdrawals, sustaining agricultural productivity in Pakistan, India, Nepal and Bangladesh. Recent interpretations of satellite gravity data indicate that current abstraction is unsustainable1, 2, 3, yet these large-scale interpretations lack t...

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Identification and analysis of uncertainty in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in South and Southeast Asia

Posted On: October 5, 2016

Abstract
This paper addresses the mainstreaming of uncertainty in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) using as a case South and Southeast Asia, a region highly vulnerable to a wide range of natural disasters. Improvements in the implementation of DRR and CCA at the community and regional leve...

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Half a degree

Posted On: October 5, 2016

Sep 18, 2016- In an effort to curb the life and livelihood threatening changes to the global climate trajectory, 195 nations signed the Paris agreement on climate change last year. Through this agreement, countries have pledged to maintain the average global temperature rise to “well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels” while “pursuing efforts...

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