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Melbourne water supply could be under threat within a decade, water authority says

Jul 23, 2017

Melbourne's water providers have begun planning for a possible water crisis, as a new report suggests the city could start running out of water within a decade. Melbourne Water analysed the effect of greater consumption caused by population growth, and the possibility of worsening droughts due to climate change. It found, at worst, demand cou...

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Wax worms biodegrade plastic bags at 'uniquely high speeds', study finds

Apr 26, 2017

Scientist and amateur beekeeper Federica Bertocchini picked parasitic wax worms from the honeycomb of her beehives and left them sitting in a plastic bag. When she returned to the bag, it was riddled with holes and many of the worms had escaped. It was that chance discovery that led her to collaborate with scientists at the University of Cambridg...

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More plastic than fish in the oceans by 2050, report warns

Apr 26, 2017

Plastic rubbish will outweigh fish in the oceans by 2050 unless the world takes drastic action to recycle the material, a report has warned on the opening day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in the Swiss ski resort of Davos. An overwhelming 95 per cent of plastic packaging, worth $116-174 billion, a year is lost to the economy after a single use...

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Australian Scientists Discover More Than 50 New Spider Species on a Single Expedition

Apr 13, 2017

Researchers have identified more than 50 new species of spider during a two-week expedition in Queensland's Cape York Peninsula, which they say could be the "the spider capital of Australia". A 23-strong team of scientists working with Australian research program Bush Blitz encountered the arachnids in Quinkan Country in far north Queens...

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काठमाडौंमा पानी पर्‍यो, मौसमविद भन्छन्- प्रि-मनसुनको संकेत हो

Mar 3, 2017

  काठमाडौं उपत्यकामा बिहीबार साँझ एक्कासी पानी परेको छ । यसलाई मौसमविदहरुले मनसुन सुरु हुनु अघिको संकेतको रुपमा लिएका छन् । मौसम...

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Vultures on verge of extinction in Nepal

Feb 22, 2017

BAITADI: The vultures known as nature’s scavengers are alarmingly on the verge of extinction with dwindling nesting habitats compounded by a host of other factors. The vultures are vanishing due to climate change, shrinking habitation, use of medicines and lack of prey. The absence of tall trees has also deprived them of a place to buil...

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अव्यवस्थित बसोबास व्यवस्थापन गर्न आयोग गठन

Feb 16, 2017

काठमाडौ– सरकारले अव्यवस्थित बसोबासलाई व्यवस्थापन गर्ने भएको छ । देशका प्रमुख शहरहरुमा अव्यवस्थित बसोबास बढ्दा शहरको सुन्दरता र ...

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Supreme court orders Government to control pollution in Valley

Feb 2, 2017

  The Supreme Court, issuing an interim order on Wednesday, has instructed the government and authorities concerned to take effective measures to control dust and smoke pollution in the Kathmandu Valley. Responding to a writ petition filed by advocate Padam Bahadur Shrestha, a single bench of Justice Ananda Mohan Bhattarai on Monday issued...

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Kathmandu Valley Pollution Index

Feb 2, 2017

  The graph above is based on the pollutant of fine particulate matter, PM2.5 (PM less than 2.5 microns) of Kathmandu Valley in a day....

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विहानैदेखि काठमाडौंसहित देशभर बर्षा

Jan 27, 2017

पश्चिमी वायुको प्रभावका कारण बिहीबार साँझ देखि मौसम बदली हुदाँ शुक्रबार विहानदेखिनै देशभर बर्षा भएको छ । अहिले काठमाडौं उपत्यका द...

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