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Kathmandu’s air pollution is ‘choking’ its cultural heritage too

Kathmandu’s air quality competes with the worst polluted cities in the world. Pollutants recorded in the city, especially during the winter, are way above levels recommended by the World Health Organization. While the devastating effects of air pollution on human health has been documented in detail, its impact on cultural monuments in the ancient city […]

In pursuit of the rare bird that vanishes for half the year

Until recently, the habits and habitats of the Bengal florican remained a mystery: males were easily seen in their seasonally flooded grassland habitat during the breeding season but effectively disappeared for half the year. Researchers in India and Nepal combined field surveys, satellite telemetry and remote sensing to model the distribution and assess the critically […]