Nepal was once an electric-vehicle leader. What happened?

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With California and its electric-vehicle mandate under threat as the federal government takes aim at the state’s greenhouse gas emissions authority, it pays to remember how much power governments can wield in how quickly we go electric. While China and Europe have provided significant encouragement for electric vehicles, there are a few. Green Life

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Global study shows uneven urbanization among large cities in the last two decades

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Kathmandu in Nepal, Dar es Salaam in Tanzania). The world has experienced significant urbanization in recent decades. According to the latest report from the United Nations (UN), the global population in 2018 was 7.6 billion and the urban population was 4.2 billion.

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AQLI: new data reveals little progress globally in reducing air pollution over the last two decades

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Nearly a quarter of the global population lives in four countries in South Asia that are among the world’s most polluted: Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan.

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Forecast: global 3-wheeler market to grow at CAGR of 13% through 2019

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Underdeveloped countries in Africa like Nigeria, Tanzania, Mozambique and Egypt and their Asian counter parts like Nepal, Bangladesh, etc., The value of the global three-wheeler market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13% during 2014-19, according to a recently published report by TechSci Research, “Global Three Wheeler Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019”.

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2018 Environmental Performance Index: Air quality top public health threat

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India and Bangladesh come in near the bottom of the rankings, with Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Nepal rounding out the bottom five. The 2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) finds that air quality is the leading environmental threat to public health. The EPI uses three indicators to measure air quality: household solid fuel use; PM 2.5 average exposure, and PM 2.5 exceedance of WHO thresholds.

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UN: world population is expected to reach 9.7 billion in 2050 and could peak at nearly 11 billion around 2100

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Some of the largest migratory outflows are driven by the demand for migrant workers (Bangladesh, Nepal and the Philippines) or by violence, insecurity and armed conflict (Myanmar, Syria and Venezuela). The world’s population is expected to increase by 2 billion persons in the next 30 years, from 7.7 billion currently to 9.7 billion in 2050, according to a new United Nations report.

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Study finds culture influences response to climate change; consumption and reproduction

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For example, in Nepal if people felt that “ environmental destruction had influenced their agricultural productivity [they] were more likely to use contraceptives ,” the researchers said. How people choose to consume resources and use contraception influences their responses to climate change, according to a new study by a team of psychologists. Janet K.

International study identifies 14 key measures to reduce methane and black carbon emissions; reduction in projected global mean warming of ~0.5 °C by 2050

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The south Asian countries of India, Bangladesh and Nepal would see the biggest reductions in premature deaths. National benefits of the CH 4 plus BC measures versus the reference scenario. Circle areas are proportional to values for (A and B) climate change, (C and D) human health (values for population over age 30), and (E and F) agriculture. Source: Shindell et al. Click to enlarge.

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Northern India Rapidly Depleting its Groundwater Due to Excessive Irrigation; Major Water Crisis Looms If Trend Continues

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It is of immediate concern to recharge the aquifers of north India, Nepal and Bangladesh through suitable management of surface water for the sustainable availability of water and the preservation of ecosystems.

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