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Monsoon to arrive coming week

Monsoon to arrive coming week

The monsoon will arrive in the country in the coming week, forecasts the department of Hydro-Met Services. It is slowly moving upward from Myanmar, expecting to reach the Country by Sunday.

Nation marks Social Forestry Day

Nation marks Social Forestry Day-PM

Co-inciding with the Coronation Day of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, the nation celebrated the Social Forestry Day today. As part of this important event, The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay planted tree saplings near Chuzom in Thimphu.

Journalists and academicians learn climate change adaptation

Journalists and academicians learn climate change adaption

To familiarise the journalists and academicians on climate change adataption in a local context, a six-day conference was held at Lobesa CNR college in Punakha.

Forest fires destroy over 1,600 acres of forest in Punakha


Two forest fires, which raged simultaneously in Omtakha and Napchey Chiwogs under Lingmukha Gewog under Punakha, have destroyed over 1,600 acres of forests.

Great Climate Change debate held in Thimphu

Great Climate Change debate

Bhutan is considered highly vulnerable to climate change but some say trying to curb economic growth to address climate change distracts attention from more pressing problems like poverty and disease. This was the topic of the Great Climate Change debate held in the capital, yesterday.

Forest Fire in Wangdue Phodrang contained


The forest Fire in Wangdue Phodrang has been contained, earlier today. Over 11,000 acres of forest is said to have been destroyed by the fire which raged for six days.

Forest fire in Shaba “out of control”


The forest fire in Shaba under Paro is out of control, according to the officials. Hundreds of acres have been lost to the fire which started last Wednesday.

2,000 acres of forest destroyed in Wangdue Phodrang


A forest fire, which has been raging since Tuesday, in Wangdue Phodrang has already destroyed 2,000 acres of forest. The fire started at around 7:30pm from Pangtsho.

Memelhakha landfill starts producing toxic leachate


The landfill site in Memelhakha in Thimphu has started producing leachate. Leachate, the liquid produced by waste, is said to be poisonous as it contains toxic chemicals. Leachate can also contaminate the ground water and rivers.

Green Bhutan Project launched

PM+ Launch-Green Bhutan

The Green Bhutan Project was launched in the capital, today, by the Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay. It comes exactly a month after the launch of Clean Bhutan Project.



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