Attempts to clean the Mebartsho often prove unsuccessful, largely owing to the lake’s location, which renders cleaning not only difficult but also dangerous. However, the Desuups in Bumthang teamed up with the Dzongkhag and the Police and carried out a cleaning campaign at the lake area, last Friday.
Posted on Sep 1 2014 | Read More »
August 19 is now marked as the Earth Overshoot Day- the day our ecological footprint in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year, according to the data from the Global Footprint Network.
Posted on Aug 19 2014 | Read More »
Bhutan has declared 51 percent of the country as the protected area. However, no comprehensive assessment of the protected areas has been carried out.
Posted on Aug 15 2014 | Read More »
According to the World Bank Officials, Bhutan needs to do a lot to improve the weather and flood forecasting system.
Posted on Aug 13 2014 | Read More »
Every July, Sarpang Dzongkhag receives maximum rainfall and swollen rivers leave most of the places in the dzongkhag inaccessible. But this year, it is a different story.
Posted on Aug 1 2014 | Read More »
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.
Posted on Jun 10 2014 | Read More »
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.
Posted on Jun 2 2014 | Read More »
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.
Posted on May 14 2014 | Read More »
Two forest fires, which raged simultaneously in Omtakha and Napchey Chiwogs under Lingmukha Gewog under Punakha, have destroyed over 1,600 acres of forests.
Posted on May 8 2014 | Read More »
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.
Posted on Apr 29 2014 | Read More »