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Leachate from Memelhakha landfill worrying environmentalists


Leachate from Memelhakha landfill site in Thimphu is worrying environmentalists. Leachate is a liquid that drains from a landfill. It is considered toxic and can contaminate ground water and rivers.

Cleaning campaign at the Mebartsho


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.

Earth Overshoot Day

Earth Overshoot Day2014

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.

Bhutan declares 51% as protected area

Bhutan declares 51percent as protected area-

Bhutan has declared 51 percent of the country as the protected area. However, no comprehensive assessment of the protected areas has been carried out.

Forecast system lagging behind

Forecast system lagging behind

According to the World Bank Officials, Bhutan needs to do a lot to improve the weather and flood forecasting system.

Sarpang records lowest rainfall this year

Sarpang records lowest rainfall this year

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.

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.



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