English | Dzongkha Thursday, April 18, 2019

Engaging local community in conserving snow leopards

Bhutan is one of the 12 countries in Asia that is home to snow leopards. However, due to human encroachment for poaching and retaliatory killings, the endangered big cats are losing their habitat.

Waste management in Thimphu town

It has been about four years since the Thimphu Thromde outsourced the waste management to the private firms to ease the waste problem in the town.

Nu 2.4bn grant agreement signed for BFL Initiative

The Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) and Bhutan for Life (BFL) Fund Secretariat signed a grant agreement of Nu 2.4bn for Bhutan for Life Initiative on April 12.

Pre-monsoon season’s erratic weather pattern

Bhutan is experiencing unpredictable weather pattern such as heavy shower, hailstorm, windstorm and thunderstorm, pre-monsoon season this year. According to the weather forecasters, it is due to western disturbances and change in wind pattern.

E.coli bacteria found in Chubachu stream

The Chubachu stream in Thimphu is found to be highly contaminated with bacteria known as E.coli (Escherichia coli), according to a recent thermotolerant coliform test. The test revealed more than 50,000 E.coli per 100-millilitre of water in the stream.

Digital Access to Research launched

Government offices, institutions and schools across the country can now have access to high-quality international published online journals, e-books and research publications for free. This will be possible through a platform called Digital Access to Research.

Climate report predicts hotter Bhutan

Towards the end of the 21st century, Bhutan will possibly see about 3.2 degree Celsius increase in its temperature. This is according to the analysis of historical climate and climate projection for Bhutan, a study published by the National Centre for Hydrology and Meteorology (NCHM).

700 glaciers in Bhutan according to a new study

Bhutan has a total of 700 glaciers according to the 2018 Bhutan Glacier Inventory released by the National Center for Hydrology and Meteorology (NCHM), recently. The new study says the glaciers cover an area of about 630 square kilometres or 1.64% of the country’s total land area.

Building environment friendly roads

In a move towards building environment-friendly roads, a new road building technique for the 21st century is advancing fast in the country. Since 2015, the Green Road has blacktopped roads in more than four districts, using plastic wastes.

Trash challenge has people cleaning up the environment

The trash-tag challenge gone viral on social media, encouraging an increasing number of people to clean up littered areas in their community and sharing their efforts by posting pictures on social media to show the transformation after cleaning an area.

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