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Climate change causing faster snow melt in the Himalayas

New study shows decrease in average snow drought duration; this increases the risk of floods
Saat mule (seven springs)—source of water for Nepal’s first hydropower project installed in 1911.  Locals have built seven spouts and use this water for drinking and other purposes. Rest of the water goes to the reservoir pond [image by: Ramesh Bhushal]
Saat mule (seven springs)—source of water for Nepal’s first hydropower project installed in 1911. Locals have built seven spouts and use this water for drinking and other purposes. Rest of the water goes to the reservoir pond [image by: Ramesh Bhushal]
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The forgotten tale of Nepal’s first hydro project

Built over a hundred years ago to light the Rana’s palaces, Nepal’s first hydropower project – and South Asia’s second – now lies abandoned along with the country’s grand dam ambitions

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Video: Climate migrants in the shadow of Everest

On World Environment Day, a report on villagers in eastern Nepal forced to move as mountain springs dry up in the Himalayas

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