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In Nepal, puppets teach eco-friendly farming methods

Pesticides, deforestation and monocultures are wreaking havoc for Nepalese farmers, causing landslides and degrading the soil. Activists are using puppetry to make a change.Project aim: Helping Nepalese farmers prepare for the effects of climate change. Project implementation: Farmers in the landslide-stricken Arghakhanchi region are switching to farming that protects the soil by planting trees with …

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How a farming project in Nepal is smashing caste bigotry

As members of the lowest caste, Dalit women are among Nepal’s poorest people. They’re badly affected by climate change too. A farming project is helping them prepare for global warming. It’s had a surprising side-effect.Project goal: Helping women in the mountainous regions of Nepal’s Kavre district adapt to the effects of climate change — particularly …

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Mount Everest climb chronicler Elizabeth Hawley dies in Nepal

Every climbing season, Hawley would drive to mountaineers’ hotels in Kathmandu to grill them before and after their expeditions, earning her the moniker “the Sherlock Holmes of the mountaineering world.”Elizabeth Hawley, a leading chronicler of expeditions on Himalayan peaks in Nepal, passed away on Friday at a private hospital in Kathmandu. She was 94. The …

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How protests and a blockade are crippling Nepal’s economy

Nepal has lowered its economic growth forecast from six to two percent as a result of strikes, violent anti-constitution protests in the southern plains, and an unofficial trade blockade imposed by India. DW examines. In a televised address on Tuesday, November 24, Nepali Finance Minister Bishnu Prasad Paudel indicated that the heavy shrinking of economic …

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FIFA bans Nepal, Laos football chiefs for corruption

The two Asian football officials have been found guilty of seeking and accepting bribes at elections to choose members of FIFA’s Executive Committee. They have been handed 10 and two-year bans. FIFA has banned the president of Nepal’s football association for 10 years after he was implicated for bribery at elections to choose Asian delegates …

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