For the 319th issue, we reviewed 32 news reports from 12 sources and selected 18 happenings in five countries. In Nepal, around 12,000 hectares of forest land has been encroached in Central Development Region and the artificial lake formed in Sunkoshi River due to damming by landslide had burst terrorizing locals. In India, 33 animals were rescued and 26 were released in wild by The Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) in Assam. In China The Tibet Spring 5100 won an award of the best mineral water at the 10th World Bottled Water Conference. In Bhutan, first clean development mechanism project in the country is in the offing. In Pakistan, the Global Climate Risk Index 2014 states that Pakistan was affected most in 2012.
NEPAL HIMALAYA: Elderly Killed In Tusker Attack; Forest Encroachment; Serial Wildlife Killer Nabbed; Guard Arrested; Landslide Causes Water Scarcity; Artificial Lake Ruptured in Sindhupalchowk; Perils of Pesticides
INDIA HIMALAYA: Solid Waste Management Plant in Limbo; House Collapse; Wild Animals Rescued; Rainfall Havoc and Record Floods; Rainfall Adversely Affected Power Generation
CHINA HIMALAYA: Tibet Water is the Best
BHUTAN HIMALAYA: Fallen Boulders Blocks Highway; First Clean Mechanism Project Commenced; Bear Terror
PAKISTAN HIMALAYA: Climate Change Influence Migration; Rain Wrecks Havoc
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