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Instead of burning or bury the rubbish in the mountain, they are prone to use yaks to carry non-biodegradable rubbish out of mountain for disposal. Water scarcity, the result of receding glaciers due to global warming, as well as water pollution induced by contamination of freshwater with human and animal waste, have led many environmentalists to raise the alarm.
Dropping used supplies on the mountain rather than carrying it with them can save vital energy and weight Moreover, given the lack of an efficient solid waste management system, for decades expedition members emptied their bowels wherever they could when they had the urge.
Still, visibility in the park needs improvement to reach the Clean Air Act goal of no human caused impairment. Nepal's government has not come up with a plan yet to tackle the issue of human waste. Environ Sci Technol.
Evaluation of the sensitivity of inventory and monitoring national parks to nutrient enrichment effects from atmospheric nitrogen deposition: main report. The government imposed new rules last year requiring each climber to bring down to the base camp 8 kilograms 18 pounds of trash — the amount it estimates a climber discards along the route.
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He said Nepal's government needs to get the climbers to dispose of the waste properly so the mountain remains pristine. Simonich, D.