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Reversing the Death of Venice

by Carlo Ratti VENICE – Some of the worst floodings in Venice’s history has submerged some of the historic city’s renowned cultural sites, including St. Mark’s Basilica on Piazza San Marco. This is only the sixth time the basilica has been flooded in 1,200 years, but the fourth time in the last two decades, and the second time in under ... Read More »

Natural-Born Climate Commitments

by Sally Jewell WASHINGTON, DC – When world leaders gather at the 25th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid from December 2-13, they will discuss concrete steps for meeting and increasing national emissions-reduction targets. But equally important, COP25 offers an opportunity to elevate one of the most powerful tools we have to address climate change: nature. Read More »

Why We Strike Again

by Greta Thunberg, Luisa Neubauer, Angela Valenzuela MADRID – For more than a year, children and young people from around the world have been striking for the climate. We launched a movement that defied all expectations, with millions of people lending their voices – and their bodies – to the cause. Read More »

Corporal punishment is an ugly stain on the Bangladesh landscape

Since when does adding 2 and 2 together, or subtracting 5 from 10 ¬– and getting the answers wrong – become a punishable crime? Or for not remembering Bangabandhu facts or the lines of a Rabindranath Tagore poem? All are trivial and insignificant in the grand scheme of things and certainly does not warrant being beaten, damaged physically, mentally (or ... Read More »

ক্যানসার চিকিৎসায় ইমিউনোথেরাপি দিতে পারে নিরাময়

ডা. নাজমুল হাসান খান মানবদেহের রোগ প্রতিরোধ ব্যবস্থা কাজে লাগিয়ে ক্যানসার চিকিৎসার নতুন পদ্ধতি উদ্ভাবনের জন্য ২০১৮ সালে চিকিৎসাবিজ্ঞানে নোবেল পুরস্কার পান দুই বিজ্ঞানী যুক্তরাষ্ট্রের জেমস পি অ্যালিসন ও জাপানের তাসুকু হোনজো। তাদের দেখানো পথ ধরেই ক্যানসার নিরাময় গবেষণায় সাফল্য পেয়েছেন বাংলাদেশের চিকিৎসাবিজ্ঞানী ডা. এ. এন. এম. নাজমুল হাসান খান। যুক্তরাষ্ট্রের নিউইয়র্ক রোজওয়েল পার্ক ক্যানসার ইনস্টিটিউট এই গবেষক ইমিউনোথেরাপি নিয়ে ... Read More »

Climate summit caught between realism and hope

By Emilio Godoy MADRID, Dec 2 2019 (IPS) – Tens of thousands of delegates from state parties began working Monday Dec. 2 in the Spanish capital to pave the way to comply with the Paris Agreement on climate change, while at a parallel summit, representatives of civil society demanded that the international community go further. Read More »

No hike in bulk power tariff, no hike in retail, agree BERB, TEC

Berc concludes four-day public hearing Dhaka, December 03, 2019 – Both Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BERB) and the technical evaluation committee (TEC) of Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (Berc) are of the same opinion that if the bulk supply tariff is not increased, it will not be required to raise the retail tariff of electricity. Read More »

Crab farming recoups loss at virus infested BD shrimp farms

$26.81 lakh earned in five months from crab export KHULNA, DECEMBER 03- The shrimp farmers here who counted suffered repeated losses due to virus attacks in farms and natural disasters are now showing greater interest in crab cultivation as it has proved to be more profitable than shrimp and its demand in the international market is on the rise. Read More »