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The consequential effects of Covid-19 on the climate crisis

By Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin Okyenhene ACCRA Ghana, Jun 1 2020 (IPS) – The tragedy of the coronavirus pandemic and its associated challenges have thrown our world into chaos, with the virus destroying lives and livelihoods in its path. The whole world is presently seized by the effects of the pandemic, but there is a silent crisis of equal measure ... Read More »

Taka1 billion project to repair Amphan-damaged embankments

The government is taking a Tk 100 crore project to repair embankments damaged during cyclone Amphan, State Minister for Water Resources Zahid Faruk said Thursday. He made the remarks while visiting Amphan-hit areas of Satkhira Sadar Upazila. The government is taking the Army’s help to complete the repair work within a short time, he said. “We’re working to ensure sustainable solution as natural calamity ... Read More »

Amphan damages Sundarbans infrastructure, tree worth Tk 16mn

Cyclone Amphan that battered the country’s coastal districts on Wednesday damaged infrastructures and trees worth Tk 1.67 crore in the Sundarbans’ eastern part. The forest department sources said Ampan did not cause any damage to the natural forest resources including the Sundari trees and wild animals but destroyed its infrastructures and uprooted some trees planted by the forest department under its forestation ... Read More »

Nor’wester destroys 200 houses in Lalmonirhat

The joy of Eid-ul-Fitr faded for over 2,000 people after a nor’wester destroyed over 200 houses at Kaliganj upazila in Lalmonirhat on Monday morning when people were preparing to attend special prayers on the day. Locals said the nor’wester hit the area at around 7am. In Sonarhat, Shialkhowa, Satirpar and Banderkura areas of Cholbola union, over 200 houses, shops, trees ... Read More »

Rain, gusty winds in Bangladesh coast as Cyclone Amphan hits

The super cyclone ‘Amphan’ over west-central bay and adjoining area moved north-northeastwards as an extremely severe cyclonic storm after slightly weakening. Under its influence, the coastal districts of Bangladesh started experiencing rain accompanied with gusty or squally winds from late Tuesday afternoon, according to reports received in Dhaka. Read More »