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Improved cookstove to reduce household air pollution

Rafiqul Islam, UNB Staff Writer Dhaka – As part of the government target to distribute 30 million improved cookstoves by 2030, some 70,000 improved stoves have been installed in the coastal region of Bangladesh, aiming to reduce household air pollution and cope with climate change impacts. “These cookstoves have been distributed under a project – Installation of 70,000 Improved Cookstoves ... Read More »

Rohingyas awaiting future return to Myanmar need safer camps

Bangkok – The Bangladeshi government should relocate Rohingya refugees living in a severely overcrowded mega camp to safer ground in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Human Rights Watch said in a report issued today. The refugees, who fled the Burmese military’s campaign of ethnic cleansing that began in August 2017, should not have to face flooding and landslides and should have sturdier ... Read More »

8,000-year-old village discovered in Abu Dhabi

Archaeologists from Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture and Tourism have discovered the oldest known Neolithic village in the UAE. Radioactive carbon testing at the site on Marawah Island dated it at around 8,000 years old, according to state news agency WAM. The team found 10 houses, comprising several rooms and outdoor spaces for raising animals and food preparation, in good ... Read More »