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Mild hot spell, sweeping over parts of BD, to continue

Dhaka, March 30 – A mild heat wave sweeping over Faridpur, Madaripur, Sitakundu and Rangamati may continue, the Met Office said in its regular weather forecast on Monday. Temperature during the day may remain nearly unchanged but may fall slightly at night over the country. The weather may remain dry over the country during next 48-hours commencing from Sunday morning. ... Read More »

Bangladesh to declare water emergency in northwest

Authorities hope to force farmers to shift away from growing water-guzzling rice in a race to save depleting water tables The Bangladesh government is about to declare a “state of water emergency” in the drought-prone Barind tract in the northwest of the country, where over-extraction of groundwater for rice farming and dwindling rainfall caused by climate change have combined to ... Read More »

Small forest patches act as islands and corridors of biodiversity

by Sahana Ghosh on 19 February 2020 • Identification of smaller forest pockets that still hold high levels of biodiversity is essential for conservation. • Connecting smaller protected forests to larger ones can ensure movement of animals so that there is an exchange of genetic material, which will ensure long term sustainability of the populations. • Fragmented non-protected forest patches, ... Read More »

Biodiversity & Agriculture: Nature’s Matrix & Conservation

By Angus Wright, Ivette Perfecto and John Vandermeer OAKLAND, California, Feb 18 2020 (IPS) – When we were children, a long auto trip would require a stop every hour or so to clean the windshield of the insects that had been intercepted. Today’s windshields are spared this indignity—a convenience for motorists but a terrifying signpost of danger for the well ... Read More »

Mobile radiation not harmful to health, environment: BTRC

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) says the level of radiation emitted by mobile phone towers is not harmful for human health risks and the environment. “The standard permissible amount of radiation exposure from mobile network tower is below the level of international standards and BTRC guidelines. So, there’s no reason to get scared,” Brig Gen Md Shahidul Alam, Director ... Read More »

US envoy visits Sundarbans to promote wildlife, conservation

US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Miller, accompanied by USAID Mission Director Derrick Brown, has visited the Sundarbans to support the growing partnership between the United States and Bangladesh. Ahead of World Wetlands Day that falls on February 2, his visit to the world’s largest mangrove forest from January 26-28 highlighted the importance of conserving the Sundarbans and its wildlife. Healthy ... Read More »

Civil Aviation, Tourism Ministry move for Tobacco-free BD

Dhaka, Jan 19 – According to the Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2017, even in the provision of tobacco control law, almost 50% of people are being exposed to secondhand smoking in public places. In order to rescue the people from the harms of secondhand smoking, Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism, along with technical supports from National Tobacco Control Cell, ... Read More »

Sustainability is social, environmental and economic

by Liina Carr on 16th December 2019 @liina_carr The principle of ‘sustainability first’ should become the golden thread unifying all EU actions. While recent Fridays for Future and Extinction Rebellion actions have heightened the focus on climate change, sustainability is not just about the environment. In calling for climate justice, trade unions demand a far-reaching transformation of the economy, a ... Read More »