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The magic of 24th June: Water Worship around the World

July 4, 2020 SANDRP “Sao Joao, Sao Joao, Viva Sao Joao!” The shouts were followed by unbelievably loud splashes in a red laterite well. The well itself was decked up like a bride. All along the way to Siolim in North Goa, on the banks of river Chapora, the road blossomed with people wearing big smiles and bigger floral wreaths, ... Read More »

The Plastic Pandemic

By Jacob Duer SINGAPORE – There is no denying that single-use plastic has been a lifesaver in the fight against COVID-19, especially for frontline health workers. It has also facilitated adherence to social-distancing rules, by enabling home delivery of basic goods, especially food. And it may have helped to curb transmission, by replacing reusable coffee cups and shopping bags in ... Read More »

Sustaining Conservation in a Pandemic

By Matthew Brown BOULDER, COLORADO – Safari tourism has long been an economic boon to people living in Africa. But the suspension of flights and safari visits because of the COVID-19 pandemic has decimated this critical source of income – and devastated the wildlife conservation efforts it funds. The repercussions for flora and fauna are far-reaching. Anything with a horn ... Read More »

Sustainable Development Starts with Children

By Helen Clark NEW YORK – “Our house is on fire,” warned the teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg at last year’s World Economic Forum meeting in Davos. Her pointed words – accusing adults of sitting idly by as the planet burns – quieted a roomful of global leaders, inspired young activists worldwide, and underscored the critical importance of putting children ... Read More »

Tobacco control essential to face corona epidemic risk

Chattagong Bureau: Member Parliament of Bangladesh from Chattagong Wasika Ayesha Khan expressed gratitude over the ongoing awareness against bad affects of tobacco use crated by the anti-tobacco NGOs. She urges the Prime Minister to take measures and make prices of the tobacco products beyond the purchasing capacity of juveniles of to save the future generations. Read More »

World Oceans Day Monday

Dhaka, June 08 – The United Nations marks June 8 as the day celebrating the role of the oceans in our everyday life and inspiring action to protect the oceans and sustainably use marine resources. Read More »

‘World No Tobacco Day’ Sunday

Bangladesh, with other countries across the world, is going to observe the ‘World No Tobacco Day’ on Sunday. The day is going to be observed focusing on “protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use”. For decades, the tobacco industry has deliberately employed strategic, aggressive and well-resourced tactics to attract the youth to tobacco and ... Read More »

Biological Diversity is Fundamental to Human Health

By Samira Sadeque UNITED NATIONS, May 22 2020 (IPS) – This year’s International Day of Biological Diversity falls amid the coronavirus pandemic and the slow easing, in some nations, of a global lockdown. While the lockdown has forced most people to stay at home, there have been reports of more wildlife being spotted – even in once-busy city centres. Read More »

COVID-19 is clarifying the climate challenge

By Olivia Macharis and Nadim Farajalla BEIRUT – The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the fragility of the world order. Governments have sought to limit the spread of the virus through lockdowns and travel restrictions, which have stalled economies and created a global recession. Poorer countries, lacking the resources and resilience to mitigate the pandemic, will be hit hardest. Like climate ... Read More »

Overconsumption, globalised supply chain and Covid-19 crisis

by Meadhbh Bolger on 6th May 2020 @MeadhbhBolger We must build back more resilient, just societies that consume within ecological limits. The immediate response to the Covid-19 crisis must continue to be saving lives, preventing the further spread of the virus and showing human solidarity and compassion—in particular with the most vulnerable and with essential workers. Read More »

Collective efforts urged to make Planet Earth a better place

Dhaka, April 22 – Earth Day was observed in Bangladesh, as across the globe, on Wednesday. Each year, Earth Day, April 22, marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. It aims to draw attention to the rapid extinction of species across the world, which is directly linked to human activity which causes climate change, ... Read More »

Earth Day on Wednesday

Earth Day will be observed in Bangladesh, as across the globe, on Wednesday. Each year, Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Read More »

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 »