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Greens call for protecting Baily Road nursery

Citizens on Saturday demanded the government take immediate steps to stop developing lands of the 90-year-old government nursery in Baily Road area of the city. They organised a sit-in programme in front of the Fine Arts Faculty at Dhaka University in protest against a government move to raise a building on the nursery land. Read More »

Govt to plant saplings along 652km roads: Minister

The government has taken a plan to plant saplings along 652 km roads in the current fiscal year with a view to recouping damages recently done to the environment by felling trees in the name of movement. Environment and Forest Minister Anwar Hossain Manju said this in Parliament replying to a written question from Mustafa Lutfullah (Satkhira-1) on Thursday. Read More »

Segun timber at nominal prices

A dozen of former minister, state ministers, whips and lawmakers, including former speaker and incumbent President Abdul Hamid had received 4,202 cft “segun wood” at a nominal price from the forests department during the previous Awami League led grand alliance government. Minister for Environment and Forests Anwar Hossain Manju on Thursday disclosed this in Parliament while replying to a question ... Read More »

New Tapir species discovered in the Amazon

Brazil – A new species of tapir, a mammal considered to be endangered or vulnerable, has been identified by scientists in the Amazon rainforest in parts of Brazil and Colombia. Read More »

Hasan Mahmud slams greens’ mum on tree felling for blockade

Criticising environmentalists for not raising voice against indiscriminate tree felling across the country during ongoing political shutdown and blockade programmes, Environment Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud said BNP-Jamaat has not only announced a war against people but also against the nature. Read More »

Green spaces ‘can save NHS billions’

By Mark Kinver The Woodland Trust’s chief executive has said increasing people’s access to green spaces could cut billions of pounds from the NHS healthcare bill. Read More »

Australian bushfires fan global warming debate

By Jon Donnison Australia has been battling unseasonably bad bushfires for weeks. The flames have destroyed hundreds of homes – and have also intensified a political debate about whether there is a link with global warming. Read More »

Flowers use scent to advertise different rewards

By Jeremy Coles Male and female flowers advertise different “rewards” by giving off different scents, scientists have said. Mated female epicephala moths prefer the smell of male flowers, suggesting male flower scent triggers pollen collecting behaviour. Read More »

Breaking urban ground for community gardens

From: Robin Blackstone, ENN Community Gardens bring people together, builds relationships, improves quality of life and activates communities through its bounty, exercise, therapy, education, family budget augmentation, social interaction and neighborhood beautification. Read More »

Battle in the Himalayas

Apa Sherpa’s battle and struggles in the Himalayas- to raise awareness about Climate Change in the mountain communities and the successful completion of the historic Great Himalaya Trai-Climate Smart Celebrity Trek (15 Jan-22 April 2012). Read More »

Warmer world pushing tropical trees upslope ‘exactly as predicted’

Tropical tree communities are moving up mountainsides to cooler habitats as temperatures rise, a new study in Global Change Biology has found. By examining the tree species present in ten one-hectare plots at various intervals over a decade, researchers found that the proportion of lowland species increased in the plots at higher elevations. The study, which was undertaken in Volcan ... Read More »

Wildfires seen worsening with climate change

Research by environmental scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) brings bad news to the western United States, where firefighters are currently battling dozens of fires in at least 11 states. Read More »

Trawler laden with Sundari wood seized from Bagerhat

A trawler laden with cut banned Sundari wood of Sundarban forest was seized by the forest department from the river Dratan that flows by the side of Bagerhat district town on the night of Sunday. Read More »

Dams fail green test: Indian MOEF denies big two clearance

Guwahati – The ministry of environment and forests has denied forest clearance to the 1,500MW Tipaimukh hydel project in Manipur and the 3,000MW Dibang multipurpose project in Arunachal Pradesh. Read More »

Ecuador approves Yasuni park oil drilling in Amazon rainforest

Ecuador has abandoned a conservation plan that would have paid the country not to drill for oil in previously untouched parts of Yasuni National Park in the Amazon rainforest. President Rafael Correa said rich nations had failed to back the initiative, leaving Ecuador with no choice but go ahead with drilling. Read More »