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Urban hives boom could be ‘bad for bees’

A boom in urban beekeeping could be doing the insects more harm than good, say scientists. Experts warn that dense populations of the bees in areas with few feeding plants adds more pressure to the troubled species. Read More »

Environment Saplings distributed in Chapainawabganj

Non-government organisation Agriculture Sustainable and Socio Economic Development Organisation (ASSEDO) distributed 2,200 saplings of fruits and wood trees among ultra poor women at Alatuli union under Chapainawabganj Sadar upazila on Tuesday under its ‘Nadi-O-Jiban-2’ project with the association Concern World Wide. Read More »

Weeklong tree fair begins in Faridpur

A weeklong tree fair, organized jointly by district administration, District Agriculture Extension Department and District Social Forestry Department, was Inaugurated here on Friday on Brahma Samaj Road. DC of Faridpur Mainuddin Ahmed attended the inaugural function as the chief guest with ADC (Gen) Md. Jahangir Hossain in the chair. Inaugurating the fair, DC Mainuddin said an optimum afforestation could help ... Read More »

Call to enact new law to save forests

Speakers at a discussion at Rajshahi University yesterday urged the government to enact a new forest law to preserve the forest . With the theme of the day “Think. Eat. Save” Institute of Environmental Science (IES) of the university organised the programme to mark the World Environment Day-2013. The speakers expressed deep concern over a report of UN Food and ... Read More »

Greening city infrastructure can sustain economic growth

Nairobi – Investing in sustainable infrastructures and resource efficient technologies in cities offers a golden opportunity to deliver economic growth with lower rates of environmental degradation, reductions in poverty, cuts in greenhouse gases, and improved well-being, according to a new report released by the United Nations today. Read More »

World’s oldest living olive trees are Lebanese

Tucked away in the sleepy village of Bechealeh, Lebanon, 16 olive trees have witnessed 6000 years of political unrest, plagues, diseases, varying climatic conditions and changing civilizations. In fact these “trees of Noah” are considered by locals to be a living miracle because nature, as we all know, is often silent and passive in the face of hardship, greed and ... Read More »