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Dhaka Thursday,  Oct 18, 2018

Environment

Global warming. Climate change. These terms are often used interchangeably. However, they have differing, distinct meanings. Global warming is the increase of mean temperatures on the Earth. Climate change affects ecosystems, habitats, and plant and animal life. As scientists have been searching for ways to combat both and one source of environmental change keeps coming up: the use of oil and other fossil fuels. Yes, this is a potentially sensitive... »
At the Global Climate Action Summit, mayors and government functionaries of Indian cities have announced to scale up their actions to combat climate change and to protect people from hazardous climate impacts. Speaking at the high-level forum on India Climate Actions, convened by NRDC and partners, officials, mayors and organization leaders detailed their plans ranging from heat action to cool roofs and building codes. In a significant step that will... »
Bangladesh loses about $6.5 billion due to pollution and environmental degradation in urban areas every year, according to a World Bank report. This amount is equivalent to 3.4 per cent of the country’s 2015 Gross Domestic Product (GDP), said the report titled Enhancing Opportunities for Clean and Resilient Growth in Urban Bangladesh: Country Environmental Analysis 2018, which was released on Sunday. The report said pollution has reached an alarming level.... »
A 5.3 magnitude earthquake shook the capital and other parts of the country on Wednesday. The epicentre of the quake to Saptagram, Assam, India, 293 kilometres north of BMD Seismic Centre at Agargaon, said Mominul Islam, a meteorologist of Dhaka met office. The tremor was felt at 10:50 am, he added. However, the US Geological Survey traced the epicentre of the quake to 9km off from Saptagram. They measured the... »
The longest “blood moon” eclipse this century was underway Friday, coinciding with Mars’ closest approach in 15 years to treat skygazers across the globe to a thrilling celestial spectacle. As Earth’s constant companion slowly sailed across the skies, crowds gathered around the world to catch a glimpse of the rare phenomenon. Beside Lake Magadi, 100 kilometres (60 miles) southwest of the Kenyan capital Nairobi, young members of the Maasai community... »
A blood moon will appear in the night sky around much of the world on Friday night as the moon moves into the shadow of the earth for the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st Century. The total eclipse will last 1 hour, 42 minutes and 57 seconds, though a partial eclipse precedes and follows, meaning the moon will spend a total of 3 hours and 54 minutes in the... »
Sustainable green packaging is now-a-days a most talked term which is used for materials that have low or negligible impact on the environment and also on public health. Packaging has become an indispensable part of our daily life as proper packaging allows food protection from physical, chemical or microbiological contamination. It also plays a vital role in preservation of food quality, minimizing food waste and reducing preservatives used in food.... »
The Ministry of Disaster Management disclosed the figures of March and April against the backdrop of recent deaths by lightning as thunderstorms struck the country. In the last two days of April, as many as 29 people died as storms swept across the country, said Disaster Management Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya. At least 12 people died in March and 58 people died in April in parts of Bangladesh, according... »
Lightning strikes from freak storms during the monsoon season have left 19 people dead in eight districts of Bangladesh. At least 16 others were injured when lightning bolts slammed into the ground in Sirajganj, Magura, Naogaon, Rangamati, Noakhali, Sunamganj, Brahmanbaria, Gopalganj and Gazipur on Sunday. In Sirajganj, five people were killed and four others injured by the outburst of lightning different areas of the district on Sunday. Two died in... »
Violating the UNESCO, IUCN and other international organizations’ specific guidelines on the protection of the World Heritage site, the Sundarban, the Ministry of Environment is issuing clearance to the Ministry of Industries to allow factories adjacent to the world’s largest mangrove forest. Businessmen involved in real estate development, power plant construction, shrimp farming and dying factories are now selecting land close to the shore. The location offers the entrepreneurs to... »