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Dhaka Monday,  Dec 17, 2018

Environment

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... »
Temperature in Panchagarh’s Tetulia has fallen to 2.6 degrees Celsius, the lowest on record. In the 24 hours prior to 6am Monday morning, temperature averaged out to the country’s all-time low, according to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department. Temperature in Nilphamari’s Syedpur was second at 2.9 degrees Celsius, while it was 3 degrees Celsius in Dimla, 3.1 degrees Celsius in Kurigram’s Rajarhat and 3.2 in Dinajpur. Temperature in Dhaka dropped to... »
The government has prepared a five-year country investment plan (CIP) to combat the impact of climate change. It will invest USD 7 billion (Tk. 56,000 crore) in this sector. The main objectives of the CIP are to manage natural resources, control environmental pollution, combat the impact of climate change, and ensure good ecological governance. Planning minister AHM Mustafa Kamal unveiled the CIP, prepared by the environment and forest ministry, at... »
Climate change is one of the great problems across the world and its impacts upon the agriculture, human health & environment are adverse and prolonged. Bangladesh is highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change and it is not immune to the adversities of the effect of climate change. The change in climate causes a huge loss to the agricultural production, damage to the livelihoods of millions of people, particularly... »
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet outside our solar system which is expected to be temperate and could be a “comfortable abode for possible life”. This Earth-sized world, named Ross 128 b, is likely to have a surface temperature that may also be close to that of the Earth, according to a paper presented in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics. The low-mass exoplanet orbits the red dwarf star Ross 128... »
At least 332 people were killed in Iran and Iraq when a magnitude 7.3 earthquake jolted the region on Sunday, state media in the two countries said, and rescuers were searching for dozens trapped under rubble in the mountainous area. State television said more than 328 people were killed in Iran and at least 2,500 were injured. Local officials said the death toll would rise as search and rescue teams... »
Many areas of Bangladesh, including Dhaka and Chittagong, have felt the mild effects of an earthquake that struck near the eastern border with India. The 4.7 magnitude earthquake hit around 10:50am on Wednesday, said Bangladesh Meteorological Department Earthquake Monitoring Centre Meteorological Assistant Fahim Hossain. According to the website of German earthquake monitoring organisation GFZ, the epicentre of the earthquake is 72km from Dhaka. The epicentre was 10km deep and struck... »
Pollution has been linked to nine million deaths worldwide in 2015, a report in The Lancet has found. Almost all of these deaths occurred in low- and middle-income countries, where pollution could account for up to a quarter of deaths. Bangladesh and Somalia were the worst affected. Air pollution had the biggest impact, accounting for two-thirds of deaths from pollution. Brunei and Sweden had the lowest numbers of pollution-related deaths,... »