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Dhaka Sunday,  Apr 30, 2017

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air pollution-energybangla China’s smog-hit capital Beijing plans to slash coal consumption by a further 30 percent in 2017 as part of its efforts to combat air pollution, the official Xinhua news agency said late on Sunday, citing the city’s mayor. Beijing has promised to implement “extraordinary” measures this year in a bid to tackle choking smog from traffic congestion and the heavy use of coal. “We will try to basically realize zero... »
sound-pollution-337x205 The extent of noise pollution is nearly two times higher than the human tolerance in the Dhaka city, causing various types of physical and mental disorder to the people, a survey report has revealed. According to the survey conducted by Poribesh Bachao Andolon (POBA), the highest level of noise has been recorded at 108.9 decibels in front of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, followed by 105.5 decibels in Purana Paltan area.... »
tib climate-energbangla Local people do not get the scope to participate in the formulation of climate change projects as most such projects have been taken based on political consideration, says a new study of the Transparency International Bangladesh. The anti-graft agency conducted the study on six climate projects during March to November last year, and found the absence of public participation in project formulation of these climate projects. The findings of the... »
Miners work at Magadh coal mine in Chatra district Coal emissions in Southeast Asia are projected to triple by 2030, resulting in an increase in pollution-related deaths, according to a new Harvard-backed report published Friday. Researchers at Harvard and Greenpeace say the demand for electricity in Southeast Asia is projected to increase by a staggering 83% between 2011 and 2035 — twice the global average. “Air pollution in China and India has received a lot of scientific attention,” said... »
sundarban cargo Ruptured hull sinks MV Aisgati around 10-15km away from Fairboya, 100km from Mongla Port and only 22km from the world’s largest mangrove forest. A vessel carrying 1,000 tonnes of coal sank in the Bay of Bengal, 22km off the coast of the Sundarbans National Park, on Friday. “MV Aisgati sank between 9am and 10am at Fairboya point,” coastguard Staff Officer (operation) Lt AM Rahatuzzaman told the Dhaka Tribune. “Rescuers rushed... »
rampal-protest-january-328x205 The January 7th of 2017 has been observed as the ‘global protest day for Sundarbans’ in a total of 10 countries. In Dhaka ‘Sorbopran Sangskritik Shakti’, a platform for cultural and green activists backed by the National Committee observed this day in Shahbag. Hundreds of activists gathered the area at around 3:30 pm local time and brought out a colorful and vibrant procession. National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral... »
earthquake fiji A magnitude-6.9 earthquake has struck 284 kilometres south-west of the Fiji capital Suva, the US Geological Survey (USGS) says. The USGS said the quake was at a depth of 15.2 kilometres and an aftershock measuring magnitude-5.7 had also been recorded. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre has withdrawn a tsunami warning for parts of the Pacific located 300 kilometres from the epicentre. Radio New Zealand reported people had been evacuating the... »
earthquake A medium intensity earthquake has been felt across Bangladesh. US Geological Survey says it measured 5.5 on the Richter scale. The epicentre was at Tripura’s Ambassa, 170 kilometres northeast of Dhaka and originated at a depth of 36 kilometres. The jolt was felt at 3:09pm. The tremor lasted for about four to five seconds. There was panic as buildings began to shake. Many had evacuated and were seen outside in... »
air baijing The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved €458 million ($499.6 million) for a financing platform to support green and pollution-reduction projects in the greater Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (BTH) region, which faces the worst air pollution in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). This follows a first loan of $300 million approved last year for regulatory reform in Hebei Province. “Poor air quality is a serious health risk and economic burden in a... »
president President Abdul Hamid today underscored the need for concerted efforts from the global community in mitigating and combating the impacts of climate change. “Climate change is a global phenomenon. A single country or a region would not be able to address this burning issue. Therefore, it needs concerted and united efforts from global community to mitigate and combat the impacts of climate change,” he said. The President was addressing the... »