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Dhaka Friday,  Aug 17, 2018

Environment

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,... »
The Zamuna fertilizer factory of Tarakandi, Jamalpur has stopped selling ammonia gas for the last one month, which has created a severe crisis of ammonia gas in the dependent industries. The price of the ammonia cylinder has risen up to a few folds in the last one month for the crisis. Meanwhile, Zamuna fertilizer also had to incur a loss of more than 1 crore taka. The unsold ammonia that... »
Chittagong port is responsible for an alarming amount of 29 lac and 50 thousand tons of carbon emission yearly. This horrific results on the air quality of the Chittagong port was revealed in a recent research that is being carried out for the first time in 130 years after the commissioning of the port. At least a number of 5 thousands of truck, lorry and covered-van gather in the reserved... »
Bangladesh, as one of the most vulnerable countries of climate change, needs to take a preparedness policy urgently and increase investment in key areas to build a climate resilient health system, said a renowned public health expert here today. “Climate change has an accumulative impact on public health. Bangladesh as a vulnerable country that has to face flood almost every year needs to take immediate preparedness and management programme to... »
Devastating floods triggered by seasonal monsoon rains have killed more than 950 people and affected close to 40 million across northern India, southern Nepal and northern Bangladesh, officials said. The rains have led to wide-scale flooding in a broad arc stretching across the Himalayan foothills in the three countries, causing landslides, damaging roads and electric towers and washing away tens of thousands of homes and crops. Bangladesh, the death toll... »
The High Court in Bangladesh has ordered the government not to approve any more factories or industrial units within 10km of the Sundarbans. It has given the government six months to file a list of existing industrial units within the 10km radius of the world’s largest mangrove forest. The orders came on Thursday after the court heard a writ petition filed by Sheikh Faridul Islam, chairman of Save the Sundarbans... »
The government has decided to rename the “Ministry of Environment and Forests” the “Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change”. A proposal to this end was approved in the fourth meeting of the National Committee on Environment held with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair in her office here sunday. Briefing reporters after the meeting, PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim said the meeting also approved the draft of the... »
The coal-fired power plant of Rampal, which is currently under construction will produce enough ashes that will be required to be stored in a pond at the plant site. This kind of ash reservoir in the plant site is prone to spread and pollute the adjacent Sundarbans with Mercury, which may cause a serious threat to the biodiversity of the Sundarbans area. The National Committee to Protect the Sundarbans (NCPS)... »