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a18thumb NETRAKONA, April 24, 2014 (BSS)- Two people were killed and two others injured in an attack by an elephant in Choklangura and Sadupara border village under Durgapur upazila of the district today. The victims were Taher Uddin, 70, of Choklangura village and Shibu Pandey, 40, of Sadupara village of the upazila. The injured persons Gita Rani, 55, and Abdur Rahim, 54, were admitted to Durgapur upazila health complex. The wild-elephant... »
a19thumb BSS . Dhaka | 5 april 2014: South Asia A new study by US and Indian scientists say desert dust originating in West Asia increases or reduces the intensity of the South Asian monsoon. The article published in Nature Geoscience, this week, tried to explain how aerosols — fine particles or liquid droplets in the air — influenced rainfall patterns in unanticipated ways, with minor changes in one location quickly... »
a21thumb By Nicholas Cunningham: On March 28, the White House released a multi-pronged strategy to reduce methane emissions from a variety of sources, a step the administration says is an outgrowth of the President’s Climate Action Plan announced last year. Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, about 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide. The federal government will target four key areas of methane emissions – landfills, coal mines, agriculture, and... »
a22thumb YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — If the world doesn’t cut pollution of heat-trapping gases, the already noticeable harms of global warming could spiral “out of control,” the head of a United Nations scientific panel warned Monday. tAnd he’s not alone. The Obama White House says it is taking this new report as a call for action, with Secretary of State John Kerry saying “the costs of inaction are catastrophic.” Rajendra Pachauri,... »
a23thumb Dubai, 4 March, 2014 – Countries such as Burkina Faso, Peru, Mauritius, Mongolia, and Senegal are set to boost their economies through a shift of investment and policies towards a new generation of assets that include clean technologies and resource efficient infrastructure, green skilled labour, well-functioning ecosystems, and good governance. Such a transformation, supported by the UN-led Partnership for Action on a Green Economy (PAGE), will pay significant dividends in... »
TODAY – Yokohama, Japan – Development and green groups warn of impending food crisis from climate change, based on new UN climate science report.   The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the UN’s climate science panel, today released the second part of its five-yearly review into the state of climate science, this one with a focus on the impacts of climate change.   “The report finds that climate change... »
27 February 2014- In 2012, the United Nations emitted about 1.71 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent greenhouse gas – the same as nearly 86,000 homes in the United States – according to the Organization’s only annual publication dedicated to assessing its own impact on climate change. The fifth edition of Moving Towards a Climate Neutral UN, released today, details the emissions from 64 United Nations organizations, covering nearly 225,000 staff... »
a24thumb Farid Hasan Ahmed: Haor areas of the north-eastern part of Bangladesh face flash floods caused by sudden and early downstream water of the surrounding up streams during the period late March to May. Haor is a very low lying river basin area is covered by water for almost a half of the year starting from the monsoon season. It is a variety of wetland habitats, including rivers, streams and canals,... »
Nairobi, 24 February 2014 –Creating the enabling conditions for a Green Economy transition in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)—from improved public investment to reliable market instruments and better governance—will help the estimated 50 million SIDS residents build climate resilience, achieve economic growth and enjoy better standards of living. The transition will offer opportunities for SIDS to better manage natural capital, protect the environment, create green jobs and achieve sustainable development,... »
NEW DELHI, INDIA, 16 February 2014 — Governments and business leaders worldwide have been challanged to adopt, develop and implement agroforestry policies that provide solutions to many of the economic and environmental challenges facing developing countries. Speaking during the World Congress on Agroforestry in India this week, President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee said: “Agroforestry holds immense promise in enhancing the productivity of land in an environmentally and economically sustainable... »