Energy Bangla

Energy electricity and environment news portal

Dhaka Monday,  Jul 23, 2018


Bangladesh’s Ministry of Environment and Forests has been selected for the Global Green Award-2014. Minister Hasan Mahmud at a press briefing at the Secretariat on Wednesday said the award would be handed over on March 31 in Berlin. The Paris-based “Otherways Management Association” has nominated the ministry for the award. The minister said it was recognition of “our outstanding contribution to the sustainable development of environment”. He said in the... »
By Thomas Hubert: Meet Billy the wild African elephant. At 2.4m in height, he is a little smaller than your average African elephant, but he’s become somewhat of a local celebrity to scientists working in Gabon’s Lope National Park. “He often visits the Park’s research station to gorge on the fruits of surrounding trees,” says Kim Calders of the Laboratory of Geo-Information Science and Remote Sensing at Wageningen University who... »
A new rice variety namely “Green Super Rice” (GSR) will be in the field soon, offering farmers respite from worrying much about the impact of climate change like prolong drought, flooding and salinity. This new rice variety will save production cost as it will require fewer fertilizers, water and pest-control inputs, but will offer more yield, according to an article published in the IRRI’s (International Rice Research Institute) regular bulletin... »
MANILA, PHILIPPINES, 24 December 2013 – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has sharply increased support for projects promoting sustainable, inclusive, and environmentally sound growth in Asia and the Pacific, says a new report. “Strategy 2020, our long-term strategic framework, recognizes the essential role that environmental sustainability plays in poverty reduction and inclusive growth, and the ADB sustainability report for 2011 and 2012 shows we are making headway on many fronts,”... »
Antalya, Turkey, December 14, 2013 – The groundbreaking Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) today agreed to develop a set of assessments on pollination and food production, land degradation and invasive species aimed at providing policymakers with the tools to tackle pressing environmental challenges. Around 400 delegates from over 100 governments, scientific organizations, civil society and the private sector, attended the second meeting of the Platform in Antalya,... »
The severe cyclonic storm ‘Madi’ over Bay of Bengal has weakened into a cyclonic storm and is likely to weaken further, an official said here on Wednesday. The cyclonic storm “MADI” over Westcentral Bay and adjoining Southwest Bay moved southwestwards, weakened into a deep depression over the same area and was centred at 11,0600 UTC within half a degree lat 14.0°North and long 84.0 East. It is likely to weaken... »
DHAKA, Dec 09, 2013 (BSS) – The very severe cyclonic storm ‘Madi’ over Southwest Bay and adjoining West Central Bay moved slightly northwards and now lies over West central Bay and adjoining Southwest Bay. It was centred at 6 am today about 1245 kms Southwest of Chittagong port, 1185 kms Southwest of Cox’s Bazar port and 1110 kms South-Southwest of Mongla port, said a Met office bulletin. It is likely... »
JOHANNESBURG/ WASHINGTON (December 3, 2013)—New research presents solutions to meet the world’s growing food needs, while advancing economic development and environmental sustainability. The analysis finds that the world will need 70 percent more food, as measured by calories, in order to feed a global population of 9.6 billion people in 2050. It is possible to close the food gap, while creating a more productive and healthy environment through improvements in... »
Dhaka, 30th November 2013: Today 8 climate focused civil society networks in a press conference urge the government to work out the future climate action plan with own resource and capacity as the latest CoP-19 outcome has seriously undermined the interest of LDC and CVC (Climate Victim Countries) in facing climate changed present and future negative impact. The press conference titled “CoP-19 outcome: Interest of climate victim countries are really... »
(Warsaw, 23 November 2013) The UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw ended on Saturday, keeping governments on a track towards a universal climate agreement in 2015 and including significant new decisions that will cut emissions from deforestation and on loss and damage. “Warsaw has set a pathway for governments to work on a draft text of a new universal climate agreement so it appears on the table at the next... »