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Dhaka Saturday,  Oct 20, 2018

Environment

Soumya Dutta, an energy expert and green activist of India warned saying that, the Rampal Power Plant would have a long-term disastrous impact on the adjacent Sundarbans and local inhabitants. Soumya Dutta addressed in a roundtable organised by ‘All for Sunderbans’, a civil society platform, in the capital’s Mahakhali area on today and said that, the under construction coal-fired power plant of Rampal would only harm the nature of adjacent... »
The Bangladesh government and the World Bank have signed a $113 million agreement to modernise weather forecasting and early warning systems. The project includes the development of a community-level early warning system for flash floods, thunderstorms and droughts in the Netrakona, Sunamganj, Rajshahi and Naogaon districts that will affect more than 1 million people. The project will also develop information kiosks in 487 Upazilas and display boards at 4,051 Unions... »
The world’s weather is changing more rapidly than expected because of the temperature all over the world, which is rising day by day. Cold is not felt that much in the winters nowadays, the storm comes before the rainy season. As a whole, the complexion of the seasonal variety in Bangladesh is also changing. In fact, at present, it is difficult to experience the beauty of autumn, late autumn and... »
The World Water Day-2017 is being observed in the country and elsewhere across the globe today in a befitting manner with the theme “Wastewater”. The United Nations General Assembly designated March 22 as the World Water Day since 1993, following a resolution taken in Rio, Brazil, in 1992 when demands were made to designate a special day for water resources. Focusing attention to the importance of freshwater and advocating for... »
Today is 21st of March, Countries around the world including Bangladesh are observing this day as the International Day of Forests. In countries like Bangladesh, social forestation would be a source of income for the marginal and poor people, said the forest conservators and government officials. The Government is observing the day with a motto saying, “Forests are the home of energy sources of nature”- let’s conserve our forest and... »

Four-day conf on renewable energy kicks off at DU

Tawfiq-E-Elahi Urges Young Gen For Dev Greener Bangladesh

Prime Minister’s Advisor on Energy affairs Tawfiq-E-Elahi Chowdhury on Wednesday urged young generation to enroll themselves in green activities for developing a greener Bangladesh. “As we know the energy resources are limited under the surface. We should move to use the alternative or renewable energy that will help us to develop a sustainable environment. The guardians and educational institutes should be inspired the young generation about the renewable energy as... »
Environmentalists from Bangladesh demanded to decommission and demolish the infamous Farakka and Gajoldoba barrage and at the same time ensuring fair water share in the trans-boundary Ganges and Teesta rivers. The demands were made at a press conference jointly organised by Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (Bapa) and Jatiya Nodi Rokkhya Andolon in the wake of International Day of Action for Rivers, 2017 at the city’s Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) on today.... »
Extreme air pollution in some cities in the country has been creating serious health hazard to people. Air becomes extremely unhealthy in some cities since the winter as the presence of pollutant particles in its air even on a normal day is 4-8 times higher than the safe limit. Air pollution is a major threat to human health worldwide and toxic air pollutants are linked to high risk of stroke,... »

National Disaster Preparedness Day

Climate Change May Worsen This Years’ Weather

2017 may bring us a lot disaster; disasters like excessive rain, drought, flood, river erosion and cyclone may strike the country more frequently in this year. The climate of this planet is changing more rapidly than expected so is the weather, causing much suffering to countries like Bangladesh for their geographic location. Now, summer is approaching here in Bangladesh. But the experience of the very last summer to the countrymen... »
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... »