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Dhaka Saturday,  Feb 16, 2019


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... »
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.... »
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... »
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... »
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... »
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... »
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... »