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Dhaka Sunday,  Oct 22, 2017


weather The deep depression over the northeast bay has been weakened as it started crossing Chittagong coast, said the Met office. In a bulletin till published on Sunday, the depression is likely to move in a north-northeasterly direction further and may complete crossing the coast during next three to four hours and weaken gradually by giving precipitation. Under the influence of depression south-eastern part of Bangladesh is experiencing gusty winds with... »
TIB - energy bangla Executive director of the Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) Dr Iftekharuzzaman on Friday urged the government not to take any loan from international agencies to cope with climate change impacts. “The World Bank has announced that it’ll provide US$ 2 billion credit to Bangladesh to address climate change impacts. But, we don’t want credit. We want compensation,” he told a press conference at Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU). The TIB chief said... »
minister environment manju Environment and Forest Minister Anwar Hossain Manju today urged all the stakeholders of the upcoming climate change conference to play a pivotal role for attaining maximum benefit on behalf of the countries like Bangladesh. “Climate change is not a problem of north-south or regional. So, all the stakeholders would have to fix a strategy for achieving maximum benefit on behalf of Bangladesh from the upcoming ‘Conference of the Parties’ or... »
tiger The Sundarbans in Bangladesh is part of the world’s largest mangrove forests, home to the famous Bengal Tiger and a hotspot for dolphins, turtles, and birds. Millions of people depend on this labyrinth of tidal rivers for food, homes, and flood protection. The Sundarbans were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997, and will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year. In March 2016, the World Heritage Centre and... »
earthquake An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale hit different parts of the country and India, Myanmar and Thailand Wednesday afternoon. The earthquake was felt at 4:37pm in Dhaka. There were no immediate reports of casualties. The epicenter of the quake was 25 km west of Chauk in Myanmar, which is around 500 km away from Dhaka. The quake struck at the depth of 84.1 km, according to United States... »
ENVIRONMENT minister Environment and Forests Minister Anwar Hossain Manju today said the Climate Change Trust Fund (CCTF) under the ministry has taken 13 projects of Taka 124 crore 81 lakh for afforestation to face the climate change challenges. He said this while replying to a starred question from treasury bench member Hajera Khatun in the Jatiya Sangsad. The minister said the work on eight projects has been completed and the five others... »
Syeda Rizwana Hasan Bangladesh, after much controversy, has finally signed at the EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) Contract on installing the coal-fired Power Plant of Rampal. According to Syeda Rizwana Hasan, executive director of the Bangladesh Environment Lawyers Association (BELA), the signing of the contract for the power plant would be suicidal. The government is moving fast forward with this project despite the protests from national and international Environmentalists claiming that the Power... »
lightning Thunderstorm lightningAt least 79 people have been killed by lightning strikes in the Indian states of Bihar, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh, officials say. Fifty three people died in Bihar. Ten people were killed in the eastern state of Jharkhand, and at least 16 died in Madhya Pradesh. Most of the people who died were working on farms during torrential rains on Tuesday, reports said. Lightning strikes are common in India... »
environment day The 2016 World Environment Day is being observed in Bangladesh today along with the rest of the world with a focus on saving wildlife from illegal trafficking. This year’s theme for the day is “Go wild for life: Zero tolerance for the illegal wildlife trade.” The Department of Environment has organised a round table discussion on the issue in observance of the day. The discussion will take place at CIRDAP... »
air polution As global air quality declines, threatening to add to the seven million people air pollution kills each year, increased action in some air quality areas points to political will to tackle this “global public health emergency”, according to reports released today at the second United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2). According to the World Health Organization (WHO), global urban air pollution levels increased by 8 per cent between 2008 and 2013. ... »