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Dhaka Friday,  Aug 17, 2018

Environment

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 The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre has withdrawn a tsunami warning for parts of the Pacific located 300 kilometres from the epicentre.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... »
A medium intensity earthquake has been felt across Bangladesh. US Geological Survey says it measured 5.5 on the Richter scale. The epicentre was at Tripura’s Ambassa, 170 kilometres northeast of Dhaka and originated at a depth of 36 kilometres. The jolt was felt at 3:09pm. The tremor lasted for about four to five seconds. There was panic as buildings began to shake. Many had evacuated and were seen outside in... »
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved €458 million ($499.6 million) for a financing platform to support green and pollution-reduction projects in the greater Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (BTH) region, which faces the worst air pollution in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). This follows a first loan of $300 million approved last year for regulatory reform in Hebei Province. “Poor air quality is a serious health risk and economic burden in a... »
President Abdul Hamid today underscored the need for concerted efforts from the global community in mitigating and combating the impacts of climate change. “Climate change is a global phenomenon. A single country or a region would not be able to address this burning issue. Therefore, it needs concerted and united efforts from global community to mitigate and combat the impacts of climate change,” he said. The President was addressing the... »
A ‘Judicial Conference on Environment and Climate Change’ will be held in Dhaka on November 25 and 26. The chief justices of five countries of south Asia are expected to attend the conference, according to the sources. Bangladesh Supreme Court and Asian Development Bank (ADB) are the organizer of this conference. The conference will be hosted at Hotel Radisson in Dhaka. President Abdul Hamid will inaugurate the conference, sources informed.... »
Hurricane Otto was forecast to strengthen in the Caribbean as it churned toward Central America Tuesday, causing three deaths in Panama and prompting coastal evacuations in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Otto became the seventh hurricane of the 2016 Atlantic season. The hurricane, which is packing maximum sustained winds of 75 miles (120 kilometers) per hour, is expected to pick up strength and speed as it moves westward, approaching Costa Rica... »
Bangladesh will get $20 million for reducing the risks of damages caused by natural disasters and climate change. The United Nations (UN), the European Union (EU) and Sweden joined hands together to provide the fund to address the country’s key climate change priorities set out in the Seventh Five Year Plan. The fund will be provided under the project titled Local Government Initiative on Climate Change (LoGIC), launched today in... »
A powerful earthquake rocked northern Japan on Tuesday, briefly disrupting cooling functions at a nuclear plant and generating a tsunami that hit the same region devastated by a massive quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in 2011. The earthquake, which was felt in Tokyo, had a magnitude of 7.4, the Japan Meteorological Service said, and was centred off the coast of Fukushima prefecture at a depth of about 10 km (6... »
An earthquake measuring 6.3 in magnitude has hit New Zealand’s South Island, hours after at least two people were killed by an initial quake. The new tremor struck about 13:45pm local time (00:45 GMT) at a depth of 10km (6 miles), northeast of Christchurch. A 7.5-magnitude quake, with the same depth, had hit the same area just after midnight, triggering tsunami warnings. Authorities are rescuing and evacuating residents along the... »