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Dhaka Wednesday,  Apr 25, 2018


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... »
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... »
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 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... »
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... »
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... »
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... »
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. ... »
Cyclone Roanu hit the Bangladesh coast on Saturday affecting life in different parts of the country. Photo: Prothom AloCyclone Roanu battered the coast of southern Bangladesh on Saturday, forcing half a million people to flee their homes and leaving 20 people dead in floods and rain-triggered landslides. The cyclone damaged hundreds of mud-and-tin houses in two impoverished southern districts, with many low-lying villages inundated by a storm surge that swelled... »
Ten people were killed and many injured as the cyclonic storm ‘Roanu’ struck Chittagong region today, officials said. The storm crossed the coastlines on Chittagong after making a landfall in the region, leaving a trail of devastation across the district. Of the dead, seven were reported from Banskhali upazila alone. The deaths were mostly caused by drowning and landslides. Several hundred houses, business establishments and shops were damaged while many... »