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Dhaka Friday,  Aug 17, 2018


Skywatchers are preparing for the latest “supermoon” as Earth’s satellite makes its closest approach since 1948. The UK’s best chance to see it will be on Monday evening, although the Moon will be at its closest – only 221,524 miles (356,509km)away – at 11:21 GMT. To observers, it will appear about 7% larger than normal and about 15% brighter – although the human eye is barely able to discern that... »
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to leave Dhaka for Marrakech of Morocco on a three-day official visit on Monday to attend two high-level segment of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22). Foreign Ministry officials said a VVIP flight (BG1019) of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the premier and her entourage members will depart Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport for Marrakech, a former imperial city in western Morocco, at 10am. The... »
Bangladeshi NGO Tahzingdong has won the Energy Globe Award in Earth category at COP22 this year for its community-based forest conservation project in Rowangchhari, Bandarban The award was declared on Thursday at COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco. The two other finalists for the award are the Inga Foundation of Honduras for its project named “Land for Life” and AMSED of Morocco for its project named “Waste water treatment for agricultural use... »
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... »
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... »
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... »