US generates more electricity from renewables than coal for first time ever Climate change may cut Kazakh grain harvest by 37 percent by 2030 Belize to protect critical wildlife corridor that’s home to jaguars and more Beyond Polar Bears: Biodiversity Loss Threatens Life in the Arctic Can coffee cause cancer? Bangladesh receives FAO support to fight Fall Armyworm Rare ‘Batagur Baska’ hatched in Sundarban’s Karamjal WHO’s recognition of Chinese medicines threatens Indian wildlife ‘Bangabandhu Nodi Padak’ to be awarded for saving rivers Canada and Oregon have banned single-use plastics. Here’s how you can too
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US generates more electricity from renewables than coal for first time ever

The US generated more electricity from renewable sources than coal for the first time ever in April, new federal government data has shown. Clean energy such as solar and wind provided 23% of US electricity generation during the month, compared with coal’s 20%, according to the Energy Information Administration. This represents the first time coal has […]

Climate change may cut Kazakh grain harvest by 37 percent by 2030

The phenomenon presents enormous challenges for development, including its impact on agricultural supply chains.  Sixty-six percent of Kazakh land is vulnerable to drought. The numbers can be critical for the country, the world’s ninth largest by landmass and second largest in arable land per inhabitant, where cultivated land occupies an estimated 81 percent of the total area. World Bank […]

Belize to protect critical wildlife corridor that’s home to jaguars and more

In a boost to jaguars and other iconic wildlife of Central America, the government of Belize has approved a proposal to protect the Maya Forest Corridor, a key stretch of jungle that could help create the largest contiguous block of forest in Central America. About 20 kilometers (12 miles) long and 7 kilometers (4 miles) wide, the […]

Beyond Polar Bears: Biodiversity Loss Threatens Life in the Arctic

In late April, the Seventh Session of the Intergovernmental Panel for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) met in Paris, France. The goal for the 132 member governments and contributing institutions was to summarise the magnitude of ecological destruction on the planet and map the way forward. Their Global Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services found that only four of […]

Can coffee cause cancer?

Coffee is a hugely popular drink, but many people are concerned that it may cause cancer. Others claim that drinking coffee offers health benefits and may even prevent cancer. So, what does the evidence say? Cancer is a complex disease, and it is not always easy to determine its cause. Researchers have investigated many different […]

Bangladesh receives FAO support to fight Fall Armyworm

USDA warns against spread of the plant-eating caterpillar in China, the pest also spotted in many other countries in Asia Within five months of the detection of a plant-eating pest in Bangladesh, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN FAO) has come up with an emergency project to contain possible spread of […]

Rare ‘Batagur Baska’ hatched in Sundarban’s Karamjal

Wildlife conservation efforts always involve immense patience and resilience and takes a long time to show any tangible progress. On the morning of May 16, conservationist and forest department officials at the wildlife breeding centre in Karamjal of East Sundarbans woke up to see some of the conservation efforts producing results. On March 11, critically endangered […]

WHO’s recognition of Chinese medicines threatens Indian wildlife

While fans and satisfied patients cheered last month when traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) won World Health Organization approval for treatment of 400 illnesses, the move could pose a significant threat to endangered species globally. Environmentalists and conservationists have decried the action as they believe that several wildlife species are particularly at risk in India. TCM includes […]

‘Bangabandhu Nodi Padak’ to be awarded for saving rivers

Any person, organization or institution can be considered for this award Bangladesh will award the "Bangabandhu Nodi Padak" to encourage people and organizations to come forward to save the country's rivers. The Shipping Ministry has formulated a draft of the award policy. Any person, organization or institution can be considered for this award for visible […]

Canada and Oregon have banned single-use plastics. Here’s how you can too

Eliminating single-use plastic is easier said than done. Plastic is creating problems all over the world. It's in our oceans much more than we thought, and there are even islands in both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans created from the amount of plastics we throw away. Governments, like the European Parliament and Canada, have moved to ban single-use plastics or restrict plastic […]

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