Most skin whiteners in Bangladesh market contain dangerously high levels of mercury: Study Renewable energy could cut electricity rates by 30% — report Egan: After $700,000 spent on dream home, wetlands freeze leaves them high and dry International Vulture Awareness Day: Is government’s initiative enough to save vultures? Malta farming sees success in Jashore The Best Photos From This Year’s Comedy Wildlife Awards 5 ways we need to adapt to climate change — or pay the price Maharashtra to connect 350 locations into an Eco-tourism circuit Students chowing down tuna in dining halls are unaware of mercury exposure risks
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National workshop on harmful effects of mercury added products on health and environment on 12 September, 2019. Jointly organized by: Department of Environment (Doe) & Environment and Social Development Organization-ESDO at National Press Club

Most skin whiteners in Bangladesh market contain dangerously high levels of mercury: Study

Most of the skin whitening creams available in Bangladesh market contains higher levels of mercury than the permissible level, says a new study. The use of these creams may cause several skin problems as well as complications of the kidneys and nervous system, researchers have found. The worrying scenario was highlighted at a workshop on […]

Renewable energy could cut electricity rates by 30% — report

HEAVY RELIANCE on imported fossil fuels, high financing costs and uncompetitive market structures have contributed to make electricity prices in the Philippines among the highest in Southeast Asia, according to a report of a global research institute. “If renewables enter the market, they have the potential to cut wholesale power prices by 30% and could […]

Egan: After $700,000 spent on dream home, wetlands freeze leaves them high and dry

In 2017, they built their dream home, on a seemingly ideal country lot — 3.6 acres ringed by trees, with a pond and wetland at the rear, where the deer and the waterfowl played. They moved into the 2,000 sq.-ft. home on the outskirts of Carp, off Richardson Side Road, on Aug. 31 that year. […]

International Vulture Awareness Day: Is government’s initiative enough to save vultures?

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the most endangered species in the world, not just in Bangladesh, is the vulture The balance of wildlife, and biodiversity is being destroyed almost everywhere on earth due to man-made alterations. Although Bangladesh was once rich in biodiversity, it is now almost at the bottom. In […]

Malta farming sees success in Jashore

Delicious fruit malta sees successful cultivation in Keshobpur upazila of Jashore. Four years ago, Abdus Selim of Pathra village under Keshobpur upazila decided to grow organic malta on his land after learning that fruits grown with chemical fertilizers pose threat to human health. “I planted 200 plants of Bari-1 variety of malta on my two […]

The Best Photos From This Year’s Comedy Wildlife Awards

The competition's results will be revealed on November 13, with the winner getting a one-week safari in Kenya's Masai Mara. The contest, aimed at highlighting the importance of conservation, is run in conjunction with global wildlife charity Born Free Foundation. The world has seen an astonishing 60 percent decline in the size of populations of mammals, birds, […]

5 ways we need to adapt to climate change — or pay the price

To avoid the worst consequences of global warming, report after report has stressed the importance of cutting emissions. But with unusually intense weather events wreaking havoc all over the world — from Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamasto heat waves in Europe — new findings suggest that the world needs to devote an equally urgent effort to adapt to the changes that are […]

Maharashtra to connect 350 locations into an Eco-tourism circuit

Maharashtra Minister of Finance, Planning and Forests, Sudhir Mungantiwar said that during the first phase, around 43 destinations under the grid will be taken up, whereas the remaining ones will be developed in the second and third phase. The state government has set aside INR 351 crore for the purpose of developing this circuit. The minister said […]

Students chowing down tuna in dining halls are unaware of mercury exposure risks

Some students are helping themselves to servings of tuna well beyond the amounts recommended to avoid consuming too much mercury. Researchers surveyed students on their tuna consumption habits and knowledge of mercury exposure risks, and also measured the mercury levels in hair samples. Hair mercury levels were closely correlated with how much tuna the students […]

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