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Thieves snatch more than 100 baby giant tortoises from Galapagos Islands

Thieves have stolen 123 baby giant tortoises from a breeding facility in the Galapagos Islands, where they are revered as a lumbering symbol of the region's unique biodiversity and a reminder of how Charles Darwin conceived his theory of natural selection. "They were all taken at once, 123 in all. It was a robbery," Washington […]

Three companies responsible for two-thirds of single-use plastics

The 97.5kg non-recyclable plastic waste sample was collected from a one-kilometer area of Dhanmondi Lake, in two hours Three leading companies produce two–thirds of Bangladesh’s total single-use non-recyclable plastics, leading pollution and posing serious consequences to the environment. Among the national and multinational companies, PRAN Food Limited, Abdul Monem Limited, and Bombay Sweets Company Limited […]

Huge rise in US plastic waste shipments to poor countries following China ban

Exports of plastic waste from the US to developing countries have surged following China’s crackdown on foreign waste imports, new research has shown. Nearly half of plastic waste exported from the US for recycling in the first six months of 2018 was shipped to Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam, according to analysis of US census bureau […]

134,010 maunds of fuelwood burned in CHT tobacco kilns, yearly

New DoE report also finds 25-30% of all the industry’s fuelwood is used by these kilns A staggering 134,010 maunds of fuelwood is burned every year in the tobacco kilns of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT)—to process tobacco leaves. This poses a serious threat to the environment. The shocking information has been revealed in a […]

Why Sulawesi’s tsunami is puzzling scientists

Friday's catastrophic tsunami event on Sulawesi Island is a puzzle. As the emergency response gathers pace, scientists are scratching their heads to understand why it generated such big waves. The magnitude 7.5 quake was certainly large – one of the biggest recorded anywhere on the globe this year. But it was what geophysicists call a […]

Disposable nappies: What’s their environmental cost?

Disposable nappies have been in the firing line at the Conservative Party conference, as Environment Secretary Michael Gove hinted at a future ban. He later clarified his comments to say that nappies wouldn't be banned but suggested they could be part of plans to "tackle waste better". So what is the environmental cost of single-use […]

Tawny owl decline: Public urged to record ‘twit-twoos’

Bird lovers are being urged to give up 20 minutes every week to listen out for the "twit-twoo" call of the Tawny owl, amid concerns over its numbers. The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) is asking people to listen for the distinctive hoot from their garden, a local park or woodland, once every week for […]

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পরিবেশ সুরক্ষার জন্য গাছপালার ভূমিকা অনস্বীকার্য। প্রচণ্ড গরমে মানুষের জীবন অতিষ্ঠ হয়ে উঠেছে। বিশেষ করে গ্রামাঞ্চলের তুলনায় শহরের তাপমাত্রা বেশি। ঢাকা শহরের প্রায় ৬০ শতাংশ পরিমাণ জায়গা দখল করে আছে ফাঁকা ছাদ, এসব ছাদে সুষ্ঠুভাবে বাগান করা হলে তাপমাত্রা অনেকাংশেই কমানো সম্ভব। শহর অঞ্চলে গাছপালা কম থাকায় অক্সিজেনের উৎপাদন কম, যার ফলে কার্বন ডাই অক্সাইডের […]

The Amazon on the Brink

The Trump administration is not the only government that has been busy slashing funds for environmental protection. Brazil has been doing the same. While Mr. Trump makes no bones about his desire to roll back environmental laws, Brazil’s president, Michel Temer, a signatory of the Paris climate agreement, has sent mixed signals. To his credit, […]

The speed of #MeToo gives me hope – we can still stop climate change

After smoking and drink-driving, could climate change provide the next big behaviour-change challenge? The latest science tells us that nothing short of rapid, transformative change in our infrastructure and behaviour can prevent the loss of the climate we depend on – yet the message is only now being officially endorsed at the highest scientific level, […]

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