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Deadliest year for dengue fever in Bangladesh as cases explode in Dhaka

Dengue season usually begins with June’s monsoon rains in Dhaka. An unavoidable fact of life, it proves deadly to a handful of unfortunate victims but by September it has mostly disappeared from the Bangladeshi capital. But this year the disease has seen more than a tripling of numbers of recorded cases in the city – […]

Treasure from trash: E-waste recycling in Bangladesh

Extracting valuable elements contained in electronic waste, mostly known as e-waste, such as copper and gold, can be a good source of income in developing or newly industrialized countries, and Bangladesh is certainly no exception in this regard. E-waste can be defined as reuse or recycling of scrapped electrical or electronic devices. Azizu Recycling & […]

Tigers dwindling: just six sub-species remain

Six different sub-species of tigers exist today, scientists confirmed yesterday, amid hopes the findings will boost efforts to save the fewer than 4,000 free-range big cats that remain in the world. The six include the Bengal tiger, Amur tiger, South China tiger, Sumatran tiger, Indochinese tiger and Malayan tiger, said the report in the journal […]

Sea level rise to cause migrating 2 lakh people in Bangladesh

Increased soil salinity due to climate change-induced rises in sea-levels is likely to force nearly 2 lakh coastal residents to migrate to inland areas within Bangladesh to find alternate livelihoods, according to a study. Researchers at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Ohio State University conducted the study, “Coastal Climate Change, Soil […]

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 […]

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 […]

সড়কে চলে ময়লা বাছাইয়ের কাজ

একটু পরপর পরিচ্ছন্নতাকর্মীরা ভ্যানে করে ময়লা এনে ফেলছেন সড়কের ওপর। কয়েকজন সেসব ময়লা বাছাই করে প্যাকেট করছেন। প্যাকেট করা শেষে তা রাখা হচ্ছে ফুটপাতে। মূল সড়কে চলা এসব কর্মকাণ্ডের কারণে সেখানে লেগে যাচ্ছে যানজট। গত বুধবার গ্রিনরোডে দেখা গেছে এ দৃশ্য। সড়কের ঠিক উল্টো পাশে গ্রিন লাইফ মেডিকেল কলেজ হাসপাতাল। হাসপাতাল কর্তৃপক্ষ বলেছে, ভাগাড় সরানোর […]

নগর ভবন প্রাঙ্গণেই আবর্জনা

একযোগে ৭ হাজারের বেশি মানুষের অংশগ্রহণে আয়োজিত পরিচ্ছন্নতা অভিযানের জন্য গিনেস ওয়ার্ল্ড রেকর্ডসের স্বীকৃতি পেয়েছে ঢাকা দক্ষিণ সিটি করপোরেশন (ডিএসসিসি)। নগর ভবনের সামনে সাড়ম্বরে এই স্বীকৃতিপ্রাপ্তি উদ্‌যাপনের খবর এখনো টাটকা। অথচ এই নগর ভবনের প্রাঙ্গণেই আবর্জনার স্তূপ, ঘোড়ার আস্তাবল—সব মিলিয়ে চিরচেনা আবর্জনাময় রাজধানীর প্রতিচ্ছবি। সেখানে কোনো পরিবর্তন নেই। গতকাল বুধবার সিদ্দিক বাজার থেকে নগর ভবনে […]

Sundari disappearing fast in Sundarbans for salinity, diseases

Sundari tree, one of the most extensively found mangrove species in the Sundarbans, are disappearing for various diseases, including 'top-dying disease' which has killed 15 percent trees since the 80s. In the last 30 years, 1.44 million cubic meter Sundari trees worth Tk 2,000 crore have been destroyed after being affected by 'top-dying disease', said […]

Dhaincha as green manure

Farmers in Sonarai village in Domar upazila are gradually adopting an environment-friendly procedure to enrich their farmland for a better yield of crops by growing dhaincha, a green bushy plant. Thanks to the officials of Bangladesh Agriculture Development Corporation (BADC) for motivating farmers to leave excessive dependence on chemical fertilisers as their regular use reduces […]

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