Climate change may destroy Sundarbans’ tigers in 50 years: Study Draft clean air act presented for immediate approval Environment minister: Brick kilns responsible for 58% air pollution in Dhaka Elephants face ‘time bomb’ in Bangladesh Plastic pollution: One town smothered by 17,000 tonnes of rubbish Toxic black snow covers Siberian coalmining region Homemaker to trendsetter Social behavior of western lowland gorillas ‘It is our future’: children call time on climate inaction in UK With 86% Drop, California’s Monarch Butterfly Population Hits Record Low
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Climate change may destroy Sundarbans’ tigers in 50 years: Study

A new study has warned that the Sundarbans' famed 'Royal Bengal Tigers' could be gone within 50 years, especially from the Bangladesh part, because of climate change. The study titled 'Combined effects of climate change and sea-level rise project dramatic habitat loss of the globally endangered Bengal tiger in the Bangladesh Sundarbans', carried out by […]

Elephants face ‘time bomb’ in Bangladesh

Standing atop an elephant watch-tower on the outskirts of the sprawling Rohingya refugee settlement in Cox's Bazar, Nur Islam takes great pride in keeping his people safe. Dressed in a uniform of blue T-shirt, navy trousers and a neon yellow vest, Islam is one of 570 Rohingya on the Elephant Response Team, known locally as […]

Homemaker to trendsetter

Once a homemaker, Rina Begum is now revered as an agricultural trendsetter in her village Mamudpur in Tangail. The 48-year-old has been into organic farming for over a decade. Rina is fondly known as “the model farmer” in her locality. Through hard work and dedication, she has been leading “poison-free” agriculture in the area. She […]

Social behavior of western lowland gorillas

A new study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences reveals one of the enigmas related to the social behaviour of the western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) in the heart of the African equatorial rainforest. These primates show a dynamic social structure -individuals change frequently between families- with a high degree […]

‘It is our future’: children call time on climate inaction in UK

Some wore school uniform, with ties askew in St Trinian’s fashion, others donned face paint, sparkly jackets and DM boots. The youngest clutched a parent’s hand as people gathered in the sunshine in Parliament Square in London, a few metres from the politicians they say are letting down a generation. They carried homemade placards, with […]

With 86% Drop, California’s Monarch Butterfly Population Hits Record Low

They arrive in California each winter, an undulating ribbon of orange and black. There, migrating western monarch butterflies nestle among the state’s coastal forests, traveling from as far away as Idaho and Utah only to return home in the spring. This year, though, the monarchs’ flight seems more perilous than ever. The Xerces Society for […]

Termites mitigate effects of drought in tropical rainforests

Termites are commonly regarded as one of the most destructive insect pests, but in fact only 4% of the 3,000 termite species known globally are pests. Its unknown side was recently revealed by a major new study published in the journal Science — the collaborative research co-led by Dr Louise Ashton of the University of Hong Kong, […]

Hindu Kush Himalayan region contains 27% less ice than estimated: study

The Himalayas are often called the water towers of Asia because of the vast amount of water locked in the form of ice in thousands of glaciers there. But concerns relating to climate change have often put a question mark on future water availability from these glaciers. Now, a new study on ice thickness of […]

Climate change tipping point could be coming sooner than we think

Global carbon emissions reached a record high in 2018, rising by an estimated 3.4 percent in the U.S. alone. This trend is making scientists, government officials, and industry leaders more anxious than ever about the future of our planet. As United Nations Secretary General António Guterres said at the opening of the 24th annual U.N. […]

How To Really Keep Bangladesh Mosquitos From Feasting On You… (It’s Genius!)

Are you afraid of sharks, snakes or spiders? Most of us are. But there is another creature that is far more dangerous than all of those combined, and most of us don't even know it… Did you know mosquitos have killed many more humans than all wars in history? Mosquitos are by a mile the most dangerous creatures on […]

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