How to stop discarded face masks from polluting the planet How plastics contribute to climate change Unplanned industrialisation killing the Sutang river ‘Covid-19 medical waste disposal neglected’ Urgent need for plastic waste management policy and EPR পরিবারের পুষ্টি চাহিদা মেটায় খোরশেদের ছাদবাগান Tips to turn your kids into avid readers 10 Ways to Be an Eco-Conscious Tourist The urgency of efficient utilisation of renewable energy Are Floating Gardens a Sustainable Solution to Climate Change?
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How plastics contribute to climate change

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Dhaka,15 April, 2021: In 2015, Texas A&M graduate student Christine Figgener recorded a video of her colleagues removing a straw lodged in a turtle’s nostril. The video went viral, inspiring people to take action. Since then, “skip the straw, save a turtle” has become a slogan for people determined to decrease their plastics use. But critics say […]

Unplanned industrialisation killing the Sutang river

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Dhaka, 13 April, 2021: The rivers of Bangladesh are so crucial to its existence that they have been recognised as "living entities" or "legal persons" with their own set of rights by the High Court, and the National River Conservation Commission (NRCC) has been appointed as the legal guardian of all rivers in the country. […]

‘Covid-19 medical waste disposal neglected’

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Dhaka, 12 April, 2021: Around 93.4% of the Covid-19 related medical waste is not managed properly, says a recent study Although a year has passed since the pandemic unfolded in Bangladesh, the management of highly hazardous Covid-19 waste has not improved as the authorities remain reluctant to develop an effective mechanism. Experts warn that the amount […]

The urgency of efficient utilisation of renewable energy

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Dhaka, 8 April, 2021: In Bangladesh, the renewable energy scenario has been a bit stagnant as the proportionate growth on renewable energy could not be seen in the last couple of years. It contributes 3.10 per cent to the national energy power mix, according to the Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Agency of Bangladesh (SREDA). For […]

Are Floating Gardens a Sustainable Solution to Climate Change?

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Dhaka, 7 April 2021: For nearly 400 years, farmers in the southern floodplains of Bangladesh have relied on floating gardens to grow vegetables. Using a method of cultivation called dhap, or known locally as baira, farmers build these soil-free gardens with water hyacinth, an invasive aquatic weed prevalent in parts of Bangladesh, and plant vegetable seedlings […]

World Health Day 2021: Together we can reach a fairer and healthier world

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Dhaka, 7 April 2021: World Health Day will be commemorated globally, under the theme “Together for a fairer, healthier world”. On this occasion, the World Health Organization (WHO) calls for urgent action to eliminate health inequities and mobilize action to attain better health for all and leave no one behind. Inequities have always existed. Despite […]

World Forestry Day: Emphasizing the need to conserve, protect and expand forests

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Dhaka, 6 April, 2021: March 21 was proclaimed as the International Day of Forests to celebrate and raise awareness for all types of forests. On this day, countries around the world are encouraged to indulge in local, national, and international activities that promote plantation campaigns. When you come to think of it, it’s our frivolous approach […]

The era of urban farming

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Dhaka, 6 April, 2021: Mujibor Rahman (not his real name), an expatriate living in the Middle East for the last 15 years, returned to his home-country in May last year due to the economic fallout in the country of his employmentand the subsequent termination of his job. Rahman, already in his late 50s, worked as […]

Developing profitable rice production for food security

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Dhaka, 4 April 2021: Despite achievements in the nutrition sector, the country is still facing many forms of malnutrition. Can producing a variety of rice ensure food security for Bangladesh? Diving into the issue, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) presented their research with their new upcoming rice varieties at the Gobeshona Global Conference under the […]

24 Animals That Are Going Extinct, and Why It’s Happening

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Dhaka, 3 April 2021: In 2019, the United Nations released a report by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), warning of an “unprecedented” and “dangerous” decline of nature as extinction rates skyrocketed for species around the world. In its report compiling information from 145 experts in 50 countries, IPBES warns, “The average abundance […]

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