Rain across fire-ravaged Victoria will be ‘good and bad’ প্লাস্টিক দূষণ: বাংলাদেশে হু হু করে বাড়ছে সিঙ্গেল ইউজ প্লাস্টিকের ব্যবহার, দূষণের শীর্ষে তরুণ-যুবকে 2020 Gardening Trends: Sustainability is The Key Smith, Greenstein Bill Banning Single-Use Plastics Passes Senate Air Quality Index: Dhaka ranks 2nd worst Why Is Air Pollution So Harmful? DNA May Hold the Answer আবার দূষণের শীর্ষে ঢাকার বায়ু Common Environmental Chemical Disrupts Meiosis to Cause Reproductive Toxicity Plastic packaging ban ‘could harm environment The Impact of Air Pollution on Mental Health
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Rain across fire-ravaged Victoria will be ‘good and bad’

A blaze burning out of control on French Island in southern Victoria that yesterday triggered an emergency warning is no longer threatening communities. An emergency warning – the highest alert level – was issued about 4:30pm for the fire at the island's Ridge Track, before being downgraded to advice level about six hours later. The […]

Air Quality Index: Dhaka ranks 2nd worst

Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka ranked second worst in Air Quality Index (AQI) on Tuesday morning, reports UNB. It had an AQI score of 287 around 8:34am. The air was classified as ‘very unhealthy’. Mongolia’s Ulaanbaatar and China’s Shanghai occupied the first and third positions in the list of cities with worst air with scores of 318 […]

Australian hillside on fire ‘looks like it’s covered in lava’

Terrifying photographs show an Australian hillside almost entirely in flames. The eerie glow taken at twilight ‘looked like lava’, as the fires dotted the landscape close to a town in rural Victoria. Melissa Ericksen posted the picture on Facebook, saying: ‘Balmattum Hill is really glowing tonight, however not as much as all of our incredible […]

Dhaka ranks fourth in poor air quality

Bangladesh’s capital city ranked the fourth worst in Air Quality Index (AQI) on Tuesday morning, reports UNB. Dhaka had a score of 220 at 9:36am, which means the air quality was ‘very unhealthy’. Afganistan’s Kabul, Bulgaria’s Sofia, India’s Kolkata reportedly occupied the first three slots with scores of 291, 251 and 250 respectively. When the […]

Climate Change Poses Threats to Children’s Health Worldwide

The health effects of climate change will be unevenly distributed and children will be among those especially harmed, according to a new report from the medical journal The Lancet. The report compared human health consequences under two scenarios: one in which the world meets the commitments laid out in the Paris Agreement and reins in emissions so that increases […]

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 […]

Rohingya refugee crisis through the lens of climate change

One of the depressing aspects of the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh is that we understand the problem and know the solution, but it is difficult to be sure how we will get there and when. Our response to global climate change may add a different perspective to this dire refugee situation. There are three […]

Single-use plastics a serious climate change hazard, study warns

The proliferation of single-use plastic around the world is accelerating climate change and should be urgently halted, a report warns. Plastic production is expanding worldwide, fuelled in part by the fracking boom in the US. The report says plastic contributes to greenhouse gas emissions at every stage of its lifecycle, from its production to its […]

How artificial intelligence can tackle climate change

Climate change is the biggest challenge facing the planet. It will need every solution possible, including technology like artificial intelligence (AI). Seeing a chance to help the cause, some of the biggest names in AI and machine learning—a discipline within the field—recently published a paper called “Tackling Climate Change with Machine Learning.” The paper, which was discussed at […]

Climate change may cut Kazakh grain harvest by 37 percent by 2030

The phenomenon presents enormous challenges for development, including its impact on agricultural supply chains.  Sixty-six percent of Kazakh land is vulnerable to drought. The numbers can be critical for the country, the world’s ninth largest by landmass and second largest in arable land per inhabitant, where cultivated land occupies an estimated 81 percent of the total area. World Bank […]

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