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Category archives for: Climate change

Environmentalists for big budget to weather climate change

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Dhaka, 29 June, 2020: Civil society leaders at a press conference on Sunday demanded allocation of at least one per cent of GDP in the national budget to weather the impacts of climate change. Network on Climate Change in Bangladesh (NCC,B), a platform of 19 non-governmental organisations, held the press conference at Dhaka Reporters Unity […]

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought – 2020

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Dhaka, 17 June, 2020: Each year, on 17 June, the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is celebrated to encourage public understanding of international efforts to combat desertification. This year’s observance is focused on changing public attitudes to the leading driver of desertification and land degradation: humanity’s relentless production and consumption. The day provides an opportunity […]

Climate change: older trees loss continue around the world

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Older, carbon-rich tropical forests continue to be lost at a frightening rate, according to satellite data. Dhaka, 2 June, 2020: In 2019, an area of primary forest the size of a football pitch was lost every six seconds, the University of Maryland study of trees more than 5 metres says. Brazil accounted for a third of it, its […]

Navigating COVID-19 impacts on climate change

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Dhaka, 12 May, 2020: COVID-19 shutdowns have many unintended climate benefits. With  economic activities brought to a halt accompanied by suspension of  most modes of transport, there has been a substantial impact in reducing GHGs (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and other gases) emission. Pollution-monitoring satellites operated by NASA and the European Space Agency observed […]

Wood energy as a climate change solution

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Dhaka, 28 April, 2020: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will soon issue a regulation governing how carbon dioxide emissions from wood burned for energy (“biomass”) will be regulated under the Clean Air Act. Depending on who you ask, biomass is either worse than fossil fuels and helps to destroy our forests, or it is a climate friendly […]

The coronavirus outbreak is part of the climate change crisis

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Dhaka, 19, April, 2020: The speed and scope of the coronavirus outbreak have taken world governments by surprise and left the stock market reeling. Since the virus first appeared in China's Hubei province, it has infected over 700,000 people and killed more than 33,000 across the world in less than six months. The interconnectedness of our globalised […]

Why saving the Sundarbans is so urgent

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The severe cyclonic storm Bulbul originated from the Bay of Bengal advancing with a speed of 140 kph and started dwindling when the mouth of the storm crossed the Sundarbans and hit the mangrove forest at a speed of 70-80 km per hour. It's been over 10 years since cyclone Aila ravaged the Sundarbans in […]

Gov. Kate Brown Orders State Action On Climate Change

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Oregon Republicans killed cap and trade this year. Now, they’ll have to contend with cap and reduce. Closing a loop on a pledge she made last year, Gov. Kate Brown issued an executive order Tuesday that aims to sharply curb greenhouse gas emissions with a full-court press by government agencies. The 14-page order comes less than a week after a Republican […]

Air quality: Dhaka ranks 4th worst, Bashundhara remains very unhealthy

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Bashundhara showed AQI score of 249 Dhaka has been ranked as the fourth worst in air pollution across all major cities of the world. According to Air Visual at 9:35pm on Friday, Dhaka showed an average AQI (Air Quality Index) score of 179, classified as "unhealthy." However, some parts of the capital city showed higher […]

Air Quality Index: Dhaka ranks 4th worst

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Dhaka has long been grappling with air pollution, Dhaka has ranked the fourth worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI). The city had an AQI score of 196 as of 8:27am on Friday. The air was classified as "unhealthy," reports UNB. Mongolia’s Ulaanbaatar, Pakistan’s Lahore and India’s Delhi occupied the top three positions in the […]

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