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Category archives for: Climate change

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 […]

Rain across fire-ravaged Victoria will be ‘good and bad’

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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

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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’

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

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