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Category archives for: Environmental livelihood

How Bangladesh is solving its water crisis

Abdur and Abdul Gain are standing in lungi outside their homes, surveying the vegetable garden and bald fruit trees that were descimated by seawater during flooding last year. Both men live in Chandghar, a village which lies on a polder 160 kilometre south of Dhaka. After the flood, they had to leave their home and […]

To adopt marine environment law

Over the years, as the countries are becoming more industrialised, they are facing huge amount of waste with a corresponding increase of hazardous waste. At the same time, environmental awareness has grown and legislation has been developed to control the handling of wastes in general and hazardous waste in particular.  In August 14, 2016, Shitakunda […]

Congo basin’s peaty swamps are new front in climate change battle

Stumbling on submerged roots, attacked by bees and wading waist-deep through leech-infested water, the three researchers and their Pygmy guides progress at just 100 metres an hour through the largest and least-explored tropical bog in the world. The group halt and unpack what looks like a spear, which is plunged over and over again into […]

Climate change already bringing disease, air pollution and heatwaves

The health of hundreds of millions of people around the world is already being damaged by climate change, a major report has revealed.Heatwaves are affecting many more vulnerable people and global warming is boosting the transmission of deadly diseases such as dengue fever, the world’s most rapidly spreading disease. Air pollution from fossil fuel burning […]

Climate change ‘will create world’s biggest refugee crisis

Tens of millions of people will be forced from their homes by climate change in the next decade, creating the biggest refugee crisis the world has ever seen, according to a new report.Senior US military and security experts have told the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) study that the number of climate refugees will dwarf those […]

Care for herbal drink from jute?

Bangladeshi scientists claim to have recreated a long-lost recipe of herbal drink made from jute leaf, which they hope would gain popularity across the globe. The organic drink touted as “jute green tea” has 30 percent more calorie than spinach, and it contains iron, vitamin C, vitamin D and anti-oxidants, according to scientists at Bangladesh […]

Breeders select trait to conserve drinkable water

Plants need water. People need water. Unfortunately, there’s only so much clean water to go around — and so the effort begins to find a solution. Luckily for people, some plants are able to make do without perfectly clean water, leaving more good water for drinking. One strategy is to use treated wastewater, containing salt […]

Fish sanctuaries to improve environmental livelihoods

Bangladesh has some of the world richest fisheries and the rivers and flood plains of Bangladesh support over 260 fish species. Globally, over 10% of the worlds animal species and 35% of the world vertebrate species such as fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals live in just the 1% of the earth’s surface area covered […]

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