Red Cross: Climate change bigger threat than Covid-19 The forest cycle একবার ব্যবহারযোগ্য প্লাস্টিক মানবস্বাস্থ্যের জন্য হুমকি Youth engagement in agriculture in Bangladesh We’ve talked enough about biodiversity. Let’s try to save it now Protecting biodiversity for the future Chemicals Lurking in Toys and Costumes are Harmful to Children. EPA Must Act Now. Fishermen need sustainable livelihoods and protection from climate change কীর্তনখোলায় পলিথিন-প্লাস্টিক ও অপচনশীল বর্জ্য, হুমকির মুখে পরিবেশ ও জীববৈচিত্র্য Sundarbans reopens to tourists after 7 months
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Jane Hetherington: The covid impact on children’s mental health

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Dhaka, 11 November, 2020: Jane Hetherington is a town councillor and a mental health specialist who lives in Ramsgate. The Ofsted report on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic across the sectors it inspects and regulates has today (November 10) revealed that children have been hit hard by school closures – either during the first […]

Virtual exhibition on forest biodiversity

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Dhaka, 11 November, 2020: Forests host an estimated 80 percent of all terrestrial species of animals, plants and insects. The diverse species which inhabit vast forest landscapes play a key role in keeping forest ecosystems healthy and productive. Globally, biodiversity loss is taking its toll on the world’s forests: when animals and organisms disappear from […]

Bangladesh keen to work with Sweden in renewable energy sector: Nasrul

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Dhaka, 11 November, 2020: State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid has expressed Bangladesh's interest to work with Sweden in the clean and renewable energy sector. He conveyed such interest to newly appointed Swedish Ambassador Alexandra Berg Von Linde when he met him at his office in Power Division on Tuesday. They […]

By century’s end wildlife habitats could shrink by a quarter

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Dhaka, 10 November, 2020: As the global human population continues to grow with ever more mouths to feed, many remaining wildlife habitats continue to shrink to make way for yet more agricultural land. Already mammals, birds and amphibians around the planet have seen their natural habitat range shrink by 18% on average over just three […]

Environmental activists demand emergency regulations to ban lead-based paints in Bangladesh

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Dhaka, 10 November, 2020: They highlighted harmful effects of lead pollution through banners, placards, festoons, etc., at a human chain formed to mark the 8th International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Currently, 90 parts per million (ppm) lead is being used in paint in Bangladesh; Photo: Courtesy The Environment and Social Development Organisation (ESDO) has demanded […]

CLIMATE DISPLACEMENT IN BANGLADESH

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Dhaka, 21 October, 2020: Worldwide, climate change is destroying livelihoods, infrastructure and communities, forcing people from their homes, towns and even countries. In 2016 alone, extreme weather-related disasters displaced around 23.5 million people. This does not include the people forced to flee their homes as a consequence of slow-onset environmental degradation, such as droughts, sea level […]

Children’s mental health and well-being during the Covid-19

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Dhaka, 19 October, 2020: Bangladesh, like many other countries across the globe, is facing an unprecedented challenge brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. This coronavirus pandemic has hit the Bangladesh society and economy hard, across all walks of life. In a bid to contain the spread of this novel coronavirus, the Government of Bangladesh has taken […]

Dhaka’s messy medical waste handling puts public health in danger

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Dhaka, 19 October, 2020: A scandalous disconnect between the government agencies to streamline and manage clinical waste is posing serious hazards to the public health and environment of Dhaka. But as the health emergency caused by the coronavirus pandemic has taken centre stage, the battle to dispose of infectious waste appears to have been sidelined […]

Playing for keeps in Bangladesh

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Dhaka, 17 November, 2020: Before they made toys, the women of South Chila, Mongla, Bagerhat in Bangladesh made their living from the forest and wetlands. They collected wood and caught fish. This put pressure on the environment, and it wasn’t easy on the women, who faced muggings, prosecutions for illegally fishing and collecting timber — […]

‘Save our village forest’, Residents of remote Kalu Mro Para in Bandarban’s Lama upazila urge authorities

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Dhaka, 15 October, 2020: Residents of remote Kalu Mro Para in Bandarban's Lama upazila have called upon the authorities concerned to protect the forest in their village from being destroyed by alleged criminals. The loggers have already cut down around 6,000 bamboos and 40 big trees from the Village Common Forest of Kalu Mro Para. Photo: […]

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