International Biodiversity Day 2020: This year’s theme for UNGA occasion conceptualised in 1993 is ‘our solutions are in nature’ Renewable energy can be part of solution for Illinois Japan committed contribution to provide malnutrition treatment in Sierra Leone Organic guava farming brings healthy returns করোনা: পরিচ্ছন্নতাকর্মীদের খবর রাখছেন না কেউ করোনা ভাইরাস: পরামর্শ বা উপদেশ করোনা ঠেকাতে ভিটামিন ডি Naga tribes of Myanmar face loss of land and forest under new law Protecting food security in Africa during COVID-19 মাস্ক-গ্লাভস বর্জ্য থেকে জীবাণু খাদ্যচক্রে প্রবেশ করতে পারে
Category archives for: Water & Wetland

Hakaluki Haor to be listed as ‘Ramsar site’


Dhaka, 2, May, 2020: Hakaluki Haor, the country's largest water body spreading over a vast area in Sylhet and neighbouring Moulvibazar district, is going to be listed as 'Ramsar site', the third in Bangladesh soon. The rich habitat of fish, birds as well as of different plants, part of Hakaluki has already been made a fish […]

Before our rivers run dry


Dhaka, April 22, 2020: Bangladesh is a riverine country, and rivers are the lifeline of our economy and environment. They are crucial for the very existence of Bangladesh as a delta country. Unfortunately, many of the rivers in Bangladesh are in critical condition.  Around 450 rivers in the country face serious threats mainly due to […]

Sewage, effluent pollute Dhaka rivers at 577 spots: study


Disposal of untreated industrial effluent and domestic sewage pollutes the four rivers flowing around the capital at 577 spots, reveals a study carried out by Riverine Bangladesh in January.  Spot visits by the study team in Dhaka, and parts of Narayanganj and Gazipur between November and January, found that 360 sewage connections and 217 canals […]

Eighty percent of beach rubbish is plastic


Analysis by the Blue Islands project has found that 80% of rubbish on three beaches in Majorca is plastic and that the average on beaches on islands in the Mediterranean as a whole is 92%. These percentages relate to the 2019 study, for which the beaches of El Torà (Paguera), Es Caragol (Santanyi) and Sa Canova (Arta, […]

Environmental campaigners see success of single-use plastic ban


Local government aims to reduce marine plastic by 70 percent over the next six months. Thousands have gathered in Bali as part of an annual cleanup of the island's beaches, the first since the popular tourist destination introduced a ban on single-use plastics. Local authorities aim to reduce the island's plastic consumption – but implementing […]

India’s Unique Water Purification Wetland Could Soon Become Extinct


KOLKATA, India, Jan 31 2020 (IPS) - Ramkumar Mondal’s farm is awash in a brilliant yellow mustard bloom. A flock of grey cranes peck for food amidst the shallow watergrass. But Mondal’s fishpond digs in there like a do-or-die last sentinel as nearby high-rise buildings, a symbol of development and encroachment, menacingly tower over the fishpond, […]

Egan: After $700,000 spent on dream home, wetlands freeze leaves them high and dry


In 2017, they built their dream home, on a seemingly ideal country lot — 3.6 acres ringed by trees, with a pond and wetland at the rear, where the deer and the waterfowl played. They moved into the 2,000 sq.-ft. home on the outskirts of Carp, off Richardson Side Road, on Aug. 31 that year. […]

Restored wetland near Kanata starting to teem with life


A wetland restoration project in the heart of Ottawa's Greenbelt has led to an explosion of biodiversity. Birds such as mallards, killdeer and red-winged blackbirds have returned to the area off Corkstown Road and Moodie Drive after one season of restoration work. Fish and amphibians are also increasing in number and making the wetland home again. "I get really […]

Hard-working termites crucial to forest, wetland ecosystems


Termites are unwelcome in your home. They can cause structural damage to the wood in frames, floors and other materials. It’s nothing personal, though. They are really just looking for food sources. Read More:

Govt to revive water bodies


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the government has decided to revive water bodies across the country to boost fish production. “We have already taken decisions to bring back all of our water bodies such as pond, khal (canal) and beel to their earlier state to increase fish production,” she said while inaugurating the “National […]


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