Hard-working termites crucial to forest, wetland ecosystems A small island with big plans: The Kingdom of Bahrain commits to environmental sustainability Forests and wildlife in danger Shifting Subsidies to Renewable Energy Instead of Propping Up Fossil Fuel Giants Would Prompt ‘Clean Energy Revolution’, Study Shows Minamata Convention on Mercury: Two years after 1 dengue patient hospitalized every 2 minutes ‘Using mercury in dental cure a threat to health’ Atrium Health’s Levine Children’s Hospital Named a “Best Children’s Hospital” for Tenth Consecutive Year Quarter of world’s population facing extreme water stress Renewable energy push barely dents fossil fuel dependence
Category archives for: Water & Wetland

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 […]

A quarter of Dhaka’s wetlands gone

At the end of April, at a joint conference that included Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers’ Association (BELA), Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP), Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) and other groups came together to share the findings of a study spanning the last nine years on how there has been a systematic degradation of Dhaka’s overall environment to […]

Everglades in crisis: can this Florida treasure avert an environmental tragedy?

At first pass, there seems little amiss in the idyll of Florida Bay. A wedge-shaped expanse of water between the Everglades and the Florida Keys, it is a clean, sun-dappled 1,000 sq mile playground for reddening tourists, grizzled fishermen and loud-shirted locals. But the consequences of Florida’s century-long attempt to bend the environment to its will aren’t hard to find. […]

A quarter of Dhaka’s wetlands gone

At the end of April, at a joint conference that included Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers’ Association (BELA), Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP), Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) and other groups came together to share the findings of a study spanning the last nine years on how there has been a systematic degradation of Dhaka’s overall environment to […]

Surma choked with garbage

Although the local office of the Department of Environment claims that indicators regarding the river's health were acceptable, people living by it are saying that the water is so polluted that some are suffering from skin and stomach diseases. More than 7.5km of the river flows through Sylhet metropolitan areas. During a recent visit, this […]

What are we doing to save our water sources?

Various reports on the occasion of World Water Day, observed on March 22, have brought the terrible foreboding of a scenario in which we will literally run out of water. For Bangladesh, the urgency of conserving our water bodies could not be more critical. Dhaka, for instance, is practically losing all its rivers—Buriganga, Sitalakhya, Balu […]

Water is a growing source of global conflict. Here’s what we need to do

The most intensive drought ever recorded in Syria lasted from 2006 to 2011. Water scarcity hit households, businesses and infrastructure, while in the countryside crops failed, livestock died, and entire families moved to the country’s cities. The subsequent eruption of civil war in 2011 led to as many as half a million deaths, as well […]

HOW THE CLEAN WATER ACT COULD BECOME A DIRTY WATER RULE

On February 14, the Trump Administration published a proposed federal rule that would roll back protection for streams and wetlands across the United States. But we don’t have this accept this awful valentine — Write to the Administration today and let them know that you support healthy rivers and clean water.Urge the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) […]

Farmers waste 800 litres of water to grow a kg of paddy

Even though it is possible to produce 1 kg of paddy using 2,500 litres of water,  they use 3,300 litres, not knowing farming methods to reduce the amount of water needed as inputFarmers across the country are misusing some 800 litres of water in producing each kilogram of paddy.Even though it is possible to produce […]

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