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Category archives for: Water & Wetland

Wetlands and climate change: A more potent connection than meets the eye

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Dhaka, 2 January, 2021: The overlooked potential of wetlands can be a key to building climate change resilience Natural features in wetlands are proving to be essential in building climate change resilience. Wetlands are either temporarily (eg, intertidal zones) or permanently, (eg, swamps water-infused lands).  Additionally, wetlands are considered the largest ‘carbon sink’ in the […]

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ঢাকা, ১৬ নভেম্বর, ২০২০: ওয়েস্ট কনসার্ন-এর জরিপের তথ্য। মানুষের ব্যবহার করা মাস্ক ও গ্লাভসের ৯২ শতাংশ খাল-বিল-নালা হয়ে নদীতে পড়ছে। প্লাস্টিক ও পয়োবর্জ্য ফেলায় বুড়িগঙ্গার পানি এমনিতেই দূষিত। এর মধ্যে প্রতিদিন ধোয়া হচ্ছে নোংরা পলিথিন। এতে আরও দূষিত হচ্ছে নদী। সম্প্রতি কামরাঙ্গীরচর এলাকায়ছবি: তানভীর আহাম্মেদ শিল্পকারখানা আর শহরের পয়োনিষ্কাশনের সব বর্জ্য নিয়ে ফেলা হচ্ছে নদীতে। […]

Call to protect rivers from encroachment, pollution

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Dhaka, 7 October, 2020: The zoologist also urged people living upstream and downstream of rivers to raise their voice against the pollution Green Planet, a non-profit organization, organized a meeting at the Bangabandhu Hall of Chittagong Press Club on Sunday, marking World Rivers Day. Addressing the meeting as chief guest, eminent zoologist Dr Anisuzzaman said […]

Call to protect rivers from encroachment, pollution

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Dhaka, 28 September, 2020: The zoologist also urged people living upstream and downstream of rivers to raise their voice against the pollution Green Planet, a non-profit organization, organized a meeting at the Bangabandhu Hall of Chittagong Press Club on Sunday, marking World Rivers Day. Addressing the meeting as chief guest, eminent zoologist Dr Anisuzzaman said […]

Wetlands and climate change: A more potent connection than meets the eye

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Dhaka, 8 September, 2020: The overlooked potential of wetlands can be a key to building climate change resilience Natural features in wetlands are proving to be essential in building climate change resilience. Wetlands are either temporarily (eg, intertidal zones) or permanently, (eg, swamps water-infused lands). Additionally, wetlands are considered the largest ‘carbon sink’ in the […]

Dr Momen: Climate change adaptation unworkable without mitigation efforts of polluting nations

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Dhaka, 28 August, 2020: One in seven people in Bangladesh to be displaced by climate change in next 30 years and it is irreversible, said the foreign minister The adaptation measures undertaken by Bangladesh to reduce the adverse effects of climate change will not work until the polluting nations take adequate mitigation efforts, Foreign Minister […]

Flood damages Tk 13.23b crops

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Dhaka, 21 August, 2020: A farmer inspects a papaya fruit tree in a farmland totally damaged by the recent flood at Binadangi of Singair upazila of Manikganj district on Wednesday. — Sony Ramany The ongoing flood has damaged crops worth about Tk 13.23 billion of over 1.2 million farmers in 37 districts between June 25 […]

Experts: Nature-based solution can help address water management challenges

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Dhaka, 7 August, 2020: The IUCN global standard on NbS provides a user-friendly framework for the verification, design and scaling up of effective nature-based solutions  Speakers at a webinar has said nature-based solutions can help address the water management challenges in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna River basin.   The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) hosted the webinar on “Nature-based Solutions and its […]

Our wetlands and a sustainable urban future

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Dhaka, 10 June, 2020: Bangladesh is one of the fastest growing urbanising countries of the world. By 2025, 50 percent of Bangladesh is supposed to be urbanised. Cities are growing rapidly. By 2050 the number of city dwellers is supposed to increase by 66 percent (from 4 billion in 2016 to 6.3 billion in 2050). […]

Iran’s Hara forests, a key biosphere and protected wetland

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Dhaka, 30 June, 2020: The core area of the reserve is a marine zone. The major topographic features of the region include a wetland with a series of small islands (mud hills), mangrove forests, tidal marshes, and shallow coves.  Wetlands are ecosystems saturated with water, either seasonally or permanently. They store water and ensure its quality, […]

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