Wildlife poaching in India more than doubles during lockdown: Report COVID-19 and the future of food: Switch expenditure for sustained food security How can retailers maintain social distancing once stores reopen পেটের সমস্যার দিকে নজর রাখুন Climate change: older trees loss continue around the world Biodiversity 101: Why it matters and how to protect it করোনার সময় ডেঙ্গু ESDO urges everyone to stop #plasticpollution and to save Biodiversity Bangladesh capital awash with plastic-coated posters এই সময়ে বাড়িতে কারও জ্বর হলে যা করবেন
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Fighting a grim battle against pollutions

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The entire citizenship of the capital city of Dhaka is at health risk as the mega-city ranked top again among cities with the worst air quality early this week. It had an AQI score of 298 at 8am. The air was classified as 'very unhealthy' and in this state of air everyone may experience serious […]

Sir Fazle Hasan Abed passes away

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Brac founder and Chair Emeritus Sir Fazle Hasan Abed passed away at Apollo Hospitals Dhaka tonight. He was 83. Sir Abed, who was undergoing treatment at the hospital for brain cancer, breathed his last around 8:28pm, Ashif Saleh, executive director of the Brac confirmed The Daily Star. His body will be kept at army stadium on December 22 […]

MSC starts bunkering with greener blend of fuel oil as it looks to cut emissions

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MSC said it has started to bunker some of its vessels calling at Rotterdam with a blend of fuel oil containing biofuels, as it strives to be seen to be reducing its carbon footprint. The carrier did not specify how many ships are to be involved, or the cost implication. However, today the Brussels-based NGO […]

Europe faces ‘biodiversity oblivion’ after collapse in French birds, experts warn

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The “catastrophic” decline in French farmland birds signals a wider biodiversity crisis in Europe which ultimately imperils all humans, leading scientists have told the Guardian. A dramatic fall in farmland birds such as skylarks, whitethroats and ortolan bunting in France was revealed by two studies this week, with the spread of neonicotinoid pesticides – and decimation of insect […]

Human Chain at National Press Club Demanded Ban on Lead Paints

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On the eve of International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week-2017 (22 to 28 October) a huge crowd of youths demanded ban of lead paint production in Bangladesh. Environment and Social Development Organization-ESDO in association with IPEN organized the human chain and a rally under the theme ‘Learn the Risks, Educate Community and Ban Lead Paint’ in […]

Fracking: report warns of risks associated with shale gas extraction

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Report suggests surface water and groundwater should not be used in some instances and warns against fracking during wet season. Residents, environmentalists and pastoralists have welcomed a “balanced” report on fracking in the Northern Territory, which identified a number of risks associated with the industry and a loss of community trust. The NT government enacted […]

African Elephant Numbers Plummet 30 Percent, Landmark Survey Finds

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The much anticipated results of the largest ever continent-wide wildlife survey, the Great Elephant Census, will be released tomorrow at the World Conservation Congress in Hawaii. The worrying finding: Africa now has 352,271 savanna elephants left in 93 percent of the species’ range. The aerial survey covered 18 African countries. In 15 of those, where […]

Revealed: nearly all new diesel cars exceed official pollution limits Health experts lambast ‘deceitful’ carmakers as data suggests 97% of vehicles fail to meet NOx emissions standards in real-world conditions

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Ninety-seven percent of all modern diesel cars emit more toxic nitrogen oxide (NOx) pollution on the road than the official limit, according to the most comprehensive set of data yet published, with a quarter producing at least six times more than the limit. Surprisingly, the tiny number of models that did not exceed the standard were mostly […]

Birds on Islands Are Losing the Ability to Fly

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Before the arrival of humans—and the rats, cats, and other predators that we brought—New Zealand was an idyllic haven for birds. Without ground-dwelling mammalian hunters to bother them, many of the local species lost the ability to fly. There’s the kakapo, a giant, booming parrot with an owl-like countenance; the takahe, weka, and other flightless relatives of coots […]

Why we shouldn’t confuse climate and weather

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We have always been baffled by the weather and have often used strange arguments to explain its unexpected behaviour. More than 2,000 years ago, one hapless Roman citizen was so worried that unusual gales and storms might be due to the impiety of the nation that he asked the gods for guidance via a carved […]

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