646 tonnes of plastic waste produced in Dhaka every day Climate Change: Everything You Need to Know Time for governments to take biodiversity loss as seriously as climate change Winter Park city leaders to vote on rule to ban single-use plastic How Can ‘Aquaponics’ Farming Help Create Sustainable Food Systems? More sleep or more exercise: the best time trade-offs for children’s health Rare white tiger born at Cuba’s Havana zoo Malaysia permits import of US plastic waste shipment after it passes new UN treaty test The Nijhum Dwip – the Second Largest Mangrove Forest in Bangladesh Massive Methane (CH4) in the air, Bangladesh is at the top of this greenhouse gas emission
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646 tonnes of plastic waste produced in Dhaka every day

Dhaka, 6 May, 2021: Dhaka city produces 646 tonnes of plastic waste every single day, which is 468 tonnes more than 15 years back in the capital, World Bank Country Director for Bangladesh and Bhutan Mercy Tembon said at a programme yesterday. "In Dhaka city alone, plastic waste has gone up from 178 tonnes per day […]

Climate Change: Everything You Need to Know

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Dhaka, 6 May, 2021: Climate change is actually not a new phenomenon. Scientists have been studying the connection between human activity and the effect on the climate since the 1800s, although it took until the 1950s to find evidence suggesting a link. Since then, the amount of greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and fluorinated gases) in […]

Time for governments to take biodiversity loss as seriously as climate change

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Dhaka, 5 May, 2021: Together with climate change, the world is also facing a biodiversity crisis, which has failed to capture the same attention. But efforts made by governments to tackle the climate crisis show that action is possible when there is sufficient political will, writes Janice Weatherley-Singh ahead of a UN convention on biological […]

Winter Park city leaders to vote on rule to ban single-use plastic

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Dhaka, 5 May, 2021: Winter Park is days away from making an official new rule banning single-use plastic. WESH 2 News looked into how the rule will work and how it will impact residents. Beginning next week, single-use plastics are officially going to be banned from all city-owned buildings and city-sponsored events in Winter Park. "We're […]

How Can ‘Aquaponics’ Farming Help Create Sustainable Food Systems?

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Dhaka, 4 May, 2021: Global Citizens everywhere are increasingly recognizing the need for more sustainable career options to increase global food security. According to a 2020 report from UNICEF on the state of food security and nutrition in the world, almost 690 million people went hungry in 2019, or 8.9% of the world population. This is due, […]

More sleep or more exercise: the best time trade-offs for children’s health

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Dhaka, 4 May, 2021: More sleep could offset children’s excess indulgence over school holidays as new research from the University of South Australia shows the same health benefits may be achieved by either extra sleep or extra exercise. The striking new finding is part of a study that shows how children can achieve equivalent physical and mental […]

Rare white tiger born at Cuba’s Havana zoo

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Dhaka, 3 May, 2021: Zookeepers at Cuba’s National Zoo in Havana are celebrating the birth of four Bengal tiger cubs, among them, a rare white tiger. The birth of the four striped cubs on March 12 came after trying for 20 years to breed the endangered animals. The cubs were born to Fiona and her mate […]

Malaysia permits import of US plastic waste shipment after it passes new UN treaty test

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Dhaka, 3 May, 2021: Malaysia has allowed entry of a container of plastic waste shipped from the United States, reversing previous opposition after finding it held only clean, recyclable material, and did not violate a new United Nations treaty banning trade in contaminated plastics. Signatories to the Basel Convention, which came into force on January 1, […]

The Nijhum Dwip – the Second Largest Mangrove Forest in Bangladesh

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Dhaka, 2 May, 2021: The Nijhum Dwip (Silent Island), a beautiful small island, belongs to Hatia Upazila of Noakhali district in Bangladesh and is located adjoining the Bay of Bengal. The Island has sea on three sides and the estuary of the Meghna River on the other side. Among the mangrove forests, Nijhum Island is […]

Massive Methane (CH4) in the air, Bangladesh is at the top of this greenhouse gas emission

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Dhaka, 2 May, 2021: Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries to environmental pollution and massive climate change. The amount of methane emitted in this country’s air is so high that it is now becoming a significant cause of environmental degradation. Methane is a greenhouse gas that is about 80 percent more harmful than carbon […]

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