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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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

River banks can host 15,000MW of solar power generation

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Dhaka, 29 April, 2021: Highlights  •    3,213sq km land comprised of existing and newly accreted land will become available, 2021-2041 •    Of that, 150sqkm, less than 5%, will be used to install solar power plants •    The banks of the Jamuna in Gaibandha, Jamalpur, and Sirajganj can each host 2,000MW of power generation •    3,000MW can […]

There’s a new ‘organic’ food that fights global warming

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Dhaka, 26 April, 2021: Regenerative farming relies on crop rotation and leaving the ground as undisturbed as possible The pandemic turbocharged many trends that were already underway when the coronavirus struck the US early last year. One of them was consumer demand for food labelled "organic," as shuttered restaurants and lockdowns forced many to see […]

The wild frontier of animal welfare

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Dhaka, 22 April, 2021: The most emotionally difficult moment in Michelle Graham’s life was when five snakes in her lab died. She had started a doctoral program studying jumping and flying snakes. There are several species of snakes that not only live in trees but can leap heroically from one to the next. Scientists still aren’t […]

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