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
Category archives for: Climate change

Climate Change: Everything You Need to Know


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


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 […]

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


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 […]

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


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 […]

Earth Day 2021: Restore Our Earth

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Dhaka, 22 April, 2021: Every year on April 22, Earth Day, the world's most prominent environmental movement, is observed in an effort to make people aware of the Earth's natural environment. Founded by former US Senator Gaylord Nelson, Earth Day was first observed in the year 1970 with the aim to promote the knowledge of ecology […]

How plastics contribute to climate change


Dhaka,15 April, 2021: In 2015, Texas A&M graduate student Christine Figgener recorded a video of her colleagues removing a straw lodged in a turtle’s nostril. The video went viral, inspiring people to take action. Since then, “skip the straw, save a turtle” has become a slogan for people determined to decrease their plastics use. But critics say […]

Are Floating Gardens a Sustainable Solution to Climate Change?


Dhaka, 7 April 2021: For nearly 400 years, farmers in the southern floodplains of Bangladesh have relied on floating gardens to grow vegetables. Using a method of cultivation called dhap, or known locally as baira, farmers build these soil-free gardens with water hyacinth, an invasive aquatic weed prevalent in parts of Bangladesh, and plant vegetable seedlings […]

Climate change, economic growth and income inequality


Dhaka, 29 March, 2021: There was a general consensus during the middle of last century that economic growth measured by GDP growth is the most powerful instrument to reduce poverty, and therefore by implication reduces income inequality and also improves the quality of life of the people in developing countries. Empirical evidence based on cross-country and […]

জলবায়ু পরিবর্তন রোধে ছাদ বাগান কি সহায়ক হতে পারে


ঢাকা, ১৪ মার্চ, ২০২১: জলবায়ু পরিবর্তন রোধে ছাদ বাগান কি সহায়ক হতে পারে? জলবায়ুর পরিবর্তন রোধে’ রাজশাহীর এক কিশোর নিজ উদ্যোগে ছাদে গড়ে তুলেছেন বাগান। ছাদ বাগানের মাধমে কার্বনডাইঅক্সাইডের পরিমাণ কমিয়ে পরিবেশ দূষণ ও জলবায়ু পরিবর্তন রোধ করা সম্ভব বলে মনে করছে জুবায়ের ইবনে ফাহিম নামের ওই কিশোর। ছাদ বাগান থেকে বিভিন্ন ফলমূল, শাকসবজি যেমন […]

How do we tackle the injustices of climate change?


Dhaka, 4 March, 2021: Last week, I wrote about the rather esoteric issue of loss and damage from human-induced climate change and how this issue has been discussed under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) over the years, and what might be the possible outcomes at the upcoming 26th Conference of Parties […]


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