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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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 […]

Soil degradation: the problems and how to fix them

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Dhaka, 20 April, 2021: A third of the world’s soil is moderately to highly degraded, threatening global food supplies, increasing carbon emissions and foreshadowing mass migration. A change in farming practices has never been more urgent. Soil is a priceless, non-renewable resource that's home to thousands of animals, plants and other important organisms. It supports countless ecosystems and […]

How We Can Put a Halt to Biodiversity Loss

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Dhaka, 19 April, 2021: Extinction: The Facts, a documentary narrated by Sir David Attenborough, lays out compellingly that species around the world “are vanishing at rates never seen before in human history.” This rapid disappearance of wildlife will only accelerate “unless we take immediate action.”  Stanford’s Professor Elizabeth Hadly warns onscreen that, in the twenty-first […]

Rhino numbers recover, but new threats emerge

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Dhaka, 17 April, 2021: Once abundant across the vast landmass from Myanmar in the east to the Indus in the west, from Nepal in the north down to the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh in the south, the Rhinoceros unicornis, or Indian rhinoceros was pushed to the brink of extinction in the early 20th century. Since […]

Govt afforests over 25,000 hectares of land in nearly three years

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Dhaka, 17 April, 2021: The government has afforested over 25,000 hectares of land under different projects since fiscal year 2018, in an effort to raise the forestation areas to make a livable environment in the country. The total afforestation areas include 10,934 hectares of land in the hilly areas, 3,424.50 hectares in the Shalban areas and […]

How plastics contribute to climate change

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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 […]

Unplanned industrialisation killing the Sutang river

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Dhaka, 13 April, 2021: The rivers of Bangladesh are so crucial to its existence that they have been recognised as "living entities" or "legal persons" with their own set of rights by the High Court, and the National River Conservation Commission (NRCC) has been appointed as the legal guardian of all rivers in the country. […]

‘Covid-19 medical waste disposal neglected’

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Dhaka, 12 April, 2021: Around 93.4% of the Covid-19 related medical waste is not managed properly, says a recent study Although a year has passed since the pandemic unfolded in Bangladesh, the management of highly hazardous Covid-19 waste has not improved as the authorities remain reluctant to develop an effective mechanism. Experts warn that the amount […]

The urgency of efficient utilisation of renewable energy

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Dhaka, 8 April, 2021: In Bangladesh, the renewable energy scenario has been a bit stagnant as the proportionate growth on renewable energy could not be seen in the last couple of years. It contributes 3.10 per cent to the national energy power mix, according to the Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Agency of Bangladesh (SREDA). For […]

Are Floating Gardens a Sustainable Solution to Climate Change?

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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 […]

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