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Dhaka Saturday,  Jun 3, 2023


Bangladesh is prone to lightning hazards. The death toll from thunderstorms and lightning has increased recently. On average, more than 200 people die every year in Bangladesh due to lightning. The monthly trend analysis represents that the month of May, June and October unveil increasing trend with the highest value in June. It is observed that the number of deaths due to lightning is higher in rural areas than in... »
Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud said Bangladesh will continue working to face various environmental challenges, including climate change and biodiversity degradation by using innovative green technology and renewable energy through international and regional cooperation. “Climate change has emerged as the biggest threat to sustainable development. Extreme temperature, erratic rainfall, floods and drought, intense tropical cyclones, sea-level rise, ocean acidification, etc. are causing severe negative impacts, particularly on the... »
Cyclonic storm Mocha that hit Bangladesh-Myanmar coast on Sunday moved North-Northeastwards and weakened slightly, according to Bangladesh Metrological Department . “The centre of the system has crossed Cox’s Bazar-North Myanmar coast near Sittwe at 3 pm on Sunday and lies over the land area of Myanmar but the whole system will complete crossing the coast by evening today and weaken gradually,” said the latest bulletin of BMD. The northeast Bay... »
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid today urged Oman to supply the remaining cargoes of LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) as soon as possible in continuation with the previous agreement. Nasrul made the call when Oman envoy Abdul Ghaffar Al Bulushi paid a courtesy call on him at his office. During the meeting, they discussed various bilateral issues related to mutual interests, including LNG supply and fuel... »
The gas disruption in Chattogram caused by a halt in production at the floating LNG terminal in the Bay of Bengal could last all week, distribution authorities said. In a notice published on Sunday, Karnaphuli Gas Distribution Company Limited said that it could take “up to 6-7 days” for the situation to return to normal. The Floating Storage Regasification Units, on average, produce around 700 MMcf (million cubic feet) of... »
Dhaka’s air quality continued to be in the ‘unhealthy’ zone this morning. With an air quality index (AQI) score of 153 at 9 am, the capital of Bangladesh ranked fourth in the list of cities around the world with the worst air quality. An AQI between 101 and 200 is considered ‘unhealthy’, particularly for sensitive groups. Thailand’s Chiang Mai, Nepal’s Kathmandu, and China’s Wuhan occupied the first three spots in... »
Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin officially declared that Bangladesh free from dangerous Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, commonly known as DDT, pesticide today. The minister made this announcement at a press conference organized by the Ministry concerned here on the occasion of the successful removal of 500 tonnes of DDT from the medical sub-depot of Chattogram and the World Biodiversity Conference, according to a press release received here. Deputy Minister... »
Dhaka may experience dry weather with a bit of sunshine in the afternoon as the Met Office forecasts a rise in day temperatures after a couple of cloudy days. The weather may remain dry with a partly cloudy sky over the rest of the country, the Bangladesh Meteorological Department said in its forecast on Sunday. Despite some improvement in the conditions, the Met Office predicted severe cold across the country... »
The World Bank (WB) approved US$250 million financing to help Bangladesh strengthen environment management and promote private sector participation in green investment. The Bangladesh Environmental Sustainability and Transformation (BEST) Project will support the Department of Environment to strengthen its technical and administrative capacity, said a press release here today. The project will also support improving environmental regulations and enforcement to curb pollution and improve environmental quality. The project will pilot... »
Blackouts hit coastal districts hours before Cyclone Sitrang struck southern Bangladesh, while many areas lost telecom signals. The cyclonic storm hit the coast on Monday evening as Dhaka and other districts are experiencing heavy rains along with gusty winds. Coastal areas recorded wind speeds of 70 kph around 8 pm, according to the Met Office. The Rural Electrification Board’s district associations distribute power to the rural areas of the coastal... »