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Water levels at 79 river stations monitored by Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) have marked rises while 11 stations recorded fall. Among the 93 monitored stations, water levels at two river station have been registered steady while water levels at 23 river stations are flowing above danger level, a bulletin issued by the FFWC said on Saturday, reports BSS. All the major rivers are in rising trend, the bulletin... »
While Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries facing the adverse impact of climate change, she is also a sparkling example of low carbon producing states which has successfully implemented climate change resilient programmes. Bangladesh spends on average $ 1 billion every year to tackle climate change with a wide variety of programmes, ranging from awareness building over low carbon emissions to the safeguarding of nature. This country is... »
The 154 factorie operating within the ecologically critical area (ECA) around the Sundarbans are not a threat to the world’s largest mangrove forest, Dr Sultan Ahmed, ex-director general of the Department of Environment (DoE), told a press briefing yesterday. The briefing was organised at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Wednesday  after a 16-member team from Bangladesh recently returned to the country after attending the 43rd session of the 21-member World... »
Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest of the world has been kept out from the ‘world heritage site in danger’ list during the 43rd annual meet of UNESCO which has been taking place in Azerbaijan. The decision was taken on 4th July at the 43rd session of the 21-member World Heritage Committee of UNESCO. The World Heritage Committee of UNESCO has finally decided not to keep the Sundarbans in the ‘world... »
Those are all probable scenarios that could devastate societies by 2050 if swift and dramatic action isn’t taken to curb climate change, according to a think tank report backed by a former Australian military chief. The paper, by the Melbourne-based Breakthrough National Center for Climate Restoration, is not a scientific study, but an attempt to model future scenarios based on existing research. It paints a bleak future in which more... »
The number of Royal Bengal tigers in the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest, has increased marginally, with around 114 found in the Bangladeshi part in 2018, says a new survey. A survey by the Forest Department in 2015 said there were only 106 tigers in Bangladesh at the time. The survey, conducted using camera traps, found a tiger density of 2.17 for every 100 sq km of the Sundarbans.... »
Environmental activists dressed up as CO2 molecules stage a protest in Berlin. Carbon dioxide (CO2) was the big driver that ended the last Ice Age, scientists said on Wednesday in a study that undermines a key argument by global-warming sceptics Environmental activists dressed up as CO2 molecules stage a protest in Berlin. Carbon dioxide (CO2) was the big driver that ended the last Ice Age, scientists said on Wednesday in... »
The maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to lower danger signal as the cyclonic storm “Fani” has weakened into a land deep depression, said a met office bulletin. It was lying over Pabna-Tangail-Mymensingh region and adjoining areas at 12 noon Saturday, it said. It is likely to move in a North-Northeasterly direction further. Under its influence, the sky remains overcast and rain/thunder showers with... »
Strong winds in Koyra, Khulna due to effects of cyclonic storm Fani on 3 May, 2019. Prothom Alo File PhotoAt least 16 people, including two children, were killed and dozens others injured on Friday and Saturday as cyclonic storm Fani has unleashed its weak force on Bangladesh, according to UNB. Fani which once turned into a very severe cyclonic storm entered Bangladesh’s southeaster part as a cyclone storm on Saturday... »
The severe cyclonic storm “Fani” over gangetic West Bengal and adjoining southwestern part of Bangladesh moved north and northeastwards further, weakening into a cyclonic storm and is located over Satkhira, Jashore and Khulna region and adjoining area at 6 am today, a met office release said. It is likely to move in a north-northeasterly direction further inland over Bangladesh, it said. Under the influence of the cyclonic storm, the sky... »