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Dhaka Saturday,  Jun 15, 2024


Common standards unveiled Monday for  companies to report their greenhouse gas emissions could curb misleading climate claims in the corporate world, the chair of the body that wrote the norms told AFP. Currently, most large companies report how many tonnes of carbon they emit into the atmosphere each year, but the data is often not reliable. The poor quality of data and lack of common standards allows companies to overstate... »
Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin today said Bangladesh should limit the level of greenhouse gas emissions by using environment- technologies. “We have to do our task. In particular, mitigation programmes, mentioned in the NDC, should be implemented. Together, we must address the challenges of climate change through climate mitigation and adaptation activities,” he said at the final workshop of the project titled ‘Bangladesh: First Biennial Update... »
Reliance Bangladesh LNG & Power Limited has celebrated the World Environment Day-2023 on 5th June with the theme “Solution to Plastic Pollution” to make the global campaign #BeatPlasticPolution successful. They organized tree plantation programs inside and around the project area and participated in the rally organized by the office of District Commissioner- Narayanganj and distributed tree saplings. To create awareness among students and local people, they organized quiz competition, creative... »
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... »