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Dhaka Wednesday,  Mar 3, 2021


The government has prepared a five-year country investment plan (CIP) to combat the impact of climate change. It will invest USD 7 billion (Tk. 56,000 crore) in this sector. The main objectives of the CIP are to manage natural resources, control environmental pollution, combat the impact of climate change, and ensure good ecological governance. Planning minister AHM Mustafa Kamal unveiled the CIP, prepared by the environment and forest ministry, at... »
Climate change is one of the great problems across the world and its impacts upon the agriculture, human health & environment are adverse and prolonged. Bangladesh is highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change and it is not immune to the adversities of the effect of climate change. The change in climate causes a huge loss to the agricultural production, damage to the livelihoods of millions of people, particularly... »
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet outside our solar system which is expected to be temperate and could be a “comfortable abode for possible life”. This Earth-sized world, named Ross 128 b, is likely to have a surface temperature that may also be close to that of the Earth, according to a paper presented in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics. The low-mass exoplanet orbits the red dwarf star Ross 128... »
At least 332 people were killed in Iran and Iraq when a magnitude 7.3 earthquake jolted the region on Sunday, state media in the two countries said, and rescuers were searching for dozens trapped under rubble in the mountainous area. State television said more than 328 people were killed in Iran and at least 2,500 were injured. Local officials said the death toll would rise as search and rescue teams... »
Many areas of Bangladesh, including Dhaka and Chittagong, have felt the mild effects of an earthquake that struck near the eastern border with India. The 4.7 magnitude earthquake hit around 10:50am on Wednesday, said Bangladesh Meteorological Department Earthquake Monitoring Centre Meteorological Assistant Fahim Hossain. According to the website of German earthquake monitoring organisation GFZ, the epicentre of the earthquake is 72km from Dhaka. The epicentre was 10km deep and struck... »
Pollution has been linked to nine million deaths worldwide in 2015, a report in The Lancet has found. Almost all of these deaths occurred in low- and middle-income countries, where pollution could account for up to a quarter of deaths. Bangladesh and Somalia were the worst affected. Air pollution had the biggest impact, accounting for two-thirds of deaths from pollution. Brunei and Sweden had the lowest numbers of pollution-related deaths,... »
The Zamuna fertilizer factory of Tarakandi, Jamalpur has stopped selling ammonia gas for the last one month, which has created a severe crisis of ammonia gas in the dependent industries. The price of the ammonia cylinder has risen up to a few folds in the last one month for the crisis. Meanwhile, Zamuna fertilizer also had to incur a loss of more than 1 crore taka. The unsold ammonia that... »
Chittagong port is responsible for an alarming amount of 29 lac and 50 thousand tons of carbon emission yearly. This horrific results on the air quality of the Chittagong port was revealed in a recent research that is being carried out for the first time in 130 years after the commissioning of the port. At least a number of 5 thousands of truck, lorry and covered-van gather in the reserved... »
Bangladesh, as one of the most vulnerable countries of climate change, needs to take a preparedness policy urgently and increase investment in key areas to build a climate resilient health system, said a renowned public health expert here today. “Climate change has an accumulative impact on public health. Bangladesh as a vulnerable country that has to face flood almost every year needs to take immediate preparedness and management programme to... »
Devastating floods triggered by seasonal monsoon rains have killed more than 950 people and affected close to 40 million across northern India, southern Nepal and northern Bangladesh, officials said. The rains have led to wide-scale flooding in a broad arc stretching across the Himalayan foothills in the three countries, causing landslides, damaging roads and electric towers and washing away tens of thousands of homes and crops. Bangladesh, the death toll... »