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Cities go dark for Earth Hour, bring light to climate change

Desk Report: Cities around the world marked Earth Hour on Saturday by turning off lights at 8:30 p.m. local time in a call for global action on climate change. Earth Hour, spearheaded by the World Wildlife...

Rain likely across country till tomorrow morning

BSS, Dhaka : Rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind is likely to occur at one or two places over Rajshahi, Dhaka, Mymensingh, Khulna, Chattogram and Sylhet divisions with hails at isolated...

Big U-turn: Key melting Greenland glacier is growing again

AP, Washington : A major Greenland glacier that was one of the fastest shrinking ice and snow masses on Earth is growing again, a new NASA study finds. The Jakobshavn (YA-cob-shawv-en) glacier around 2012 was retreating...

2 powerful cyclones bear down on north Australian coast

International Desk: Two powerful cyclones are bearing down on Australia's sparsely populated north where around 2,000 people have been evacuated from the east coast of the Northern Territory ahead of strong winds, mountainous waves and...

Australia moving 2,000 people from powerful cyclone’s path

Staff Reporter: Authorities on Thursday were moving about 2,000 people inland from part of Australia's northern coast ahead of a powerful cyclone expected to hit on Saturday. Evacuees were being moved by air and road from...

Dhaka ranks worst in Air Quality Index

Staff Reporter: Bangladesh’s capital was ranked worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI) on Wednesday. Dhaka had a score of 179 at 10:50am, indicating that the air quality was unhealthy. A numerical value between 151 and 200...

Flash floods, slides in eastern Indonesia kill at least 50

International Desk; A disaster official say days of torrential downpours have triggered flash floods and mudslides in mountainside villages in Indonesia's easternmost province, killing at least 50 people and injuring 59 others. National Disaster Mitigation Agency...

Cyclone Idai hits Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, killing 150

International Desk: Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi have been hit by a vicious cyclone that has killed nearly 150 people, left hundreds more missing and stranded tens of thousands who are cut off from roads and...

Students globally protest warming, pleading for their future

Desk Report: Students across a warming globe pleaded for their lives, future and planet Friday, demanding tough action on climate change. From the South Pacific to the edge of the Arctic Circle, angry students in more...

42km char land encroached in Dumuria killing rivers

Staff Reporter: Some 42 kilometers of government-owned land in shoal areas of Dumuria Upazila have been encroached by a section of influential people, who are filling up rivers and installing brick fields. Vessel movement has almost stopped...