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Take concrete climate action, UN chief urges all

International Desk; UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday urged all to take concrete climate action and demand it of their respective leaders. "This is a race we can and must win," he said in a message...

Dhaka ranks 2nd worst in Air Quality Index

Desk Report: Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, was ranked second worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI) on Saturday morning. The city had a score of 169 at 8:01am, indicating that the quality was unhealthy. Malaysia’s...

Rising sea levels put one-third Bangladeshis at risk of displacement: IMF

Desk Report: International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said Bangladesh is considered especially vulnerable to climate change with one-third of its population at risk of displacement because of rising sea levels. According to some indicators, the country...

Dhaka ranks 2nd worst in Air Quality Index

Staff Reporter: Bangladesh’s capital city was ranked second worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI) on Thursday morning. Dhaka had a score of 190 at 8:21am, indicating that the quality was unhealthy. Malaysia’s Kuching and Kuala Lumpur...

Dhaka ranks 7th worst in Air Quality Index

Staff Reporter: Bangladesh’s capital was ranked seventh worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI) on Wednesday morning. Dhaka had a score of 144 at 11:35am, indicating that the quality was unhealthy. The general public and sensitive individuals...

Addiction to fossil fuels causes climate emergency: UN experts

Desk Report: UN human rights experts have called for an end to society’s addiction to fossil fuels ahead of the Climate Action Summit in New York on September 23. “Burning coal, oil, and gas produce the...

Heavy rainfall likely in 3 divisions

Staff Reporter: Due to active monsoon heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely at places over Chattogram, Khulna and Barisal divisions during the next 24 hrs commencing 1 pm on Tuesday. Due to very heavy rainfall...

Warning signal for ports withdrawn

Staff Reporter: The Met Office on Tuesday withdrew warning signals for maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra as the weather improved. In a special bulletin, the Met office advised fishing boats and trawlers...

Amazon fires: Seven countries sign forest protection pact

Desk Report Seven South American countries have agreed measures to protect the Amazon river basin, amid global concern over massive fires in the world's largest tropical forest, reports BBC. Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru and...

Keep hoisting signal 3 for maritime ports: Met Office

Staff Reporter: The maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisting local cautionary signal number 3. Steep pressure gradient persists over the North Bay under the influence of a...