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90pc Dhaka dwellers affected by air pollution

Staff Reporter: Around 90 per cent of the dwellers in Dhaka city are affected due to severe air pollution in the capital, speakers at a human chain programme today said. They also expressed grave concern as...

Climate change-induced salinity affecting soil across coastal Bangladesh

Desk Report: As a country with a large coastline, the adverse impacts of saltwater intrusion are significant in Bangladesh. Salinity mainly affects land and water in the coastal areas. With the consequence of climate change, it...

Heavy smog, worsened by weather, raises alarm across Asia

International Desk : Unusually high levels of smog worsened by weather patterns are raising alarm across Asia, with authorities in Thailand's hazy capital Bangkok opting to hand out face masks and step up enforcement of...

Illegal brick kilns in Faridpur, Magura fuel cropland destruction

Desk Report: The once verdant banks of Madhumati River, separating Faridpur’s Boalmari Upazila from Magura’s Mohammadpur, are now blighted by illegal brick factories thriving on a growing demand for the construction material. The brick kilns, mostly...

Cyclone ‘Pabuk’ weakened into deep depression over Andaman Sea

Desk Report: Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted distant cautionary signal no one as Cyclone 'Pabuk' weakened into deep depression over Andaman Sea. The deep depression over...

Signal 2 at maritime ports over cyclone Pabuk

Desk Report: Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted distant warning signal no 2 as the cyclonic storm ‘Pabuk’ over the Andaman sea and adjoining areas moved...

Disorder in Bangladesh’s Traditional Six Seasons Changing Its Agriculture Calendar

Desk Report: Bangladesh, one of the most densely populated countries in the world, has long been witnessing an abnormal shift in its traditional six seasons due to changes in temperature, wind-flow and rainfall patterns, threatening...

Winter chill in northern & western districts; people shiver

Desk Report: The sweeping cold wave, accompanied by dense fog, is making the life harder for the residents of Panchagarh, Chuadanga and Chapainawabganj districts. According to the Met office here, the mercury dropped below 6 degrees...

Severe cold wave sweeping over 5 dists

Staff Reporter: Severe cold wave is sweeping over the regions of Rajshahi, Panchagarh, Dinajpur, Kurigram  and Chuadanga. Besides, mild to moderate cold wave is sweeping over Rangpur, Rajshahi and Khulna divisions, said a met office bulletin...

Indonesia issues ‘extreme weather’ warning for tsunami-hit coast near Krakatau

Reuters, Tanjung Lesung, Indonesia : Indonesian authorities warned today of ‘‘extreme weather and high waves’’ around the erupting Anak Krakatau volcano, urging people to stay away from the coast already devastated by a tsunami that...