Friday, September 20, 2019

Environment

Depression in Bay triggers drizzle; Rain likely until Monday

Desk Report: City dwellers have been experiencing drizzle since early Saturday  due to the influence of deep depression which weakened into depression in the Bay of Bengal. The light rain started falling in the early hours...

UN chief seeks coordinated action for pollution-free world

International Desk: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has highlighted the need for rapid, large-scale and coordinated action by all actors to make the world pollution-free noting the severity of the threats posed by pollution to...

JU campus abuzz with migratory birds

Desk Report: The evergreen campus of Jahanginagar University (JU) resounds with the chirping of thousands of migratory birds. Photo: UNB Jahangirnagar University, Nov 18 (UNB)- Migratory birds have started arriving at the lakes of Jahangirnagar University with...

COP 23 ends without rule book on Paris Agreement

Reportersbd Desk: The 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) ended here on Friday without any major positive outcome about the implementation of the Paris Agreement. The high-level segment of the conference failed...

Climate nemesis, carbon, could become valuable resource

On a dreary November morning, a small party of visitors from around the world boards a boat for an hour-long ride around what was once one of the most polluted waters in the Ruhr...

City noise pollution: Motorcycles, private cars ‘biggest culprits’

Staff Reporter: Motorcycles and private cars are the main sources of noise pollution in the country’s major cities, followed by public buses, says a new survey of the Department of Environment (DoE). The survey shows that...

Severe pollution hits Indian capital, causing health worries

International Desk: Air pollution in India's capital has hit hazardous levels, prompting local officials to ask that schools shut down and a half marathon scheduled later in November be called off. On Tuesday, the readings of...

CO2 growth level hits record high in 2016: UN

The amount of carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere grew at record rate in 2016 to a level not seen for millions of years, potentially fuelling a 20-metre rise in sea levels and adding...

Bangladesh among countries with least forest area in Asia

Rbd Desk : According to the data of Asian Development Bank, 2016, Bangladesh has only 11.2% of forest area . Among Asian countries, Laos has the highest percentage of forest area which is 92.1 percentage of...

Prince Harry helps relocate 500 elephants in Malawi

Rbd Desk : Newly released photos and video show Prince Harry helping to herd elephants in Africa during the summer. The images released on Friday show Harry working with conservationists in Malawi to help relocate roughly...