Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Environment

Case filed over coal-laden cargo capsize in Sundarbans

Desk Report: A case has been filed accusing nine persons over the capsize of a coal-laden cargo vessel in the Pashur River in Mongla upazila near the Sundarbans. But police have been unable as yet...

Factories fined for polluting environment

Staff Reporter: The Department of Environment (DoE) on Tuesday fined eight factories Tk 20 lakh for polluting the environment in Dhaka, Savar, Gazipur and Jamalpur. As part of the drive against the environment pollution, the DoE...

In’t Noise Awareness Day to be observed Wednesday

Staff Reporter: International Noise Awareness Day 2018 is going to be observed in Bangladesh on Wednesday, with its theme as ‘Protect their Hearing, Protect their Health’. Since 1996, the International Noise Awareness Day, a global campaign,...

Google Doodle celebrates Earth Day 2018

Desk Report: Google collaborates Earth Day 2018 with renowned ethologist and conservationist Dr Jane Goodall to speak about our planet’s future. In the illustrated video of Doodle, she speaks about the conversation efforts and animal welfare. The...

Rosatom, Nat’l Geographic tie up to work on global warming

Desk Report: Russian state nuclear agency Rosatom has tied up with National Geographic Channel to work on global warming. The Rosatom and National Geographic announced their new bonding at the Palace of Neptune at Madrid in...

Rain is relief, rain is pain in Dhaka

Desk Report: When there is a brief spell of shower during the sultry weather in Dhaka, the city dwellers welcome it as they can have a sigh of relief from perennial dust menace as well...

Nature Festival held at JU

Staff Reporter: A daylong ‘Nature Festival 2018’ was held at Jahangirnagar University (JU) campus on Friday. JU environmentalists’ organisation, Natural Conservation Initiative (NCI), organised the festival with the slogan ‘Reduce Pollution, Save the Nature’ at Jahir...

Scientists harvest 1st vegetables in Antarctic greenhouse

Desk Report: Scientists in Antarctica have harvested their first crop of vegetables grown without earth, daylight or pesticides as part of a project designed to help astronauts cultivate fresh food on other planets. Researchers at Germany's...

190 establishments within 10 km of Sundarbans: Report

Desk Report: There are 190 industries and factories within 10 kilometres of the Sundarbans, according to a report submitted by the state to the High Court. Among them, a total 24 industries and factories are under...

Mudslide losses top $421 million in hard-hit California town

Desk Reporter: More than $421 million in claims have been filed since deadly mudslides tore through the coastal community of Montecito during extremely heavy January rains, California's insurance commissioner said Monday. Insurers have received more than...