Environment

Sundari disappearing fast in Sundarbans for salinity, diseases

Sundari disappearing fast in Sundarbans for salinity, diseases

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Sundari tree, one of the most extensively found mangrove species in the Sundarbans, are disappearing for various diseases, including 'top-dying disease' which has killed 15 percent trees since the 80s. In the last 30 years, 1.44 million cubic meter Sundari trees worth Tk 2,000 crore have been destroyed after being affected by 'top-dying disease', said…
Heat wave kills 19 in Canada
Turning plastic wastes to resources
Use jute bags, break up with plastics: PM
Huge iceberg off Greenland sparks flooding fears
Global warming: Bangladesh at ‘risk’ in struggle to stay cool

Global warming: Bangladesh at ‘risk’ in struggle to stay cool

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Bangladesh is among the countries ‘most at risk’ as a study on Monday showed that more than a billion people in the world are at risk from a lack of air conditioning and refrigeration to keep them cool and to preserve food and medicines as global warming brings more high temperatures. More electricity demand for…
Met office forecasts rain over country

Met office forecasts rain over country

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Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind and lightning flashes are likely to occur at many places across the country in the next 24 hours ending 9:00 am tomorrow. “Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind and lightning flashes are likely to occur at many places over…
Earth’s intact forests vanishing at accelerating pace: Scientists

Earth's intact forests vanishing at accelerating pace: Scientists

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Earth's intact forests shrank by an area larger than Austria every year from 2014 to 2016 at a 20 percent faster rate than during the previous decade, scientists said Wednesday as the UN unveiled an initiative to harness the "untapped potential" of the land sector to fight climate change. Despite a decades-long effort to halt…
Guppy fish an effective dengue mosquito control method

Guppy fish an effective dengue mosquito control method

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Guppy fish can be one of the five most effective forms of dengue control, as these tiny fish can be placed in water vessels in and around homes, where they will eat the larvae of dengue-transmitting mosquitoes. The goal is to reduce the mosquito population as much as possible, and lower the incidence of dengue…