2709 birds of 41 species observed at Padma river on day one of waterbird census

On day one of the Asian Waterbird Census-2021, at least 2,709 birds of 41 different species were found at the char areas of Padma River today. The Asian Waterbird Census-2021 is being jointly conducted under International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Linnaeus University Wildbird Monitoring Programme. The week-long census started today and…

Ctg DoE fines steel mill Tk 10 lakh for polluting air

The Department of Environment (DoE) today fined a steel mill in Chattogram city Tk 10 lakh for releasing suspended particulate matter (SPM) beyond the set limit. The DoE slapped the fine on Saleh Steel Mill after a hearing at its office in Khulsi area of the port city. Mohammed Nurullah Nuri, director of DoE (Chattogram…

DoE fines 12 businesses for pollution, violation of environmental laws

Department of Environment (DoE) in Chattogram region today fined 12 businesses Tk 6,61,000 for polluting environment and breaking environmental laws. DoE imposed the fine after a hearing at its office in Khulshi area of the port city. Mohammad Moazzom Hossain, DoE regional director, said Sakura Steel Limited in Cumilla was fined Tk 60,000 for a…

Greenhouse gas levels at new high, despite Covid-19 measures

Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the main driver of climate change, hit record highs last year and have continued climbing this year, despite measures to halt the pandemic, the UN said Monday. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said lockdowns, border closures, flight groundings and other measures to rein in the coronavirus crisis had indeed cut…

Bangladeshi researchers find new-to-science species of fish around St Martin's Island

Researchers from the Aquatic Bioresource Research Lab (ABR Lab) of the Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University have recently discovered a new-to-science species of fish from St Martin's island. It has been named Pomacentrus bangladeshius (Bengal demoiselle) inspired by the name of the country. In Bangla, the researchers are calling it 'Pettoli' as this is the name by which…