Over 20km of embankments damaged

A total of 20.45 kilometres of flood-control embankments have been damaged in eight upazilas of Patuakhali due to downpour and tidal surge, triggered by depression over the Bay.

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Extreme heat: $6b loss a year in Dhaka’s labour productivity

Dhaka is losing $6 billion worth of labour productivity each year due to heat stress from extreme temperatures, said a study published yesterday.

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake jolts Dhaka, Ctg

Residents of Dhaka, Chattogram and some other cities around the country reported feeling an earthquake this morning.

Thousands in shelters as typhoon Nanmadol hits Japan; tsunami alert issued

Thousands of people took refuge in shelters in southwestern Japan on Sunday as powerful Typhoon Nanmadol churned towards the region, prompting authorities to urge over four million residents to evacuate.

14 killed, 10 missing in Nepal landslide

A landslide triggered by heavy rains killed at least 14 people and injured seven in western Nepal, officials said on Saturday, as rescue workers searched the disaster site to try to find a further 10 missing people.

12 crushed to death as wall collapses amid heavy rains in Lucknow

Heavy rains flooded hundreds of homes, knocked out power and collapsed structures including a wall that crushed 12 people in northern India, officials said Friday. 

October 6, 2022
October 6, 2022

Over 20km of embankments damaged

A total of 20.45 kilometres of flood-control embankments have been damaged in eight upazilas of Patuakhali due to downpour and tidal surge, triggered by depression over the Bay.

October 2, 2022
October 2, 2022

Extreme heat: $6b loss a year in Dhaka’s labour productivity

Dhaka is losing $6 billion worth of labour productivity each year due to heat stress from extreme temperatures, said a study published yesterday.

September 30, 2022
September 30, 2022

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake jolts Dhaka, Ctg

Residents of Dhaka, Chattogram and some other cities around the country reported feeling an earthquake this morning.

September 28, 2022
September 28, 2022

Teesta Erosion: Many houses, vast croplands devoured in a week

Sudden erosion by the Teesta river has taken a serious turn in ​​four upazilas of the district, devouring at least 200 homesteads, different fruit orchards and over 500 bighas of arable land in the last one week.

September 24, 2022
September 24, 2022

"Rich nations can talk on climate but they don't act"

A country of fertile, densely populated deltas, low-lying Bangladesh is among the most vulnerable nations in the world to climate change.

September 23, 2022
September 23, 2022

Women bear the brunt of climate change

The effects of climate change increase the social and economic vulnerabilities of Bangladeshi women by directly impacting their access to food, water, and income, found a national assessment.

September 22, 2022
September 22, 2022

1 dead as 6.8 magnitude earthquake hits Mexico

A powerful magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Mexico early Thursday, causing at least two deaths, damaging buildings and setting off landslides.

September 22, 2022
September 22, 2022

100 families at risk due to Padma erosion

Houses and croplands of over 100 families are at the risk of being devoured by a Padma river tributary due to erosion in Munshiganj Sadar upazila.

September 21, 2022
September 21, 2022

Denmark first country to offer "loss and damage" climate funding to developing nations

Denmark on Tuesday pledged over $13 million (100 million Danish crowns) to support developing nations that have experienced losses caused by climate disruptions, becoming the first country to offer "loss and damage" compensation to the most climate-vulnerable areas.

September 21, 2022
September 21, 2022

Over 300 people killed by floods in Nigeria this year

Floods in Nigeria have killed at least 300 people this year and the situation could worsen due to heavy rainfall and the effects of excess water from a dam in Cameroon that will affect 14 Nigerian states, the disaster management agency said.