1d ago| Climate Change

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.

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.

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. 

2w ago| Climate crisis

Over 8,000 fish enclosures washed away in Bagerhat tidal surge

More than 8,000 fish enclosures in Bagerhat have been washed away by tidal surges triggered by the depression over the Bay of Bengal, said the district fisheries department today (September 14, 2022).

September 18, 2022
September 18, 2022

At least one killed, hundreds trapped as 6.8 magnitude earthquake hits Taiwan

A strong earthquake struck southeastern Taiwan on Sunday, killing at least one person, bringing down a handful of buildings and tearing up roads -- but forecasters said the threat of a regional tsunami had passed.

September 18, 2022
September 18, 2022

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.

September 17, 2022
September 17, 2022

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.

September 17, 2022
September 17, 2022

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. 

September 14, 2022
September 14, 2022

Over 8,000 fish enclosures washed away in Bagerhat tidal surge

More than 8,000 fish enclosures in Bagerhat have been washed away by tidal surges triggered by the depression over the Bay of Bengal, said the district fisheries department today (September 14, 2022).

September 14, 2022
September 14, 2022

Int’l Conference on Sustainable Fisheries Sept 16-18

The International Conference on Sustainable Fisheries-2022 is going to be held on September 16-18 at Sylhet Agricultural University.

September 13, 2022
September 13, 2022

Tidal surges flood low-lying areas in 5 districts

Low-lying areas in Bagerhat, Jhalakathi, Bhola, Satkhira and Khulna districts have been inundated due to tidal surges caused by the depression over Bay of Bengal.

September 11, 2022
September 11, 2022

“We don't want relief materials; we want a dam to prevent erosion”

Several hundred people, who were recently affected by erosion of the Dharla river, formed a human chain for an hour on the river bank in Phulbari upazila in Kurigram this (September 11, 2022) noon demanding a dam to prevent erosion.

September 11, 2022
September 11, 2022

Death toll rises to 5 in Papua New Guinea earthquake

A 7.6-magnitude earthquake shook Papua New Guinea Sunday, damaging buildings, triggering landslides and killing at least five people, with several others severely injured.

September 10, 2022
September 10, 2022

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits Indonesia, no tsunami warning

An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 struck the region of Papua in Indonesia on Saturday and has no potential to trigger a tsunami, the country's geophysics agency (BMKG) said.