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  • Protect vultures from extinction in S Asia: experts

    Experts have stressed the need for strengthening regional cooperation to protect vultures from extinction in South Asia.

  • Carrying flammable substances inside Sundarbans banned

    Bangladesh has prohibited carrying any type of flammable substances inside the Sundarbans to prevent occurrences of fire at the world heritage site in summer.

  • Shut feed factories

    Shut feed factories that use tannery waste: HC

    The High Court directs the authorities concerned of the government to immediately stop the operation of poultry and fish feed factories across the country that use hazardous tannery waste for production and to submit a report to it after complying with the directive within a month.

  • EU parliament approves ban on single use plastics

    European lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Wednesday for an EU-wide ban on single-use plastic products such as the straws, cutlery and cotton buds that are clogging the world's oceans.

  • Plastic pollution: Name the brands, shame the brands

    The standard narrative of the Southeast Asia plastic crisis has a puzzling blind spot. The typical story goes that consumers and governments shoulder all the blame—consumers for using and then tossing out too much plastic, and governments for not instituting adequate waste management systems. But that narrative obviously doesn’t tell the whole story.

  • Turag river in Mirpur

    BIWTA continues eviction on Turag banks

    Authorities are pulling down illegal establishments along the banks of Turag River in Mirpur. Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) demolished at least three buildings in Kaundia Ghat area.

  • Dr Saleemul Huq

    Dr Saleemul among world’s 100 most influentials in climate policy

    Dr Saleemul Huq, director of International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), has been named among the “World’s 100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy for 2019”, with the likes of David Attenborough and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

  • Air Pollution Effects in Dhaka

    HC seeks report on air pollution from DoE

    The High Court has directed the director general of Department of Environment (DoE) to submit a report on what step the organization have taken to prevent air pollution in Dhaka.

  • Record Australian heat brings fire to scorched land

    Firefighters battled 25 blazes across the Australian state of Victoria as a record-breaking heatwave delivered the hottest start to March on record for the southern third of the country.

  • Pakistan to lodge 'eco-terrorism' complaint against India

    Pakistan plans to lodge a complaint of "eco-terrorism" against India after airstrikes by New Delhi in Pakistani territory this week damaged dozens of trees, its climate change minister tells.