Environment Multimedia

Environment Multimedia

Abul Bashar: Narrating stories of the marginalised

Abul Bashar Rahman has been eager to learn about the environment since his school days. As he started studying economics at the British Columbia University of Canada three years ago, he went in-depth into the matter. He found out how massive industrialisation in the global North was mostly respo

Green Tex: Eco-friendly garment factory in Mymensingh's Bhaluka

A unit of Green Textile Limited of Bangladesh topped the list of eco-friendly factories in February this year.

Are migratory birds still being hunted in Sylhet?

In Sylhet's Hakaluki Haor, some poachers are killing migratory birds using traps and poison. The birds are then sold to various local markets.

All the city's waste dumped under the open sky

About two lakh citizens live in Pabna municipal area but without a proper waste management system. Although upgraded to a first-class municipality in 1989, all the waste in the city is still being dumped under the open sky. This is resulting in a public health hazard in the town.

River erosion following flood cause for distress in Sirajganj

Severe river erosion following the floods has affected five upazilas in Sirajganj. During this monsoon, around a thousand families have lost their homes.

How did the flood situation worsen so fast?

Will we be able to handle it if the flood situation worsens further?

Tree planted per newborn in Gaibandha village

It has become the norm in Mathorpara village of Gaibandha that a tree is planted immediately after the birth of a child. Villeger Gopal Chandra is behind this wonderful initiative.

Climate Change: Bangladesh one of the most vulnerable countries

We're witnessing unexpected changes in the global climate following global warming. What are the risks for Bangladesh? How severe are they?

Jhau forest, houses being lost to tidal waves in Kuakata

One of the main attractions of the Kuakata beach used to be the lush greenery of Kewra, Gewa Kadai and Jhau trees. However, many of these trees in Gangamati Char and Kawar Char in Kuakata are being washed away by huge tidal waves. Not just trees, houses too are being washed away into the sea.

19 Himalayan vultures freed in nature

Vultures and other birds migrate in search of food during winter. Sometimes they fall sick due to lack of food while travelling such long distances.

Kuakata's conserved coastal forest being razed

Climate change has put the entire world at risk of natural calamities. Bangladesh faces a greater risk because it is a coastal country.

Once mighty Louhajang river now reduced to a canal

Once upon a time, Louhajang River in Tangail used to bear large cargo boats and passenger launches. But now, owing to the construction of a sluice gate, siltation and lack of water have virtually turned it into a canal.

The team that rescued more than 2,000 snakes

Wherever a snake is in danger, the Snake Rescue Team Bangladesh arrives to help.

A bird sanctuary protected by villagers in Pabna

Urbanisation has become unstoppable and nature's green is being overtaken by concrete jungles. As a result, animal habitats and bird sanctuaries are disappearing.

Why are elephants attacking human settlements?

Evidence suggests Alexander the Great’s march of global conquest came to a halt when he heard the stories of a great nation east of the Ganges - Gangaridai - and its massive army of war elephants. Chittagong used to provide elephants and trainers to the British Empire, the Mughal Empire and even the Roman Empire.

Belarus national’s diverse roof garden in Bangladesh

Ala Imran was born in Belarus. She is an architect by profession. She came to Bangladesh in 1994 with her husband Ashik Imran. They started a family in Chattogram. Ala and Ashik established their architecture firm Fialka.

In Chattogram, 3,000 water bodies perished in 10 years

Due to encroachment, soil filling, and pollution, many ponds and lakes in Chattogram city are disappearing.

Land grabbing, pollution pushing Bhairab to ruin?

Bhairab river, running through Khulna, has now lost its vitality because of severe pollution and blatant illegal land grabbing. Apparently, the accusation falls on authority’s inaction to stop the locally powerful perpetrators.