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May 21, 2022
May 21, 2022

Flood batters 657km roads in Sylhet, Sunamganj

Around 657 kilometres of 153 roads in Sylhet and Suamganj have been submerged due to flood as the water of the river Surma and Kushiyara is still flowing above the danger level.

April 22, 2022
April 22, 2022

Ending deforestation by 2030: An empty promise?

Bangladesh is amazingly green. Yet, historically, our natural forests have always been limited. In 2000, the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics estimated our total forest area to be 2.6 million hectares.

January 15, 2020
January 15, 2020

‘All in God’s hands’: Volcano evacuees hunker down in Philippines

“It’s all in God’s hands now. We are not sure if we will have a home to return to,” says a evacuee in the Philippines of the volcano that threatens to bury their homes forever.

July 22, 2019
July 22, 2019

Dr Kamal seeks nat’l dialogue to tackle flood

Stating that the government cannot alone tackle the current flood, Gono Forum President Dr Kamal Hossain calls for holding a national dialogue to find ways to effectively overcome the natural disaster.

July 18, 2019
July 18, 2019

Disaster management ministry to remain open Friday, Saturday

The Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief will remain open on next Friday and Saturday for overall coordination and supervision of flood situation that has worsened in different districts in last couple of days.

August 27, 2017
August 27, 2017

Cyclones and climate change: Connecting the dots

Scientists freely acknowledge they don't know everything about how global warming affects hurricanes, but what they do know is enough to keep them up at night.

July 7, 2016
July 7, 2016

Massive typhoon hurtles towards Taiwan

Taiwan braces itself for the arrival of a vast typhoon, expected to hit the island on July 8, 2016.

December 23, 2015
December 23, 2015

Man found alive after China landslide

A man buried in rubble for almost three days after a landslide hit Shenzhen in China is pulled out alive, state media says.

October 4, 2015
October 4, 2015

Guatemala landslide: Death toll rises to 73

The Guatemalan authorities say the number of people killed in the hillside collapsed in El Cambray has risen to 73.

August 8, 2015
August 8, 2015

At least 4 dead as typhoon Soudelor hits Taiwan

Powerful Typhoon Soudelor is battering Taiwan with strong winds and heavy rain, leaving at least four people dead.