The UN agency noted they will continue to urgently seek additional information on the condition of those affected, and urged that they receive adequate medical assistance.
3 of family injured in Dhaka house fire
Three persons of a family sustained burn injuries in a fire that broke out at their residence in the capital in the early hours of Saturday.
Cyclone Yaas: 4 teams to assess damage to Sundarbans
The government has formed four teams to assess the damages to the Sundarbans caused by Cyclone Yaas, which formed in the Bay of Bengal and hit the coastal areas of the country Wednesday.
Invest Less than 1% of World GDP and Tackle Climate Change
A new study finds tripling of current investments into nature-based solutions needed by 2030 to tackle the climate crisis, otherwise, there will be a $4 trillion financing gap.
World now likely to hit watershed 1.5 °C rise in next five years
26 May 2021 – Odds are increasing that the annual average global temperature will rise beyond 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, in at least one of the next five years, the UN weather agency warns in a new report issued on…
Give Rohingyas equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines: Govt urged
Ensure equitable access to COVID vaccines for Rohingya refugees, and improve community outreach efforts to build trust and counter misinformation.
Conserving Tigers, Elephants, Bison: One LPG Stove at a Time
Spread over an area of 906 sq. km and nestled along the border of two states, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu in southern India, Malai Mahadeshwara Hills (MM Hills) was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 2013.
UNGA President appreciates Bhasan Char for Rohingyas
President of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Volkan Bozkir on Tuesday highly appreciated Bangladesh’s efforts for Rohingyas in Bhasan Char.
Biman to resume flights to Saudi Arabia from May 29
National flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines will resume flight operations to Saudi Arabia from May 29.
SDGs: Greater urgency needed to meet environmental goals
Countries are on track to miss the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) relating to environmental protection, two UN entities warn in a new report issued on Saturday to coincide with the International Day for Biological Diversity.
Half of global GDP at risk due to nature loss, analyst says
According to a recent World Economic Forum report, transitioning towards nature-positive economic models in key sectors could provide almost 400 million jobs and over $10 trillion in annual business value by 2030.
Cyclone brewing over Andaman Sea ‘may hit Bangladesh coast’
A low pressure area is brewing over the North Andaman Sea and the adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal, which could intensify into a cyclonic storm, the Met office has said.
Exploring the Rules of Transboundary Infrastructure
Over 100 participants took part in the event, which was co-organised by GWP and the International Water Law Academy (IWLA) of Wuhan University.
Youth Launch ‘Stronger Campaign’ for UN Biodiversity Day
The Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN) has put leaders and policymakers on notice that they are not willing to listen to the same conversations, suggestions and unmet promises, as the world faces a biodiversity crisis.
Climate Crisis: Elephants in the Room are Getting Nastier
The year 2020 will forever be notorious for the COVID-19 pandemic but it might also be known by historians for a precipitous rise in second order climate change consequences — a new elephant in the room.
Virtual Ocean Dialogues 2021: Focus on Climate, Food, Nature
A resilient and abundant ocean is essential to tackling climate change and key to providing sustainable food and jobs that boost recovery around the world.
Climate change affects increasing urbanisation: Study
Air density of Dhaka’s two of the most marginalised low-income slums is four to five times higher above the permission limit of Bangladesh for 24 hours.
70 houses, school gutted in Bandarban fire
At least 70 houses, a primary school and three shops were gutted in a fire which broke out at Talukdarpara in Roangchhari upazila of Bandarban district early Tuesday.
UNHCR’s joint response plan to be launched Tuesday
The 2021 Joint Response Plan (JRP) of US$943 million for the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis will be launched on Tuesday.
Farakka Long March still relevant in Bangladesh: IFC
Recalling the historic Farakka Long March Day, the International Farakka Committee (IFC) on Sunday urged Dhaka and Delhi to sign a treaty to keep 54 common rivers flowing through the two countries from their sources to the sea.
Mild heat weave sweeps parts of country
A mild heat wave is sweeping Dhaka, Rajshahi, Khulna and Barishal divisions, said Bangladesh Metrology Department (BMD).
Study on biodiversity loss calls for global economy rethink
New research examining the major causes of the world’s biodiversity loss calls for an urgent and profound re-organisation of the global post-pandemic economy to prevent further planetary harm.
Rain all over the country during Eid day : Met Office
The Met Office has forecast light to moderate rain all over the country during the day of Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of Muslims.
Writ petition filed against tree cutting at Suhrawardy Udyan
A writ petition was filed at the High Court on Sunday to stop tree cutting at historical Suhrawardy Udyan in the pretext of beautification.
No tree to fell unnecessarily at Suhrawardy Udyan: PD
As the government gives priority to saving trees, no tree will be felled unnecessarily while implementing the mega plan at the historic Suhrawardy Udyan.
Fight to save Dhaka’s ‘oxygen bank’
But the historic park seems to be under threat, having already lost a major portion of its green cover to an ongoing redevelopment project.
Fire breaks out in Sundarbans again
A fire broke out again near Daser Bharani under Sharankhola Range of the Sundarbans East Forest Division on Wednesday, a day after another fire raged through the area on Tuesday .
160 Bangladeshi migrants return from Libya
International Organization for Migration (IOM) facilitated the safe return of 160 Bangladeshi migrants stranded in Libya under its Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR) programme on Wednesday.
Building a Nature-Positive Economy
The planet’s ecosystems are nearing critical tipping points, with extinction rates 100-1,000 times higher than they were a century ago. Our current economic system has put natural resources under ever-increasing pressure.
Sundarbans fire finally under control; probe body formed
The fire, which had raged through Daser Bharani under Sharankhola Range of the Sundarbans East Forest Division for nearly 24 hours since Monday morning, was finally brought under control on Wednesday.