Bangladesh has tabled a draft resolution titled “Use of Natural Fibres such as Jute and Sisal” at the United Nations for its consideration during the 74th General Assembly.
Carp spawning spot Halda River, polluter plant fined
Chittagong, July 17 –The Department of Environment on Wednesday suspended the production of Picking power plant in Hathazari Upazila and fined it Tk 20 lakh (Taka 2mn) on the charge of polluting Halda river by dumping wastes. The Halda is…
8000 kilos carp fries netted from Halda River in BD in 2 hrs
Chittagong, May 26 –Fishermen collected around 8,000 kg eggs from the Halda River, the only natural fish spawning waterbody in South Asia, on Saturday night. Mother fishes of different species released eggs in the Halda River. Fishermen initiated netting eggs…
Limestone deposit at Naogaon can meet country’s demand
Bangladesh on Thursday announced the discovery of the biggest ever limestone deposit in its northern district of Naogaon, capable of meeting the entire demand of the country’s cement industry.
Late winter thunder-hail storm turns city weather pleasant
Dhaka – A 10-minute long nor’wester accompanied by hailstorm and heavy rainfall swept over the capital on Wednesday. Met office sources said the storm lashed several places in the capital and its surrounding areas at about 11:50am. Hit by the…
Four-nations expert group on water management on cards
Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) today decided to form an experts group for exchanging best practices in water resources management and on specifics of the identified projects, power trade, inter grid connectivity, flood forecasting and other areas of possible…
Black hole’s blast stunts birth of stars
Winds blasted out by the giant black holes found at the centre of galaxies are strong enough to stunt the birth of new stars, astronomers have found.
Stern warning: Legally-binding climate deal ‘not necessary’
A legally-binding international treaty may not be the best way to tackle climate change.
UK’s warmest year on record predicted
This year could be the UK’s warmest for almost 250 years as measured by the world’s oldest temperature record, say researchers.
13 cyclone shelters being constructed in Koyra: 30,000 can take refuge
Construction works of thirteen school-cum-cyclone shelters in coastal Koyra upazila of the district are progressing fast with a February-deadline.
Risk from extreme weather set to rise
Climate change and population growth will hugely increase the risk to people from extreme weather, a report says.
Powerful quake jolts Bangladesh
A strong earthquake jolted the capital and some other parts of the country on Wednesday night. The quake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale shook Dhaka, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Khulna, Bogra and Pirojpur at 10:25pm, said Met office. The epicentre of…
Case filed over launch mishap
Police have filed a case four days after a launch capsized in the Meghna River at Munshiganj’s Gazaria, killing scores of people. Gazaria Police Station SI Haider Hossain Akhand filed the case early on Monday accusing the owner of the…
Sunken launch salvaged in Munshiganj, death toll 28
Rescuers have pulled out 28 bodies from the Meghna until Friday afternoon after a passenger ferry sank on way to Sureshwar from Dhaka on Thursday. MV Miraj-4 was caught in a storm around 4:30pm on Thursday and sank near Daulatdia…
Allocation of more fund for disaster management urged
Speakers at a discussion on Tuesday urged the government for allocating more money for scaling up the disaster resilience of the coastal regions. Speaking at the inauguration of a photo exhibition and a discussion meeting at the Jatiya Press Club,…
Annular solar eclipse Tuesday
An annular eclipse of the sun will occur on Tuesday. The eclipse will start at 9 hours 52 minutes 36 seconds Bangladesh time and will end at 14 hours 14 minutes 30 seconds. The central eclipse will start at 11…
Mainstreaming disaster management urgent, say experts
Experts has stressed the need for mainstreaming the disaster management in policymaking to address the emerging natural and manmade calamities with a view to ensuring the country’s sustainable economic growth. “If we fail to mainstream the disaster management, we won’t…
Global warming not stopped, will go on for centuries: WMO
Geneva – There has been no reverse in the trend of global warming and there is still consistent evidence for man-made climate change, the head of the U.N. World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said on Monday.
Japan snowfall disrupts air, rail and road transport
A severe snow storm warning has been issued in the Japanese capital,Tokyo, with residents urged to stay indoors.
Giant jellyfish found on Australia beach
Scientists in Australia are working to classify a new species of giant jellyfish that washed up on a beach in Tasmania.
Row over plastic bags in UK
A cross-party committee of MPs says the government’s plans for a 5p charge on plastic carrier bags in England are a “complete mess”.
Amazing pictures of storms from America’s Tornado Alley
Photographer Mike Hollingshead chases the storms which form across the US Midwest every spring and summer – taking jaw-dropping photographs of nature’s power.
Rio’s Christ the Redeemer statue’s thumb chipped in storm
A lightning strike has damaged a thumb of Rio de Janeiro’s famous Christ the Redeemer statue. The thumb on the right hand of the 38m (125ft) statue was hit during a storm on Thursday night, officials said.
Using Lightning to Predict Severe Storms
An alternative to costly radar-based weather services could soon be operational in developing nations, to help them detect severe storms more cheaply and quickly.
Wildlife ‘thrived’ in 2013 after hot summer
The hot summer in the UK provided a much-needed boost for wildlife with butterflies, moths and grasshoppers all thriving, the National Trust says.
Heavy rain kills eight in St Vincent
At least eight people died and dozens were forced out of their homes by heavy rain in the Caribbean islands of St Vincent and the Grenadines.
Norfolk seals ‘fared better than feared’ in storm surge
Seals thought to have been lost on the north Norfolk coast due to last week’s storm fared better than feared, experts say.
UK ‘Coronation meadows’ plan seeks to revive wildflower sites
Sixty “Coronation meadows” have been identified across the UK as part of a Coronation anniversary campaign to restore threatened wildflower meadows.
Fruit bats harbour more deadly viruses
Bats harbour more deadly viruses than was previously thought, scientists say.
Children urged to put away screens and play outside
By Judith Burns Children are being urged to take back their “wild time”, swapping 30 minutes of screen use for outdoor activities.