Nature

How to deal with weather changes

  Many parts of Bangladesh are experiencing a slow start to the winter season and nowadays the weather changes suddenly from warm and humid, to cool and dry or the other way around.   The sudden changes can make you feel under the Thursday, December 1st, 2016

The blame-game over climate change

  The Industrial Revolution is largely blamed for climate change that is almost self-evident in today’s world.  However, it is revealed that pre-industrial deforestation caused about 9 percent of today's global warming.  Humans started this change long before the Industrial Revolution, Thursday, November 24th, 2016

IUCN World Conservation Congress: My Hawai’i Commitment

  The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is an organization of about 1300 members and over 1600 experts who assess the state of the world’s natural resources from over 160 different countries. The members decide the global conservation agenda Thursday, September 29th, 2016

World Wildlife Day: The Call of the Wild

  It must sound plainly ridiculous to imagine a world without wildlife. Or at least our world, as handed down through generations, over epochs spanning history, or our human memory. Every civilisation, by-and-large, or all the ones that forged some lasting Saturday, March 12th, 2016

Comprehensive Disaster Management: The Road to Resilience

Set at the mouth of three great rivers that flow through the low-lying land to pour their waters into the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh is a land of 144,000 square kilometres where more than 160 million people crammed into. Because Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Climate change to hit Bangladesh transport sector hard: UN expert

Climate change will severely affect Bangladesh’s transport sector in the future raising the costs of operation, maintenance, repair and rehabilitation, according to a UN transport expert.   Citing a 2014 World Bank study, UNESCAP transport expert Abdul Quium said increased salinity in Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Halfway to Paris summit, differences unchanged

Climate negotiators have gathered in Bonn to work towards a global deal to be signed at the Paris summit this December. But differences between developing and developed countries remain as wide as ever.   Governments are not renegotiating the United Nations Framework Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Captive elephants could be used to promote ecotourism

The elephants which are in direct human care and control should be used in ecotourism to attract tourists to visit the country’s beautiful spots and avoid the incidents of elephant trampling like the one happened in Bagerhat recently, say wildlife Thursday, June 4th, 2015

To breathe or not to breathe

The government has decided to introduce a national Air Quality Index (AQI) to identify the level of air pollution in the country’s major cities, including capital Dhaka, and thus help people stay aware about ‘bad air’ days.   “We’ve already sent a Thursday, May 7th, 2015

At Water’s Edge

    Syed Zain Al Mahmood   As the ground gives way beneath her feet, the woman hacks frantically at the green jute stalks. They’re not ripe yet, but the woman has no choice. She’s rushing to salvage what little she can before the Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
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