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

Tigers to benefit from royal wedding

  Dr Anwar Hossain   The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is delighted to have been chosen by Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton as a beneficiary of their generous wedding charitable gift fund.   To celebrate the happy occasion of their marriage on the Friday, April 8th, 2011
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