Monkeys steal coronavirus blood samples in India
Monkeys have been increasingly straying into human settlements in India and causing disturbances, even attacking people. Environmentalists say the destruction of natural habitat is the main reason ...
4 June 2020, 6:31
Air pollution worsened by illegal brick kilns
One in every three brick kilns of the country is illegal, without the required clearance or any environment-friendly technology. There are over 3000 such brick kilns in the country, according to a ...
29 November 2019, 6:58
Near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises hatched
Newly-hatched tortoises take their first steps at a Bangladesh conservation park, their feet barely visible under hard shells that carry the weight of the species on their backs.These tiny newborns ...
29 November 2019, 5:19
Oil spilled over Karnaphuli poses environmental threat
Huge oil has spilled into the Karnaphuli river from a ship following a collision with another one in the Dolphin Oil Jetty-3 area of Chittagong port early Thursday, posing a serious threat to the ...
26 October 2019, 17:02
Solar-power to replace diesel in running irrigation pumps
The government has initiated a move to declare a roadmap for replacing diesel-run irrigation pumps with solar-powered ones across the country.Under the roadmap, some 100,000 diesel-operated ...
19 October 2019, 9:13
Committee to determine impact of Rohingya camps on environment
No more forestland would be given to the Rohingyas staying at camps in Cox’s Bazar, said Saber Hossain Chowdhury, chief of the parliamentary standing committee on environment, forest and ...
19 October 2019, 3:57
No more deep tube wells in Dhaka
The system employed to meet Dhaka metropolitan’s ever increasing demand for water is risky and lacks foresightedness. Around 78 per cent of the demand is being extracted from beneath the ...
1 October 2019, 6:41
PM Hasina terms Rohingya crisis a regional threat
With a pleading that Myanmar must manifest a clear political will for sustainable return and reintegration of Rohingyas to their homeland, prime minister Sheikh Hasina has placed a four-point ...
28 September 2019, 3:59
Painting and planting for the planet
A programme with the title 'Plant for Planet' was organised at Bottomley Home Girls High School in Tejgaon, Dhaka on Sunday. It was the 42nd event organised by environmental organisation, Green ...
29 August 2019, 10:30
Hundreds of new fires in Amazon Forest of Brazil
Hundreds of new fires are raging in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, official data showed Saturday, as thousands of troops were made available to help fight the worst blazes in years following a ...
25 August 2019, 3:42