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India plans dam on Brahmaputra to offset Chinese construction upstream

The river, also known as the Yarlung Tsangbo in China, flows from Tibet into India’s Arunachal Pradesh state and down through Assam to Bangladesh

India plans dam on Brahmaputra to offset Chinese construction upstream

China to end all waste imports on 1 Jan

China’s solid waste imports stood at 13.48 million tonnes last year -- down from 22.63 million tonnes in 2018 -- and that figure for the first 10 months of this year was down 42.7 per cent year on ...

orkers remove garbage from the Yangtze River in Yichang, in central China's Hubei province on 26 November 2020

UK’s sole hydrogen car maker bets on green revolution

While conventional battery-powered electric cars may be a few miles ahead in the zero-emission vehicle race, the company is betting that nascent hydrogen technology will fuel the cars of the future

A Rasa hydrogen-powered car, manufactured by Riversimple, is pictured in Llandgynidr, near Brecon in Wales on 23 November 2020

HC seeks quick action on curbing Dhaka’s air pollution

The High Court on Tuesday ordered the authorities concerned to take steps and submit a report within 30 days to implement its nine-point directive to bring down the air pollution level in Dhaka and ...

HC seeks quick action on curbing Dhaka’s air pollution

IDCOL gets US$ 256.5m from Green Climate Fund

This is the first concessional GCF credit line for Bangladesh, as well as the first private sector financing of GCF in the country. So far, it is also the largest approved funding proposal for any ...

IDCOL gets US$ 256.5m from Green Climate Fund

Climate change worsening Australia's extreme weather: scientists

Climate change is already buffeting Australia with extreme bushfires, droughts and cyclones, and the fossil-fuel reliant country should brace for worse to come, according to the country's top science ...

A fallen tree rests on a burned car after a wildfire destroyed the Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat in Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, Australia, 23 January, 2020.

Ultimate social media revenge: Greta Thunberg mocks Trump in his own words

Thunberg’s tweet was the exact copy of the one that Trump posted in December 2019 criticising the Time magazine’s decision to name her “Person of the Year”

Ultimate social media revenge: Greta Thunberg mocks Trump in his own words

Rich nations fall short on climate finance pledge

Wealthy countries are falling short on a decade-old promise come due to ramp up climate finance for the developing world, according to a semi-official report released Friday

United Nations members on Sunday adopt a format for national pledges to cut greenhouse gases, the heart of a planned pact to defeat climate change. AFP

Coal-fired power plants

Environment-friendly energy production must be promoted

Despite the global trend to move away from coal-fired power plants, Bangladesh has been noticeably dependent on the use of coal in power production. It must move away from this and opt for more ...

Solar-energy panels

Extraction of coal for power generation not feasible: Nasrul Hamid

State minister for power, energy and mineral resources Nasrul Hamid has said that all studies till now show that local coal extraction for power generation is neither feasible nor cost-effective.

Extraction of coal for power generation not feasible: Nasrul Hamid
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