New wind farm financing in Europe to face delays in 2020: report

FILE PHOTO: Power-generating windmill turbines are seen at a wind park in Flesquieres near Cambrai, France March 3, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal RossignolLONDON (Reuters) - Investment in new wind power projects in Europe fell almost 25% to 19 billion euros ($20.7 billion) in 2019 compared to a year earlier and projects are likely to face financing delays…

Vulnerable porpoise, dolphin found dead in Cox’s Bazar in the span of 2 days

On regular days, you will be hard-pressed to find much biodiversity along the beaches of Cox's Bazar. Even coming across a jellyfish, has resulted in squeals from many a visitor. So, a sighting of a large marine mammal, albeit dead, is reason for news. That too, two days in a row. Yesterday, an Indo-Pacific Finless…

Bonayan: Largest private sector-driven afforestation programme celebrating 40 years

Around two decades ago, Joynal Abedin would not have thought of owning a property or business institution as he was struggling to earn a livelihood. The man, hailing from Shimulia village under Mirpur upazila of Kushtia, worked his land and had a small business. In 2003, he got the chance to participate in a workshop…

The million promises and little perils of bird-watching by the coast of Bangladesh

Abida Rahman ChowdhuryMarch 09, 2020 Shorebirds blending in perfectly with their habitat. Sometimes, from afar they appear as little dots until you notice them moving. Photos: Sayam U Chowdhury It is years ago now. The day I took a bus to the southernmost tip of Bangladesh with a group of people wearing khaki-coloured shirts, two-in-one…

Pangolin injured by locals in Moulvibazar rescued

Despite its endangered status and international efforts to conserve the species, an Indian Pangolin was tied and beaten up by locals in Habiganj's Chunarughat upazila today. Locals have said they bound the scaly animal as they had not encountered it before and they feared it would attack, reports our Moulvibazar correspondent. The good news is…