Mobilise global support to address climate refugee issue: PM to G20

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the G20 has a greater responsibility to come forward with stronger commitment to mobilise global support to address the issue of displacement or climate refugees. "Peace and security of all will largely depend on how we'll be able to manage this forced displacement of innocent people," she said.  The…

DoE fines Water Development Board Tk 10.6 lakh for damaging river

The Department of Environment (DoE) Chattogram region fined the Water Development Board for damaging Bakkhali River in Cox's Bazar through the unplanned lifting of sand from the river. The fine was imposed after a hearing at the DoE office at Khulsi area of the port city yesterday. Nazim Hossen Sheikh, assistant director of DoE (region),…

RMCH, adjacent areas turn into shelter for birds

Rajshahi Medical College campus and areas around the hospital premises have turned into a haven for birds, with hundreds of Asian openbill (locally known as shamukkhol), night heron, and cormorants nesting and breeding there. The birds have been making their nests on the trees on the RMC campus and hospital premises, and around Rajshahi Central…

Ctg DoE fines 5 businesses Tk 23.5 lakh for environmental damage

The Department of Environment (DoE) in Chattogram region fined five businesses including Ashuganj 400MW combined cycle power plant Tk 23 lakh 50 thousand for damaging the environment. The fines were imposed after a hearing at the DoE office in Khulshi today. Mohammad Moazzom Hossain, director of DoE (Chattogram region) told The Daily Star that the…

Fires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest surge in July, worst in recent days

The number of fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest jumped 28% in July from a year ago, official data showed on Saturday, as some environmentalists warned a jump this week could signal a repeat of last year's surging destruction of the world's largest rainforest. Brazil's space research agency Inpe recorded 6,803 fires in the Amazon last…