‘Step up adaptation to climate change or risk enormous toll’

FILE PHOTO: Vehicles are submerged at a plot flooded by the Chamelecon River due to heavy rain caused by Storm Iota in Honduras on November 19, 2020 Reuters A changing climate, including more severe floods and droughts, could depress growth in global food production by up to 30% by 2050 More than 3,000 scientists on […]

Bangladesh taking steps to tackle climate change: Environm…

Bangladesh taking steps to tackle climate change: Environm...

Bangladesh is fully committed to take all measures to tackle climate change to protect the people from its adverse impacts, Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Md Shahab Uddin said Monday. While adaptation is a major priority, Bangladesh has also shown its commitment to low carbon development in its quest for sustainable development, he […]

Environmental justice key to tackling climate change, campaigners tell Biden

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Published: January 15, 2021 12:39:49 | Updated: January 15, 2021 21:04:59 US President-elect Joe Biden must place environmental justice at the heart of his plans to tackle climate change by tailoring policies to address the global inequalities at the root of the crisis, guests in a Reuters Next panel said on Thursday. Biden has pledged […]

Tigers stalk as storms, poverty force Indians deep into mangrove forests

SATJELIA, India (Reuters) – On a warm November afternoon, Parul Haldar balanced precariously on the bow of a small wooden dinghy, pulling in a long net flecked with fish from the swirling brown river. Men on a boat row past mangrove trees encircling the island of Satjelia in the Sundarbans, India, December 15, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree […]

Technologies that will change agriculture

Technologies that will change agriculture

Robert Saik, ag futurist and CEO of AGvisorPRO, says he is building his next company based on the assumption that rural broadband will sweep across the world soon. “Whether it’s Bezos or Musk or Loon, somebody will crack the code and we will have connectivity on the farm to connect everything together, from grain bins […]

Financing climate change induced loss and damage in Bangladesh

The scope for public-private partnerships The impacts of climate change are becoming increasingly apparent with rising sea levels, warming temperatures, and increased frequency and severity of extreme weather events already being observed across the globe. There is an overwhelming body of evidence which suggests that these hazards will intensify in coming years, triggering far-reaching consequences […]

Melting Arctic: Bangladesh’s biggest climate change concern!

Melting Arctic: Bangladesh’s biggest climate change concern!

Bangladesh should and must be among the observers in the Arctic Council. If all ice from the Greenland Ice Sheets and from the mountains of the Arctic were to melt, global sea level will rise ~7.9 m. Then Bangladesh does not stand a chance!! Humankind must appreciate – sea level was 4 to 6 m […]

2020 ties with 2016 as world’s hottest year on record, EU climate change service says

2020 ties with 2016 as world's hottest year on record, EU climate change service says

After an exceptionally warm winter and autumn in Europe, the continent experienced its hottest year on record in 2020, while the Arctic suffered extreme heat and atmospheric concentrations of planet-warming carbon dioxide continued to rise. Scientists said the latest data underscored the need for countries and corporations to slash greenhouse gas emissions quickly enough to […]

More homes could be built on Escambia County agriculture land under proposed zoning change

More homes could be built on Escambia County agriculture land under proposed zoning change

Madison Arnold   | Pensacola News Journal Some residents are concerned a vague proposed agriculture zoning change might allow for more homes to be built on farmland in Escambia County. The Planning Board voted 4-2 Tuesday to recommend the change to the Board of County Commissioners. If eventually passed, the change would allow for owners to split off […]