Crab exports to China begin after nine-month gap

Published: July 31, 2021 16:09:47 Bangladesh has restarted the export of crabs to China, its biggest market, after a pause of nine months amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Exports resumed last month after the country fulfilled some conditions set by China over quality control and the use of false certificates, said Niaz Uddin, deputy director […]

Bangladesh resumes crab exports to China after 9-month pandemic hiatus

Bangladesh resumes crab exports to China after 9-month pandemic hiatus

Exports resumed on Jun 2 after the country fulfilled some conditions set by China over quality control and the use of false certificates, said Niaz Uddin, deputy director of the Department of Fisheries. China enlisted five new companies for trade and already 34 consignments of crab and Asian swamp eels have been exported, he said. […]

As China boomed, it didn’t take climate change into account. Now it must

A park worker cleans weeds in Diehu Park, a green space in Zhengzhou designed to help mitigate flooding, on Friday, July 23, 2021. The New York Times

Now those cities face the daunting new challenge of adapting to extreme weather caused by climate change, a possibility that few gave much thought to when the country began its extraordinary economic transformation. China’s pell-mell, brisk urbanization has in some ways made the challenge harder to face. No one weather event can be directly linked […]

Extreme weather renews focus on climate change as scientists update forecasts

A man holding a baby wades through a flooded road following heavy rainfall in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China July 22, 2021. REUTERS

The list of extremes in just the last few weeks has been startling: Unprecedented rains followed by deadly flooding in central China and Europe. Temperatures of 49 Celsius in Canada, and tropical heat in Finland and Ireland. The Siberian tundra ablaze. Monstrous US wildfires, along with record drought across the US West and parts of […]

Flood-hit China braces for typhoon

Flood-hit China braces for typhoon

AFP, Beijing Sun Jul 25, 2021 12:00 AM Flooded industrial buildings are seen following heavy rainfall in Xinxiang, Henan province, China, yesterday Photo: Reuters “> Flooded industrial buildings are seen following heavy rainfall in Xinxiang, Henan province, China, yesterday Photo: Reuters China shut down ports and railways yesterday as it braced for Typhoon In-Fa […]

25 die in China landslides, floods after record rain

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Residents wade through floodwaters on a flooded road amid heavy rainfall in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China July 20, 2021 Reuters Around 200,000 residents were evacuated in Zhengzhou At least 25 people have died after torrential rains caused landslides and flooded a city in central China, with shocking images showing passengers struggling against chest-high water inside […]

Bangladesh Is Doing Good, India Will Do Better By Tapping The Value Chain

Bangladesh Is Doing Good, India Will Do Better By Tapping The Value Chain

Generally, Indian media has the least interest in the neighbourhood beyond the usual realms of conflict, security etc. From Pakistan’s Dawn to Dhaka’s The Daily Star, every reputed newspaper in the region carries a wide range of economic and business news on India. In comparison, the bulk of the Indian writing is event-specific, seasonal and […]

UNESCO chides Australia over Great Barrier Reef proposal

UNESCO chides Australia over Great Barrier Reef proposal

The Chinese host of this year’s meeting of the U.N. World Heritage Committee has defended the body’s proposal to label the Great Barrier Reef as “in danger” against Australian government suspicion that China influenced the finding for political reasons. The committee, which is meeting both virtually and in the Chinese city of Fuzhou for the […]

China steps up fight with emissions trading scheme

China launched its long-awaited emissions trading system yesterday, a key tool in its quest to drive down climate change-causing greenhouse gases and go carbon neutral by 2060.  The scheme was launched with China, the world’s biggest carbon emitter, seeking to take a global leadership role on the climate crisis in the lead up to a […]

Handful of cities driving urban greenhouse gas emissions: study

A woman wearing a mask walks past buildings on a polluted day in Handan, Hebei province, China January 12, 2019. REUTERS

In per capita terms, however, emissions from cities in the richest parts of the world are still generally higher than those from urban centres in developing countries, researchers found in the study published in the Frontiers journal. The study compared greenhouse gas emissions reported by 167 cities in 53 countries, and found that 23 Chinese […]