Trap that carbon

Trap that carbon

The REDD+ initiative as a Nature-based Solution can facilitate powerful climate change mitigation Over the past four decades, forests have played an integral role in not only combating climate change but also in adapting to it. Forests absorb about one-quarter of the carbon emitted by human activities such as the burning of fossil fuels and […]

Op-Ed | Why Fashion Has a Stake in India’s Farmer Protests

Op-Ed | Why Fashion Has a Stake in India’s Farmer Protests

By volume, India is one of the world’s leaders in textiles production. But cheap trend-based retailers have driven down prices at their suppliers, depriving cotton farmers further down the supply chain of stable livelihoods. Now, those same farmers are protesting three new contentious agricultural laws that will impact over 25 percent of the world’s cotton […]

Tiger attacks 3 fishermen in Sundarbans

Two of the men were dragged away by the tiger while the third managed to save himself by climbing a tree Three fishermen were attacked by a tiger while they were fishing crab illegally in Talpatti area under Satkhira Range of Sundarbans. Two of the men – Ratan, 35, and Mizanur, 39—were dragged away by […]

A lotus, not a Chinese dragon: Indian PM Modi’s home state changes name of fruit

A lotus, not a Chinese dragon: Indian PM Modi's home state changes name of fruit

India and China are currently locked in a military standoff along their contested Himalayan border, with New Delhi responding to the deaths of 20 of its troops in June by banning Chinese-made apps and curbing imports. “The Gujarat government has decided… the word dragon fruit is not appropriate, and is associated with China. The fruit’s […]

Minister Asks Farmer Unions To Form Panel With Government Officials Over New Laws: Report

Minister Asks Farmer Unions To Form Panel With Government Officials Over New Laws: Report

Farmers have been protesting on different borders of Delhi since November 26 New Delhi: During the tenth round of talks on farm laws, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Wednesday asked farmer unions to form a committee with farmers and government representatives as members  that will discuss the laws clause wise. According to sources, […]

Royal Bengal Tiger sighted near locality in Sundarbans after almost 9 years

A Royal Bengal Tiger on the banks of Chuna River in Munshiganj, Satkhira on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Dhaka Tribune It entered the area in search of food, say locals Locals on Tuesday spotted a Royal Bengal Tiger in Sundarbans near the locality for the first time in almost nine years. The tiger was sighted […]

Poacher arrested with tiger skin in Bagerhat

The tiger skin would have been sold for Tk13 lakh RAB and the Forest Department have jointly arrested a poacher along with tiger skin in Sarankhola, Bagerhat.  Gaus Fakir, 52, was arrested from Jalil Bridge area of Rajoir village in Sarankhola Sadar upazila around 8:15pm on Tuesday.  The recovered tiger skin and the poacher were […]

Sundarbans poacher held with tiger’s hide in Bagerhat

Sundarbans poacher held with tiger’s hide in Bagerhat

A Royal Bengal Tiger’s hide was seized from Sharonkhola of Bagerhat District Tuesday afternoon. On a joint drive of Barisal RAB-8 and the east Sundarbans Forest Department, t arrested a man believed to be a member of Sundarbans poacher gang from the bridge area of ​​Jalil Bridge adjacent to  the bus stand of Sharankhola upazila. […]

Ancient mosque discovered in Teknaf

Ancient mosque discovered in Teknaf

As the area surrounding the archaeological site had become hidden in dense vegetation, over time the mosque and its location became obscure to the people living in the vicinity Collected “If this ancient mosque is renovated with its antiquities intact, it will find its place in our history” An ancient mosque, believed to be at […]

Feeding the world while saving the planet a difficult balancing act

File photo: A woman looks at frozen food products in a supermarket in Beijing on August 13, 2020 Reuters A sharp increase in food prices in 2007 triggered a global rush for land to increase food security Converting large areas of land for farming to boost food supplies increases planet-heating emissions and places a greater […]