Bangladesh’s Floating Farms Fight Climate Change Vagaries – The Tennessee Tribune

Bangladesh’s Floating Farms Fight Climate Change Vagaries - The Tennessee Tribune

KOLKATA, India — “For almost half of a year, we remain drowned in floods,” Montu Mian, a 45-year-old farmer from Satkhira district in southwestern Bangladesh, told Zenger News. “Salinity is a perennial problem. So, we can neither cultivate crops nor fishes. If we cultivate fish in ponds, we cannot use the water for drinking or cooking […]

Bangladesh growers switch to hydroponic to fight salinity

Bangladesh growers switch to hydroponic to fight salinity

“For almost half of a year, we remain drowned in floods,” Montu Mian, a 45-year-old farmer from Satkhira district in southwestern Bangladesh, told. “Salinity is a perennial problem. So, we can neither cultivate crops nor fishes. If we cultivate fish in ponds, we cannot use the water for drinking or cooking purposes, as it becomes […]

ED: Rich countries need to pay up to fight climate change

2021/03/dhaka-tribune-770-x-90-1617033686951.gif

Climate change is no longer a threat to just the future — we are seeing its effects in the present While the planet rightfully continues its battle against Covid-19 and developing effective vaccines to eliminate it for good, the fight against climate change remains, and will remain, the single biggest threat to humanity in the […]

‘Regional cooperation can bolster South Asia’s capabilities to fight pandemic’

FE Online Desk | Published: April 21, 2021 13:56:02 | Updated: April 21, 2021 16:56:57 Analysts have identified the prevailing coronavirus pandemic as a turning point in world history, with ramifications for everything from climate change to the global balance of power, according to ICC Bangladesh quarterly News Bulletin (January-March, 2021) published on Wednesday. The ICC Bangladesh […]

Why India’s farmers fight to save a broken system

Jaswinder Singh Gill at his home in Amritsar, India, on Feb. 25, 2021. Gill had plowed 20 years of savings from an earlier career as a mechanical engineer into his family’s nearly 40-acre plot, but new laws could make the farm virtually unsustainable. (Rebecca Conway/The New York Times)

Jaswinder Singh Gill had ploughed 20 years of savings from an earlier career as a mechanical engineer into his family’s nearly 40-acre plot in the northwestern Indian state of Punjab, just a dozen miles from the border with Pakistan. He has eked rice out of the sandy, loamy soil with the help of generous government […]

As climate fight shifts to oil, Biden faces a formidable foe

As climate fight shifts to oil, Biden faces a formidable foe

President Joe Biden’s bid to tackle climate change is running straight through the heart of the U.S. oil and gas industry — a much bigger, more influential foe than Democrats faced when they took on the coal industry during the Obama years. Coal dominated U.S. power generation for decades, with the bulk of that fuel […]

Space-starved Singapore builds floating solar farms in climate fight

2021/02/local-portal-770-x-90-1613463284399.gif

This photograph shows a worker checking cables on a floating solar power farm at sea, off Singapore’s northern coast just across the Malaysian state of Johor, taken on January 22, 2021 AFP Singapore is among the biggest per capita carbon dioxide emitters in Asia despite being one of the smallest countries in the world Thousands […]

Kerry urges oil industry to speed up transition to fight climate change

John Kerry, US President-elect Joe Biden

Speaking alongside oil executives making the case for the continued production of oil and gas at the virtually-held CERAWeek conference, Kerry called for the United States to accelerate the development of hydrogen, carbon capture and other technologies that can reduce emissions. “I think that the fossil fuel industry clearly could do a lot more to […]

Biden puts US back into fight to slow global warming

Biden puts US back into fight to slow global warming

In one of his first official acts, President Joe Biden planned Wednesday to return the United States to the worldwide fight to slow global warming and to launch a series of climate-friendly efforts that could transform how Americans drive and get their power. “A cry for survival comes from the planet itself,” Biden said in […]