Two-thirds of tropical rainforest destroyed or degraded globally

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File photo: A fire burns a tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by a farmer in Machadinho do Oeste, Rondonia state, Brazil September 2, 2019 Reuters The forest loss is also a major contributor of climate-warming emissions Humans have degraded or destroyed roughly two-thirds of the world’s original tropical rainforest cover, new data […]

UN: 17% food produced globally goes to waste

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Nearly a billion tons of food were wasted around the world in 2019, the same year when 690 million people were impacted by hunger, according to a study that links food waste to global warming More than 930 million tons of food sold in 2019 landed in waste bins, according to a new UN research […]

Bangabandhu’s role in promoting Bangla globally recalled

Bangabandhu's role in promoting Bangla globally recalled

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni has recalled the leading role of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the 1952 Bangla Language Movement, how he later announced Bangla as the official language of Bangladesh and made history at the United Nations by delivering the first Bangla speech at the world assembly.  “Following Bangabandhu’s […]

Study: Fossil fuel pollution causes 1 in 5 deaths globally

The worst-hit is Asia, where average lifespan is cut 4.1 years in China, 3.9 years in India, and 3.8 years in Pakistan Fossil fuel pollution caused more than eight million premature deaths in 2018, accounting for nearly 20% of adult mortality worldwide, researchers reported on Tuesday.  Half of that grim tally was split across China […]