Mountain fires burning higher at unprecedented rates

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Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Forest fires have crept higher up mountains over the past few decades, scorching areas previously too wet to burn, according to researchers from McGill University. As wildfires advance uphill, a staggering 11% of all Western U.S. forests are now at risk. “Climate change and drought conditions in the West are drying […]

Carbon dioxide levels hit 50% higher than preindustrial time

The annual peak of global heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the air has reached another dangerous milestone: 50% higher than when the industrial age began. And the average rate of increase is faster than ever, scientists reported Monday. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google News channel. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said […]

Mango traders cashing in on higher price in season peak

Mango traders cashing in on higher price in season peak

File Photo: Farmers busy selling mangoes at a market in Bagha upazila, Rajshahi Dhaka Tribune This year, 680 hectares of land have been brought under mango cultivation in Sharsha upazila of Jessore Mango traders are passing a busy time selling mangoes as it’s the peak of the mango season. Baguri Bazar, a local bazar in […]

Food and farming: the UK ponders lower tariffs for higher standards – California News Times

California News Times

This article is an on-site version of the Trade Secret Newsletter.sign up Here Send newsletter directly to your inbox every Monday-Thursday Hello from Brussels. Enthusiastic about global and vaccine-related issues, we are now catching up with local news, especially the trade agreements being negotiated between the UK and Australia.British journalists last week A sure break […]

Govt mulls higher tax to curb fake fish farming claims

High earners from fish and poultry hatchery as well as fish farming are likely to lose the privilege of income tax reductions from fiscal 2021-22 as the government plans to introduce a new slab to collect more taxes from fish and poultry farming entrepreneurs. Taxpayers earning over Tk 30 lakh yearly may require to pay […]

Higher chemical fertiliser demand for next year

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

The demand for chemical fertilisers has increased by four lakh tonnes for crops cultivation across the country in the upcoming fiscal compared to the current year. For 2021-22, the demand for chemical fertilisers was fixed at 66 lakh tonnes whereas the demand was 62 lakh tonnes in 2020-21, agriculture ministry officials said, our Rajshahi correspondent […]

Raising quality of education for higher growth

Viral inequality and the farmers' struggle in India

Shahiduzzaman Khan | Published: February 17, 2021 21:54:14 The country’s economic growth has been unable to create jobs proportionately over the past decade, raising questions about the significance of the growth for a large section of the population. Employment elasticity, which indicates the ability of an economy to generate employment opportunities for its population as […]

South Asian ethnic groups ‘continue to see higher risk of dying with Covid’

Deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK

People from Bangladeshi and Pakistani backgrounds have continued to experience an “alarming” higher risk of dying with coronavirus throughout both waves of the pandemic, a study has shown. All ethnic minority groups had a higher risk of dying with Covid-19 than white British people in the first wave, according to a study of 28.9 million […]

Unfair teacher recruitments plague Bangladesh higher education

Bangladeshi shot by BSF along Patgram border dies

Appointment of teachers at public universities often depends on political considerations or personal connections instead of merit, for which under-qualified candidates are recruited, senior university teachers said. According to them, vice-chancellors or influential teachers using their political clout mount pressure on selection committees and syndicates for the appointment of candidates of their choice as teachers […]

ED: For higher yields

Global wheat demand might rise by 60% by 2050 Bangladesh is often referred to as one of the countries most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, which are wide and far reaching. Wheat production is one such area, which has experienced a severe drop in the past two decades. Although a part of the […]