Another whale carcass washes ashore on Cox’s Bazar beach

Another whale carcass washes ashore on Cox’s Bazar beach

Another dead whale washed ashore on Himchori beach in Cox’s Bazar early Saturday morning. Locals spotted the rotten  whale carcass exactly where the first dead giant whale was spotted on Friday. Later, officials of  the District Administration, Forest Department, Department of Environment and  Fisheries Department rushed to the spot and conducted preliminary investigation into the […]

DoE’s top bureaucrat dies of Covid-19

DoE's top bureaucrat dies of Covid-19

The Director-General of the Department of Environment (DoE), Dr AKM Rafique Ahammed, died at a hospital in Dhaka early on Saturday morning, days after contracting Covid-19. Dr Rafique passed away at Central Police Hospital around 4.14 am, said Dipankar Bar, Senior Information Officer of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change. The top environment […]

Biden to rush vaccinators to Michigan as gov urges limits

Biden to rush vaccinators to Michigan as gov urges limits

Washington will rush federal resources to support vaccinations, testing and treatments, but not vaccines, to Michigan in an effort to control the state’s worst-in-the-nation COVID-19 outbreak, the White House said Friday. The announcement came as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer strongly recommended, but did not order, a two-week pause on face-to-face high school instruction, indoor restaurant dining […]

Bangladesh, US to work together to address challenges of climate change

Bangladesh, US to work together to address  challenges of climate change

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has sought US support for increasing global climate ambition and commitment to accelerate implementation of the Paris Agreement. He raised the issue during his meeting with US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry held at State guesthouse Padma on Friday.  Dr Momen recalled United States’ crucial role to […]

Grim view of global future offered in intelligence report

People wait in queues outside the office of the Chemists Association to demand necessary supply of the anti-viral drug Remdesivir, in Pune, India, Thursday, April 8, 2021. India is amid its worst pandemic surge, with over 100,000 cases in the past 24 hours. And experts concur that the worst is yet to come. Hospitals across […]

Climate Challenge: Kerry due Friday to have discussions with Bangladesh

Climate Challenge: Kerry due Friday to have discussions with Bangladesh

John Kerry, the United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, is scheduled to arrive here on Friday on a brief visit during which Bangladesh will convey its priority issues on the climate front. Kerry, now in India on a four-day visit, will hand over the US President’s invitation to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in person […]

10th D-8 Summit: D-8 leaders to meet virtually Thursday

10th D-8 Summit: D-8 leaders to meet virtually Thursday

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will lead the Bangladesh delegation at the 10th D-8 Summit on Thursday to be participated by leaders of Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will hand over the D-8 Chairmanship to Prime Minister Hasina. Before the Summit, the 19th D-8 Council of Ministers will […]

Opinion: Farm Bureau helping protect livestock from predators

Opinion: Farm Bureau helping protect livestock from predators

   In recent years, black vultures have been extending their range into southern Missouri. A cousin of the more common turkey vulture, these aggressive birds with a five-foot wingspan are now a common sight in our state. Until recently, the average farmer or rancher has had few options to deal with these pests. Thankfully, a […]

Walking the extra mile for water in coastal Khulna

Walking the extra mile for water in coastal Khulna

At the crack of dawn every day, 39-year-old Aleya Begum’s  struggle for water begins. A resident of Sutarkhali village in Khulna’s Dakop upazila, she wakes up around 5 am daily to the family rooster’s sunrise song to walk for kilometres to fetch water for her husband and children. On a normal day, she makes two […]

Dinosaur-killing asteroid strike gave rise to Amazon rainforest

Dinosaur-killing asteroid strike gave rise to Amazon rainforest

The asteroid impact that killed off the dinosaurs gave birth to our planet’s tropical rainforests, a study suggests. Researchers used fossil pollen and leaves from Colombia to investigate how the impact changed South American tropical forests, reports BBC News. After the 12km-wide space rock struck Earth 66 million years ago, the type of vegetation that […]