Bangladesh offers hope as corn exports to South-East Asia slow down

Bangladesh offers hope as corn exports to South-East Asia slow down

With corn (maize) prices rising in the domestic market due to demand from the poultry and starch sectors, its exports have slowed down, particularly to South-East Asia. Factors such as spread of Delta variant of Coronavirus in countries such as Vietnam and Thailand and high freight charges have affected its shipments. However, exporters are now […]

Challenges slow farm vehicle electrification | Energy News Network

Challenges slow farm vehicle electrification | Energy News Network

The seeds are sown for the electrification of farming vehicles, but as major manufacturers begin to develop electric prototypes, they face major logistical challenges to replacing diesel-burning machines in the field. “The critical piece of the pie for greater adoption of electric vehicles in farm settings is charging infrastructure, followed closely by durability and reliability […]

Lockdown may slow recovery | The Daily Star

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

The lockdown reinstated to curb the latest surge in coronavirus infections is likely to slow the pace of economic recovery in Bangladesh, said the central bank in a report.  The economy had rebounded strongly in the third quarter of the just-concluded fiscal year thanks to strong growth in manufacturing output and exports and imports as […]

Tangail Sal forest dying a slow, preventable death

The Sal forest in Tangail has been shrinking at a speedy rate over the years, and there seems to be no way to prevent this tragedy under the present circumstances. While locals and Forest Department officials exchange the blame for the senseless tree-felling and land grabbing, almost two-thirds of this major forest has already been […]

Slow loris, fishing cat rescued in Rangamati

A slow loris, locally known as “Lojjaboti Banor”, and a fishing cat were rescued in Rangamati’s Bagaichhari and Naniarchhar upazilas. The slow loris was released at Pablakhali Wildlife Sanctuary yesterday, said Moynul Haque, forest official of the area. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google News channel. Locals rescued it from Imam Para […]

Slow loris and fishing cat rescued in Rangamati

A slow loris, locally known as “Lojjaboti Banor”, and a fishing cat were rescued in Rangamati’s Bagaichhari upazila and Naniarchhar upazila. The slow loris was released at Pablakhali Wildlife Sanctuary today, said Moynul Haque, forest beat official of the area. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google News channel. Locals rescued the slow […]

African rainforests slow climate change despite record heat, drought

The new study found that trees in the African forests continued to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere despite rising temperature Africa’s tropical forests appear more resilient as carbon sinks than Amazonian rainforests – mopping up planet-warming carbon dioxide even when sizzling El Nino heat halted absorption in other parts of the world, researchers said […]

Steps to curb infections slow economic activities: ICC-B

The lockdowns to control the infection of Covid-19 have devastated economies, as the economic activities of people paused to a great extent, according to the International Chamber of Commerce – Bangladesh (ICC-B). Analysts have identified the pandemic as a turning point in world history, with ramifications for everything from climate change to the global balance […]

Slow loris rescued in Rangamati’s Kaptai

A slow loris, locally known as “Lojjaboti Banor”, has been rescued in Rangamati’s Kaptai upazila. The endangered animal was released at Kaptai National Park today, said Mohsin Talukder, Kaptai range officer of the forest department. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google News channel. Two members of Kaptai Upazila Chhatra League unit – […]