18 elephants suspected killed by India lightning strike

18 elephants suspected killed by India lightning strike

A veterinarian team checks the bodies of wild elephants, suspected to have been killed by lightning, on a hillside in Nagaon district of Assam state on May 14, 2021 AFP India is home to nearly 30,000 elephants, around 60% of the wild Asian elephant population At least 18 elephants are suspected to have been killed […]

Forests as big as France have grown back since 2000, research shows

Forests as big as France have grown back since 2000, research shows

That much forest has the potential to absorb 5.9 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) – more than the annual emissions of the United States, according to the study. “The data show the enormous potential of natural habitats to recover when given the chance to do so,” said John Lotspeich, executive director of Trillion Trees, the […]

In New York, artist Maya Lin’s ‘Ghost Forest’ warns on rising sea water

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“This is a grove of Atlantic Cedars… victims of saltwater inundation from rising seas due to climate change,” said Lin, designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. “They’re called, ‘Ghost Forests,’ so I wanted to bring a ghost forest to raise awareness about this phenomenon,” she added, noting that more than 50% of […]

Rare fishing cat captured in Chattogram village

Rare fishing cat captured in Chattogram village

A rare fishing cat, locally known as ‘mechho bagh’, was captured in Azimnagar village of Fatikchhari upazila on Monday night. Upazila Nirbahi officer (UNO) Sayedul Arefin said Tuesday that local people spotted the fishing cat near a water body close to the house of a person named Enam Saudagor. Read:10 India returnees test negative for […]

Bangladesh: Drought dashes hopes of Kushtia lychee growers

Bangladesh: Drought dashes hopes of Kushtia lychee growers

This lychee season could well turn out to be disappointing, at least for the growers in Kushtia’s Khoksha county, because of the high temperatures and the current drought. A number of lychee farmers in the county’s villages have stated that they had high hopes of a bumper crop this summer, a projection based on the […]

Cheetahs are endangered in Bangladesh

Cheetahs are endangered in Bangladesh

The Bengal Tiger and the cheetah have lived side by side in the forest areas of the country’s three hill tract districts during 1980’s. The Bengal Tiger is not seen there anymore and now lives in the Sundarbans only. Cheetahs are barely surviving in the forests of the three hill tracts districts and three another […]

Last wild Macaw in Rio is lonely and looking for love

Some have claimed she’s indulging a forbidden romance. More likely, loneliness compels her to seek company at Rio de Janeiro’s zoo. Either way, a blue-and-yellow macaw that zookeepers named Juliet is believed to be the only wild bird of its kind left in the Brazilian city where the birds once flew far and wide. For […]

Singapore offers foreign worker levy rebate to companies facing labour shortage

Prized Hilsa fish set to travel upstream in Ganges after four decades

By Gurdip Singh Singapore, May 8 (PTI) Around 15,000 foreign companies in Singapore facing labour shortage due to the government’s decision to stop the arrival of workers from India and Bangladesh will be given a hike in foreign workers levy rebates from May to December, Ministry of Manpower (MOM) announced on Saturday. Singapore has halted […]

Sundarbans fire doused | The Daily Star

The fire that broke out in Daser Bharani area of Sharankhola Range in East Sundarbans on Wednesday morning was extinguished this afternoon. Mohammed Belayet Hossain, divisional forest officer (DFO) of the East Sundarbans division, said the fire was now completely extinguished. No new fire or smoke was seen anywhere since afternoon. For all latest news, […]

Sundarbans fire under control after 3 days, 15 acres of forest burnt to ashes

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Flames of the Sundarbans fire almost extinguished by firefighters on Thursday, May 6, 2021 Dhaka Tribune The fire was doused on Tuesday but it again ignited from the remains on Wednesday The fire in the Sundarbans, after it raged through the mangrove forest for three days, was finally brought under control at 5pm on Thursday. […]