The heat stays on: Earth hits 6th warmest year on record

The heat stays on: Earth hits 6th warmest year on record

Earth simmered to the sixth hottest year on record in 2021, according to several newly released temperature measurements. And scientists say the exceptionally hot year is part of a long-term warming trend that shows hints of accelerating. Two U.S. science agencies — NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration — and a private measuring […]

Kentucky ag economists predict record-breaking year

Kentucky ag economists predict record-breaking year

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. — 50 is the number of years Larry Thomas has been working on a farm, following closely in the footsteps of his father and eventually purchasing BLT Farms in 1994. “We’ve been fortunate in this area that we’ve had four or five decent crops in a row, so you just wonder when you’re […]

EU scientists say 2021 was the world’s fifth-hottest year on record

Last year was the world’s fifth hottest on record, while levels of planet-warming carbon dioxide and methane in the atmosphere hit new highs in 2021, European Union (EU) scientists said. The EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) said in a report on Monday that the last seven years were the world’s warmest “by a clear […]

Workplace accidents killed 1,053 in Bangladesh last year: BILS

Russia keen to cooperate with Bangladesh in various fields

FE REPORT | Published: January 10, 2022 10:25:05 A total of 1,053 workers were killed and 594 others injured in workplace accidents across the country in 2021, reveals a survey conducted by the Bangladesh Institute of Labour Studies (BILS). Besides, 431 incidents of labour unrest took place in different sectors, including highest 172 in the […]

Per capita income to exceed $ 3,000 this year: LGRD minister

Per capita income to exceed $ 3,000 this year: LGRD minister

Local Government and Rural Development (LGRD) Minister Md Tajul Islam on Sunday expressed hope that the country’s average per capita income would exceed $ 3,000 by this year. The minister said, “Our average income has increased like magic in the past decade due to the leadership of Bangabandhu’s daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.” He said […]

World food prices jump 28pc, highest level in a decade, last year

Mustard cultivation exceeds target in Tangail, Jamalpur

Published: January 08, 2022 21:42:46 | Updated: January 09, 2022 09:11:53 World food prices jumped 28 per cent in 2021 to their highest level in a decade and hopes for a return to more stable market conditions this year are slim, the UN’s food agency said recently. The Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) food price […]

Study: Most countries may see annual heat extremes every second year

Almost every country on Earth could experience extremely hot years every other year by 2030, according to new research Thursday highlighting the outsized contribution of emissions from the world’s major polluters. The modelling study combined data on historical emissions and pledges made before the COP26 climate summit for cuts from the top five emitters — […]

Biden’s one year in power: Changes and continuity in US foreign policy

The beginning of 2021 was like a nightmare for Biden. On January 6, last year, Trump’s supporters stormed Capitol Hill over his “vote-stealing” claims to prevent Biden from being declared president. This is unprecedented in a country that claims to be the bulwark of democracy and is willing to launch military strikes on foreign soil […]

The notable Supreme Court decisions held last year

The notable Supreme Court decisions held last year

This write-up curates the notable pronouncements of the Appellate Division (AD) and the High Court Division (HCD) of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh in 2021. Making submission of identity documents mandatory for filing criminal cases For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google News channel. Md Akramul Ahsan Kanchan (a businessman and resident of […]