36m ago| Wildlife

Elephants with no tusk: Poaching prompting evolution?

A hefty set of tusks is usually an advantage for elephants, allowing them to dig for water, strip bark for food and joust with other elephants. But during episodes of intense ivory poaching, those...

15h ago| Air pollution

Air Quality Index: Dhaka world’s 2nd most polluted city

Dhaka was ranked second in the list of cities with the worst air quality. The city’s air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 159 around 9:15am yesterday, which is considered “unhealthy”.

22h ago| Energy

JICA will support formulation of integrated energy and power master plan

Bangladesh is finally moving towards formulating an integrated energy and power sector master plan with a focus on the “3E+S” concept, after responding to the suggestions of energy experts, Japan...

Japanese volcano erupts, spews plumes of ash; people warned away

A volcano erupted in Japan on Wednesday, blasting ash several miles into the sky and prompting officials to warn against the threat of lava flows and falling rocks, but there were no immediate...

Teesta water crosses danger level in Lalmonirhat

Water flow of the Teesta river crossed the danger level at Daoni area in Hatibandha upazila of Lalmonirhat district this morning near Teesta barrage -- inundating the riverside and homes in low...

Thousands face wrath of Kumar river

About 15 thousand people of 10 villages have been facing boundless sufferings since the end of August when almost half of the width of a vital road collapsed into the Kumar river in Sadar upazila.

1w ago| Wildlife

25 venomous snakes seized

The forest department in a drive seized at least 25 venomous snakes from the house of a snake charmer in Rangabali upazila on Wednesday.

1w ago| Wildlife

Poisoned, in their habitat

Dozens of monkeys died in Moheshkhali forest on Tuesday after eating poisoned bananas placed as a trap by a local farmer who encroached upon the forest to cultivate his crop.

1w ago| Wildlife

Authorities yet to act as dolphins getting caught in nets in Jamuna

Dolphins are getting caught in fishing nets in the Jamuna river, in Daulatpur upazila of Manikganj. Authorities at fisheries department, however, say they are not aware of this.

4d ago| Pollution

Environment Pollution: Victims should be compensated

A parliamentary watchdog yesterday recommended giving compensation to victims of environment pollution from fines collected from polluters.

1w ago| Water pollution

As our rivers lie dying

Two major riverbanks on the capital’s outskirts remain at the mercy of illegal encroachers, and the only action the government has taken over the last decade is preparing lists of the grabbers, ...

New WHO air-quality guidelines aim to cut deaths linked to fossil fuels

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday issued its first air quality guidelines since 2005 aimed at reducing deaths from key pollutants that cause cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.