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Monsoon arrives in Kerala

Risingbd Desk: Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam areas of the state Kerala of India reportedly received heavy rainfall since morning.

Protect environment to cherish 7 billion dreams

Aminul Islam: World Environment Day is observed each year on June 5. It is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations (UN) stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action.

18-member taskforce to protect forest resources

Staff Correspondent: In a bid to protect the country`s forest resources, an 18-member taskforce headed by Environment and Forests Minister, Anwar Hossain Manju, has been formed on Thursday.

Equality, dignity based partnership demanded

Staff Correspondent: Bangladeshi national NGOs (Non-Government Organisations) demanded equality and dignity based partnership for sustainable capacity in disaster risk reduction and response.

‘70pc of Everest glacier may be lost by 2100’

Risingbd Desk: Over 70 per cent of the glacier volume in the Mount Everest region in the Himalayas could be lost in 85 years if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, a new paper suggests. It also indicates more flood risk in the future in the Kosi river downstream from Nepal to India.

India set to become water scarce country by 2025

Risingbd Desk: Although India is set to become water scarce country by 2025 due to demand-supply mis-match, the water sector is expected to see investment of USD 13 billion from overseas players in the next few years, a new study has said.

Mild heat wave sweeping country

Staff Correspondent: A mild heat wave is sweeping over different parts of the country.

Monsoon may hit Kerala by May-end

Risingbd Desk: After standing still for five days over the Andamans, the southwest monsoon advanced on Thursday to cover the entire island chain and weather department said rains would hit Kerala by May-end.

Aftershocks may continue for weeks, months: Experts

Risingbd Desk: The earthquake of 7.4 magnitude that hit Nepal and some parts of India on Tuesday was an `aftershock` of the main event (measuring 7.9 that occurred on April 25) and expert said there is a strong possibility of many more shocks of varying magnitude and intensity in the coming weeks and months.

Where next big earthquake could hit

Risingbd Desk: The earthquake that devastated Nepal on Saturday came as a shock to much of the world—but for seismologists and disaster preparedness advocates, it was no surprise.

The world’s strongest earthquakes since 1900

Risingbd Desk: A magnitude-7.8 earthquake shook Nepal’s capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley on Saturday, the worst quake in the Himalayan nation in over 80 years.

Nor`wester cautioned in Dhaka,14 districts

Staff Correspondent: A nor`wester storm may be lashed over 15 districts in the country along with Dhaka, Bangladesh Meteorological Department sources confirmed this to media, in a statement, this afternoon.

Water key to sustainable development

Manzurul Alam Mukul: A drop of water is flexible. A drop of water is powerful. A drop of water is in demand. Water is at the core of sustainable development. Water resources underpin poverty reduction, economic growth and environmental sustainability. From food and energy security to human and environmental health, water contributes to improvements in social well-being and inclusive growth, affecting the livelihoods of billions.

Low-energy urbanisation `can help climate goals`

Risingbd Desk: A study of 274 cities has helped shed light on energy consumption in urban areas and what can be done to make future urbanisation more efficient.

Tropical forests absorb far more CO2 than thought: NASA

Risingbd Desk: Tropical forests may be absorbing far more carbon dioxide in response to its rising atmospheric levels than many scientists thought, a new NASA-led study says.

Marine debris damaging coral reefs: NIO scientist

Risingbd Desk: The increasing amount of marine debris like plastic, glass, rubber and others break or damage reef, a senior scientist said.

UN members agree deal at Lima climate talks

Risingbd Desk: United Nations members have reached an agreement on how countries should tackle climate change.

UN members agree climate deal at Lima talks

Risingbd Desk: United Nations members have reached an agreement to tackle climate change after negotiations ran into the weekend in the Peruvian capital Lima.

India on alert after Sunderbans oil spill

Risingbd Desk: Environmental authorities in India are on alert after thousands of litres of oil spilled into a nature reserve in neighbouring Bangladesh.

Thousands march for climate justice in Lima

Risingbd Desk: “Water yes, Oil No”, said a banner at the march for climate in Lima on Wednesday, indicative of the life and death battles over natural resources for the indigenous people in the Peruvian Amazon and other parts of the world.

375 Sundarbans species at risk of extinction from oil spill

Staff Correspondent: More than 375 species of wild and aquatic animals of Sundarbans have plunged into an extinct threat following the sink of MV OT Southern Star-7.

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