Staff Correspondent: Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) personnel seized different species of 1,000 tortoises from Ashkona in capital on Thursday afternoon.
Risingbd Desk: Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam areas of the state Kerala of India reportedly received heavy rainfall since morning.
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.
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.
Staff Correspondent: Bangladeshi national NGOs (Non-Government Organisations) demanded equality and dignity based partnership for sustainable capacity in disaster risk reduction and response.
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.
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.
Staff Correspondent: A mild heat wave is sweeping over different parts of the country.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Risingbd Desk: The increasing amount of marine debris like plastic, glass, rubber and others break or damage reef, a senior scientist said.
Risingbd Desk: United Nations members have reached an agreement on how countries should tackle climate change.
Risingbd Desk: United Nations members have reached an agreement to tackle climate change after negotiations ran into the weekend in the Peruvian capital Lima.
Risingbd Desk: Environmental authorities in India are on alert after thousands of litres of oil spilled into a nature reserve in neighbouring Bangladesh.
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.
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.