Environment

Rights groups call for allocating 3.2pc of GDP as climate finance

Rights groups call for allocating 3.2pc of GDP as climate finance

Civil Society (CSOs) and experts have demanded at least 3.2 per cent of GDP resources for climate financing through the national budgetary process every year. They also demand that the government take steps by reforming the tax and financial system to stop capital flight for necessary resources mo

Beat plastic pollution promote green transition

Beat plastic pollution promote green transition

Heatwaves and a fuel shortage for electricity generation to start the 'World Environment Day' week in 2023 have made us wonder how the upcoming days will be. No more doubt that 1.5° Celsius above the average temperature of the pre-industrial level will happen within the next 5 years, according

‘Earth is really quite sick now’

‘Earth is really quite sick now’

Earth has pushed past seven out of eight scientifically established safety limits and into "the danger zone," not just for an overheating planet that's losing its natural areas, but for the well-being of people living on it, according to a new study. The study looks not just at guardrails for the


Eco-friendly corn starch bags hit big in Rajshahi

Eco-friendly corn starch bags hit big in Rajshahi

As an alternative to harmful polythene, biodegradable bags are being produced from corn starch in Rajshahi. Crystal Bio Tech, a native company, has been producing the eco-friendly bags for the last six months in its factory at Chapal village under Godagari upazila in the district. Visiting the fa

Looking for small bliss all around

Looking for small bliss all around

Rabindranath lamented the inability to venture a couple of steps out of home and see from close quarters a dew drop on an ear of paddy. Although there is no dearth of enthusiasm in embarking on journeys across countries to see far off mountain ranges and seas, few people feel the urge to discover t

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