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Trees on 420 acres washed away in a decade – The Daily Star

Trees on 420 acres of forest land near Kuakata sea beach have been totally washed away under the impact of tidal surges from the Bay during the last one decade, making the area highly vulnerable during natural disasters like cyclones, floods and tidal surges.

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Trees on 420 acres washed away in a decade – The Daily Star

Trees dying, nobody to look at
Over 200 die, 250 await death on 30km oftwo highways – The Daily Star

Valuable trees including shishu, mahogany, koroi, sheel koroi, and eucalyptus beside two highways in the district are dying amid lack of proper care by the authorities concerned. Social Forestry Nursery Training Centre (SFNTC) in Brahmanbaria is responsible for maintenance of the trees beside about 30 kilometres road from Ashuganj to Khatihata on Dhaka­Sylhet Highway and Khatihata to Kuti on Sylhet­Comilla Highway in the district but the officials hardly visit the spots, said locals.

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Trees dying, nobody to look at Over 200 die, 250 await death on 30 km of two highways – The Daily Star 

Tree looting threatens Kuakata ‘green belt’
Over 2,000 felled in last three months – The Daily Star

Random looting of trees from Gongamoti reserve forest near Kuakata sea beach in the district threatens the ‘green belt’ created by forest department to save the area from natural disasters like cyclone, flood and tidal surge in the coastal region.

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Tree looting threatens Kuakata ‘green belt’
Over 2,000 felled in last three months – The Daily Star 

Tree looting on as authorities turn blind eye – The Daily Star

Illegal tree felling goes on unabated in different areas of Lalmonirhat district, but the authorities are yet to take any legal action against the culprits.

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Tree looting on as authorities turn blind eye – The Daily Star 

Brick kilns amid agri lands damage paddy, other crops – The Daily Star

In Badarganj, toxic hot gas from UBL Bricks damaged paddy on 150 acres of land belonging to 80 farmers at Asmatpara village.

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Brick kilns amid agricultural lands damage paddy other crops – The Daily Star

Traffic jam polluting air – The Daily Star

Traffic congestion in the capital and smoke from brick kilns are the main reasons for air pollution in Dhaka city, according to the World Bank and the Bangladesh government.

The Ministry of Environment and Forests says that vehicles in Dhaka move 1 4kmph on an average, which is very slow and causes them to burn more fuel and contribute to air pollution. They say the average speed could come down to 4kmph by 2025 if things do not improve.

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Traffic jam polluting air – The Daily Star 

Sundarbans shrinking 50,000 hectares of forest lost in a decade to encroachment – The Daily Star

Encroachers have deforested nearly 50,000 hectares of the Sundarbans in the last decade, a study has found.

This means the world’s largest mangrove forest spreading over 6.01 lakh hectares area has lost 8.3 percent of its northern front between 2000 and 2010.

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 Sundarbans shrinking 50,000 hectares of forest lost in a decade to encroachment – The Daily Star 

Rising noise pollution falls on deaf ears – The Daily Star

Dhaka city remains exposed to serious sound pollution due to lax enforcement of the law.

The pollution is caused by construction work using brick crushers and mixing machines, use of heavy equipment in factories and loudspeakers in and around the capital. Needless honking by motorists also largely contributes to the pollution.

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Rising noise pollution falls on deaf ears – The Daily Star 

Govt goes ahead, greens worried Selection of builders by March – The Daily Star

The government is set to hire a consultant for the massive coal power plant in Rampal, close to the Sundarbans, despite environmentalists’ concern about the project’s site selection and its Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report.

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Govt goes ahead, greens worried Selection of builders by March – The Daily Star

It’s not worth taking the risk – The Daily Star

The consultant was drawing a perfect picture. One could easily get swamped by the plan of how big vessels would offload coal at Akram Point off the Sundarbans, how dust would be controlled and how the community would soon prosper.

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It’s not worth taking the risk – The Daily Star

Noise pollution increasingly posing as health
hazard – The Daily Star

Noise pollution is increasingly posing as a serious health hazard to the urban population and must be curbed through awareness programmes among the masses, said speakers at a seminar yesterday.

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Noise pollution increasingly posing as health
hazard – The Daily Star

Jhum continues to denude hills offlora and fauna – The Daily Star

As in other years, the month of April sees large­scale burning of trees and shrubs on slopes of hills in Khagrachhari, Rangamati and Bandarban districts of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) region, as many locals prepare for traditional jhum (slash­and­burn) cultivation.

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Jhum continues to denude hills of flora and fauna – The Daily Star 

Illegal brick kiln a nuisance for seven educational institutions – The Daily Star

A local BNP leader has built a brick kiln on an arable land, also within half a kilometre from seven educational institutions at Puratan Thakurgaon village under Thakurgaon Sadar upazila, defying law and ignoring protest from the local students, teachers and farmers.

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Illegal brick kiln a nuisance for seven educational  institutions – The Daily Star 

Brick kilns near reserve forest in Tangail – The Daily Star

Defying law, local influential people have set up brick kilns near the reserve forest at Baheratoil in Sakhipur upazila.As per law, brick kilns are not allowed in and around 3 kilometers of any reserve forest.

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Brick kilns near reserve forest in Tangail – The Daily Star 

Brick kiln gives short shrift to DoE – The Daily Star

A brick kiln at Aminpur village in Bera upazila of Pabna continues to flout environmental laws, causing serious pollution to environment as well as affecting agriculture.

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Brick kiln gives short shrift to DoE – The Daily Star

30,000 trees wiped out in seven days Greed of influentials, forest men leaves Teknaf beach barren – The Daily Star

At least 30,000 Jhau (tamarisk) trees have been felled by a section of local influential people in Teknaf beach of Cox’s Bazar in last seven days while the forest department remained a silent spectator of the mindless tree felling.

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30,000 trees wiped out in seven days Greed of influential, forest men leaves Teknaf beach barren – The Daily Star 

‘Cancel Rampal plant by Sept 23′ Oil, gas protection committee to start long march Tuesday – The Daily Star

National Committee on Protection of Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports on Saturday reiterated its demand for cancellation of the government decision to construct Rampal power plant in Sundarbans.

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Cancel Rampal plant by Sept 23′ Oil, gas protection committee to start long march Tuesday – The Daily Star 

2,000 jhau trees on beach cut down Forest officials silent – The Daily Star

Miscreants felled around 2,000 tamarisk trees in last three days at a grove near Inani beach in Ukhia upazila in a bid to grab valuable land. During a visit to Sonarpara beach yesterday, a number of locals were seen uprooting the remains of the felled trees from the grove.

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2,000 jhau trees on beach cut down Forest officials silent – The Daily Star 

Nat’l Sustainable Development Strategy ‘to be finalized soon’ –  Financial Express

The government is going to finalise the National Sustainable Development Strategy (NSDS) 2010­2021 to meet the challenges of economic, social and environmental sustainability of the country, reports UNB.
The National Economic Council (NEC) will sit today (Tuesday) at the NEC conference room in city’s Sher­e­Bangla Nagar area to consider this strategy, said a high official at the Planning Commission. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will preside over the meeting.

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Nat’l Sustainable Development Strategy ‘to be finalized soon’ –  Financial Express

Most don’t have DoE certificate – The Daily Star

Barisal Owners of most of the petrol pumps in Barisal city are running their businesses without obtaining certificates from the Department of Environment (DoE), according to sources at DoE in Barisal. As per rules, owners of the petrol pumps and refueling stations must take “no objection certificate” (NOC) from the department to do the business.

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Most don’t have DoE certificate – The Daily Star

Mass transit, clean tech brick kilns imperative Prothom Alo, World Vision Bangladesh discussion told – The Daily Star

Mass transportation systems and brick kilns based on clean technology are a must to improve Dhaka’s air quality, said noted speakers at a discussion in the capital yesterday. Over 600 traditional brick kilns located in the northern fringes of the capital are the biggest contributors to its air pollution, said Md Nasir Uddin, joint secretary to the Ministry of Environment and Forests.

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Mass transit, clean tech brick kilns imperative Prothom Alo, World Vision Bangladesh discussion told – The Daily Star

Efforts for environment-friendly developed stressed –  Financial Express

Concerted efforts of government and citizens has become indispensable for environment-friendly national development, speakers at a post-rally discussion said her Tuesday.

Stressing the need for freeing the environment from all sorts of pollutions they laid emphasis on creating more public awareness about protection and preservation of environment for ensuring survival of all living beings.

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Efforts for environment-friendly developed stressed –  Financial Express

Bangladesh termed most vulnerable – The Daily Star

Bangladesh is the world’s most vulnerable country to climate change­related risk factors, according to a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report released yesterday.

“Asia and the Pacific have six of the world’s 1 0 countries most vulnerable to climate change. Bangladesh tops this list, followed by India (2nd), Nepal (4th), the Philippines (6th), Afghanistan (8th) and Myanmar (1 0th),” the report said.

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Bangladesh termed most vulnerable – The Daily Star

Awareness stressed for reducing environmental degradation – The Daily Star

Speakers at a seminar here Saturday stressed for social awareness to reduce degradation of the environment for ensuring a safer future for the planet.

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Awareness stressed for reducing environmental degradation – The Daily Star

‘Afforestation can help address environmental degradation’ – The Daily Sun

Large scale afforestation can help minimise adverse impacts on climate by consuming industrially emitted carbon, speakers said at a daylong workshop here on Saturday.

They said Bangladesh is vulnerable natural disasters due to environmental degradation and immediate steps are necessary to address the problem.

The Zoology Department of Rajshahi University hosted the workshop titled “Effectiveness of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD)+ in delivering biodiversity cobenefits lessons from pilot projects in developing countries” at its seminar hall. DFID supported the workshop.

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‘Afforestation can help address environmental degradation’ – The Daily Sun

 

 

 

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