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    Watch these crabs make yearly journey from forest to sea

    Cuba's Bay of Pigs has been invaded again, this time not by US-backed anti-Castro forces, but by millions of red, yellow and black landcrabs.

  • Urban farming flourishes in New York

    The urban farm craze is finding fertile ground in New York, where 10 young entrepreneurs are learning to grow greens and herbs without soil, bathed in an indoor, psychedelic light.

  • Endangered rhino joins dating app Tinder

    Like many guys using the Tinder dating app, Sudan loves the outdoors and travels widely. The catch: he's the world's last male white northern rhino and desperately needs to mate.

  • ‘50 tonnes fish died in Sunamganj haors so far’

    As dead fishes and ducks continue to surface in the haors of Sunamganj, a fisheries department official says that 50 tonnes of fish have died so far.

  • Ocean garbage can power homes

    Mr Trash Wheel is a solar and water powered trash cleaner that keeps garbage from reaching the ocean and then converts it to energy, according to CNN.

  • 'Zero recovery' for corals in back-to-back Australia bleaching

    Coral bleached for two consecutive years at Australia's Great Barrier Reef has "zero prospect" of recovery, scientists warned Monday, as they confirmed the site has again been hit by warming sea temperatures.

  • Utility services at Hazaribagh tanneries being cut off

    In compliance with a High Court order, Department of Environment (DoE) today started its drive to cut off electricity and gas connections to the tanneries at Hazaribagh in Dhaka.

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    IPU meeting will be carbon neutral

    Some 700 parliamentarians from around the globe are flying into Dhaka to participate in the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) meeting and that would mean a lot of carbon footprint. But organisers have vowed to make annual assembly a carbon neutral one.

  • SC fixes Apr 9 for passing order on tannery owners’ plea

    The Supreme Court fixes April 9 for passing an order on a petition filed by tannery owners seeking a stay on a High Court order that asked 154 tannery owners to pay Tk 30.85 crore to the government fund.

  • Trump scraps Obama climate policies

    President Donald Trump declared the end of a "war on coal" Tuesday, as he moved to curb rules that underpin American emissions targets and a major global climate accord.

  • Thailand's coin-eating turtle dies of blood poisoning

    A 25-year-old sea turtle in Thailand who swallowed nearly a thousand coins tossed by tourists seeking good luck died Tuesday, two weeks after having surgery to remove the coins from its stomach.

  • 2017 already marked by climate extremes: UN

    Extreme weather and climate conditions, including Arctic "heatwaves", are continuing this year, after 2016 topped the global temperature charts and saw shrinking sea ice and surging sea levels.

  • India gives Ganga, Jamuna ‘living entity’ status

    In a landmark ruling, a High Court in India has given the river Ganges and the Jamuna the status of the "first living entity of India".

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    Mongolian saker falcons die from electrocution

    Due to inefficient solutions in power lines, over 4000 saker falcons worth Mongolian Tugrik 64 billion ($26 million) die annually in Mongolia. This number increases by two times in some years.

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    Trump to undo Obama auto emissions rules

    President Donald Trump is set to announce steps to halt his predecessor Barack Obama's future vehicle emissions limits for manufacturers, a senior administration official says.

  • Rare mole rescued in Moulvibazar dies

    A rare Himalayan mole rescued from a village in Sreemangal upazila of Moulvibazar on March 9 died of its injuries yesterday.

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    Spring rain cools weather

    Incessant rains at the beginning of spring have brought the mercury down thus cooling the temperature but have also disrupted people's life especially in Dhaka. Dhaka dwellers, who are experiencing the rain since Thursday evening, start their day’s activities amid a moderate shower.

  • ‘Bondhu Chula’ for healthy living

    Bangladesh Bondhu Foundation (BBF), a Bangladeshi organisation, delivers an environmentally friendly stove, 'Bondhu Chula', innovated by Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR), from door to door with the help of the German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ).

  • Keystone XL builders can use non-US steel: White House

    The Keystone XL oil pipeline does not need to be made from US steel, despite an executive order by President Donald Trump days after he took office requiring domestic steel in new pipelines, the White House said on Friday.

  • East Antarctica

    Antarctica hits record high temperature at balmy 63.5°F

    An Argentine research base near the northern tip of the Antarctic peninsula sets a heat record at a balmy 63.5° Fahrenheit (17.5 degrees Celsius), the UN weather agency says.

  • [WATCH] A century of tragic extinctions

    Animals on the Earth are now in grave danger as we are entering an era where the number of species becoming extinct is increasing rapidly.

  • HC summons N’ganj DC to explain over earth filling

    The High Court summons the deputy commissioner of Narayanganj to appear before it on February 22 to explain the actual situation of a land at Sonargaon upazila where allegedly earth filling is going on despite the Supreme Court’s restriction.

  • New Zealand beached whale crisis 'over', say rescuers

    Whale rescuers are cautiously optimistic that the current wave of mass beachings in New Zealand is over, after hundreds of the creatures died after being stranded ashore.

  • 120kgs of venison seized in Barguna

    A team of coast guard recover at least 120kgs of venison in a drive from Patharghata upazila in Barguna district.

  • Arctic summer ice decreased by 72% since 1980

    The extent of ice loss at the top of the world, as seen by satellites, has been widely documented and is the Arctic ice cap’s shrinkage is often expressed in terms of area.

  • Here’s what’s wrong with Bangladesh’s winter

    For the past few years, the winter chapter of Bangladesh is shrinking – arriving late and living short, what experts suspect is for climate-related changes and abuse of natural resources.

  • ‘Int’l consensus against Rampal, for Sundarbans’

    Eminent economist Professor Anu Muhammad urges the government to move away from their stance and give support to those protesting against Rampal Power plant project.

  • BNP in support of Jan 26 hartal protesting Rampal

    BNP extends support for a half-day hartal called by the National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports for January 26 demanding cancellation of the Rampal power plant project near Sundarbans.

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    PM urges int’l community for greater focus on food security

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urges the global community to put greater focus on agriculture and food security to minimise the risk of lives and livelihoods of farmers, fishers, artisans and women.

  • 6m people displaced in Bangladesh: IOM

    Around six million people have been displaced from their homes due to the effects of climate change in Bangladesh, International Organization for Migration (IOM) says.