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  • 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.

  • Environmental Protection Agency's emissions limits

    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.