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  • Tigers dwindling: just six sub-species remain

    Six different sub-species of tigers exist, scientists confirms, amid hopes the findings will boost efforts to save the fewer than 4,000 free-range big cats that remain in the world.

  • beach in Cox's Bazar

    Bangladesh among 'best value travel destinations'

    Bangladesh ranked seventh in the Lonely Planet's Top 10 “Best Value” travel destinations for 2019, which showcased the top ten places for affordable adventures, UNB reports.

  • Trump says climate change not a hoax, not sure of its source

    President Donald Trump is backing off his claim that climate change is a hoax but says he doesn’t know if it’s manmade and suggests that the climate will “change back again.”

  • UN report on global warming carries life-or-death warning

    Preventing an extra single degree of heat could make a life-or-death difference in the next few decades for multitudes of people and ecosystems on this fast-warming planet, an international panel of scientists reported Sunday. But they provide little hope the world will rise to the challenge.

  • Dust pollution in Dhaka

    Curb air pollution in Dhaka: green activists

    Green activists yesterday urged the authorities concerned to take immediate steps to properly control air pollution caused by dust in the capital and ensure punishment for people responsible.

  • Washington man jailed for overharvesting sea cucumbers

    The owner of a Washington seafood company was sentenced to two years in prison for overharvesting sea cucumbers and must pay $1.5 million in restitution - the second large bust of illegal sea cucumber trade in the US West in just over a year.

  • Ban on tourism in Sundarbans

    Sundarbans wildlife gets extended sanctuary

    The biodiversity boundary has been extended in the Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest. Experts expect the move to help boost all types of forest resources including wildlife, fisheries, and trees.

  • green crab

    Canadian crabs with bad attitude threaten coastal ecosystem

    Canadians are known as friendly folks, but these crabby brutes migrating from Canadian waters are better suited for the hockey rink.

  • Pollution the killer

    Some 18,000 deaths from environmental pollution occurred in 2015 in Dhaka, the second least livable city in the world, a World Bank report says.

  • 2 storms, Florence and Mangkhut, different as water and wind

    Nature expresses its fury in sundry ways. Two deadly storms — Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut — roared ashore on the same day, half a world apart, but the way they spread devastation was as different as water and wind.