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  • Bangladesh Metro Rail

    Striking a balance between development and environment

    Just as a country’s development cannot be sustainable without a properly functioning democracy, development without environmental protection is also bound to fail. While Bangladesh is advancing with its various development projects at a fast pace...

  • Flood in Bangladesh.

    Neither necessary nor sufficient

    On the surface—from the philosophical (life and death) to physical (rainfall and flood)—these appear to be simple questions with causal connections.

  • We live, if our forests live

    Different organisa-tions working with forests and the environment have come up with different estimates of Bangladesh's total forest coverage. While the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change estimates that Bangladesh currently has 17 percent forestland,

  • Early flash floods in the haor region:  A new normal?

    Early flash floods in the haor region: A new normal?

    A flash flood in early April of 2017 devastated the boro crops in six haor districts that were worth Tk 13,000 crore (Kaler Kantha, July

  • Raising our children amidst poisonous air

    This is no city to raise your children in,” a friend was telling me the other day. “Either you leave the country or leave the city and go somewhere where your kids don't have to breathe poison.”

  • Reducing carbon footprint in the RMG sector

    Sustainabi-lity in the Bangladesh ready-made garment (RMG) industry is a subject that is never far from people's minds and occupies conversations with customers and industry partners.

  • Will Bengal tigers really disappear from the Sundarbans?

    Will Bengal tigers really disappear from the Sundarbans?

    We recently published an article titled “Combined effects of climate change and sea-level rise project dramatic habitat loss of the

  • Who will pull us out of the climate change conundrum?

    Every year since 1995, our leaders or their representatives met at the so-called Conference of Parties, debating climate change, global warming in particular.

  • Make cities greener, healthier and happier places to live in

    Against the backdrop of the ever-increasing rate of deforestation and encroachment in almost every country in the world including Bangladesh, every year since 2012, March 21 has been celebrated as International Day of Forests.

  • Delhi, most polluted city

    Legislate Clean Air Act before it's too late!

    Few months ago, Delhi had been declared as the most polluted city in the world. For most of us who breathed a sigh of relief, the breathing just got heavier.