Opinion

January 2, 2020
January 2, 2020

Why saving the Sundarbans is so urgent

The severe cyclonic storm Bulbul originated from the Bay of Bengal advancing with a speed of 140 kph and started dwindling when the mouth of the storm crossed the Sundarbans and hit the mangrove...

December 31, 2019
December 31, 2019

How our rivers fared in 2019

The year 2019 saw both good and bad developments for our rivers. On the good side, the first thing to be mentioned is the High Court’s judgement of February 3, declaring rivers as a “legal entity,”...

December 19, 2019
December 19, 2019

COP25: Another round of active inaction

The UN’s longest-ever climate negotiations, continuing non-stop for almost two extra days, drew to a close on December 15 with not much to celebrate. Nations on both sides—developed and developing...

December 8, 2019
December 8, 2019

Perils of climate change: Time for action

The 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 25) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), known as the UN Climate Change

November 14, 2019
November 14, 2019

Where has all the green gone?

As I pass the planning commission office in Agargaon on a rickshaw, on a jam-packed road in the evening, I cannot help noticing the big advertisements

November 12, 2019
November 12, 2019

Cyclone Bulbul: Views from the ground

At least a dozen people died and many more were injured due to the impact of the cyclonic storm Bulbul in Bangladesh.

November 5, 2019
November 5, 2019

Realigning our climate change goals

In climate change jargon, the process of adjustment to actual or expected climate change and its effects seeking to moderate or avoid harm or exploit beneficial opportunities is defined as...

November 2, 2019
November 2, 2019

Battling climate induced displacement

Disaster and climate induced displacement has become an important issue in the global disaster risk reduction (DRR) conversation.

October 20, 2019
October 20, 2019

The silent killer lurking in the air

Surprising as it may seem to some, non-smokers in Bangladesh can die of lung cancer, and we are not talking about passive smoking here.

October 7, 2019
October 7, 2019

When the garbage piles up

The near absence of an environment-friendly urban waste management system in Bangladesh is a major concern for the citizens.