Environment

Sonargaon Farmland: SC extends stay on earth filling

Sonargaon Farmland: SC extends stay on earth filling

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The Supreme Court yesterday extended its earlier order that asked the authorities concerned to stop sand and earth filling of farmlands and wetlands around Meghna river in six moujas of Narayanganj's Sonargaon upazila. The apex court also directed the High Court bench led by Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury to expeditiously hear and dispose of a…
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‘Trump to make it easier for industries to release methane’

‘Trump to make it easier for industries to release methane’

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The Trump administration is preparing to make it significantly easier for energy companies to release methane into the atmosphere, reports The New York Times. This will be the administration’s third major step in this year to roll back federal efforts to fight climate change. The US Environmental Protection Agency plans to make public a proposal…
World must prevent runaway climate change by 2020: UN chief

World must prevent runaway climate change by 2020: UN chief

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Monday that the world is facing “a direct existential threat” and must rapidly shift from dependence on fossil fuels by 2020 to prevent “runaway climate change.” The UN chief called the crisis urgent and decried the lack of global leadership to address global warming. “Climate change is moving faster than…
Indonesia removes 3 songbirds from new protected list

Indonesia removes 3 songbirds from new protected list

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The Environment and Forestry Ministry of Indonesia has removed three popular songbirds from the newly revised protected species lists following protests from bird owners. The birds are the kucica hutan (white-rumped shama), cucak rawa (straw-headed bulbul) and jalak suren (Javan pied starling) -- the latter two of which are listed by the International Union for…
Asia’s rising appetite for meat, seafood will ‘strain environment’

Asia's rising appetite for meat, seafood will 'strain environment'

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Asia's growing appetite for meat and seafood over the next three decades will cause huge increases in greenhouse gas emissions and antibiotics used in foods, researchers said on Tuesday. Rising population, incomes and urbanisation will drive a 78 percent increase in meat and seafood demand from 2017 to 2050, according to a report by Asia…