Sea swamps Bangladesh at one of world’s fastest rates

Government scientists say rising seas driven by climate change are drowning Bangladesh’s densely populated coast at one of the fastest global rates, and at least a million people on…Continue readingSea swamps Bangladesh at one of world’s fastest rates

Deadly Bangladesh cyclone one of longest seen

Bangladeshi weather experts said Tuesday that a deadly cyclone that carved a swath of destruction was one of the quickest-forming and longest-lasting they’d experienced, blaming climate change for the…Continue readingDeadly Bangladesh cyclone one of longest seen

‘Inside an oven’: sweltering heat ravages crops and takes lives in south-east Asia

Extreme heat has gripped much of south and south-east Asia over recent weeks, killing dozens of people, forcing millions of students to miss school and destroying crops. In Thailand,…Continue reading‘Inside an oven’: sweltering heat ravages crops and takes lives in south-east Asia

World’s coal power capacity rises despite climate warnings

A report by Global Energy Monitor found that coal power capacity grew by 2% last year, driven by an increase in new coal plants across China and a slowdown…Continue readingWorld’s coal power capacity rises despite climate warnings

The Sundarbans dilemma: Islands swallowed by water, and nowhere else to go

Located in West Bengal state in eastern India and neighbouring Bangladesh, the Sundarbans forest system is a cluster of low-lying islands and represents the largest mangrove ecosystem in the…Continue readingThe Sundarbans dilemma: Islands swallowed by water, and nowhere else to go

Climate crisis to increase cancer risk for tens of millions of people in Bangladesh

“Chronic arsenic poisoning from drinking water … is a real problem, not a theoretical exercise,” said the lead researcher, Dr Seth Frisbie, an emeritus professor of chemistry at Norwich…Continue readingClimate crisis to increase cancer risk for tens of millions of people in Bangladesh

Excelerate Energy signs 15-year LNG supply deal with Petrobangla

Excelerate Energy, a US-based liquefied natural gas (LNG) company, and Bangladesh Oil, Gas & Mineral Corporation (Petrobangla), a government-owned national gas company of Bangladesh, have entered into a long-term…Continue readingExcelerate Energy signs 15-year LNG supply deal with Petrobangla

UN chief urges world to ‘stop the madness’ of climate change

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged the world Monday to “stop the madness” of climate change as he visited Himalayan regions struggling from rapidly melting glaciers to witness the devastating…Continue readingUN chief urges world to ‘stop the madness’ of climate change

‘Only the rich can bear this heat’: how Dhaka is battling extreme weather

North Dhaka is particularly vulnerable to the urban heat-island effect due to its densely populated city centre, with some urban hotspots more than 10˚C (18˚F) higher than the surrounding…Continue reading‘Only the rich can bear this heat’: how Dhaka is battling extreme weather

Bangladesh shuts schools, cuts power in longest heatwave in decades

Temperatures in the South Asian nation’s capital of Dhaka have surged to around 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit), with the poor bearing the brunt of the blazing sun.…Continue readingBangladesh shuts schools, cuts power in longest heatwave in decades

Shanghai records hottest day in May in 100 years

The temperature at the bustling station climbed to 36.7˚C later in the afternoon, Shanghai’s meteorological service said. Parts of India saw temperatures reach 44˚C (111˚F) in mid-April with at…Continue readingShanghai records hottest day in May in 100 years

Vietnam records highest ever temperature of 44.1˚C

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Photos: Life along a ‘dead’ river in Bangladesh

The devastation of areas like the Buriganga comes into greater focus in the run-up to Earth Day, when people worldwide mobilise in support of protecting the environment.Continue readingPhotos: Life along a ‘dead’ river in Bangladesh

PM Modi and Sheikh Hasina inaugurate India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina jointly inaugurated the India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline (IBFP) today in a virtual mode. The foundation stone for the…Continue readingPM Modi and Sheikh Hasina inaugurate India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline

Bangladesh floods: Experts say climate crisis worsening situation

Experts say the catastrophic rain-triggered floods, which submerged large part of the country’s northern and northeastern areas, are an outcome of climate change. Saiful Islam, director of the Institute…Continue readingBangladesh floods: Experts say climate crisis worsening situation

Bangladesh, India floods kill over 100; millions in need of aid

Floodwaters have inundated more of Bangladesh and northeast India, officials say, as authorities struggle to reach more than 9.5 million people stranded with little food and drinking water after…Continue readingBangladesh, India floods kill over 100; millions in need of aid