COP15: Why the world needs a new deal to protect nature

Hard on the heels of this month’s fractious COP27 climate talks in Egypt, exhausted environmentalists are shifting their attention to another upcoming UN green summit, known as COP15. At the December 7-19 gathering in Montreal, about 195 countries will be tasked with finalizing a new global biodiversity deal to halt damage to plants, animals and […]

Cabinet to continue ban on cutting trees to protect biodiversity

Father of three children, Harmuz is a marginalised farmer. He was chosen by the forest department to patrol the ‘protected’ forest. Photo: Mumit M

BSS 31 October, 2022, 07:05 pm Last modified: 31 October, 2022, 07:10 pm Father of three children, Harmuz is a marginalised farmer. He was chosen by the forest department to patrol the ‘protected’ forest. Photo: Mumit M “> Father of three children, Harmuz is a marginalised farmer. He was chosen by the forest department to […]

JS body for stopping illegal sand mining to protect reserved forest areas

BSS 20 October, 2022, 08:40 pm Last modified: 20 October, 2022, 08:42 pm Bangladesh National Parliament. Photo: Collected “> Bangladesh National Parliament. Photo: Collected The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change today recommended stopping illegal sand mining for protecting reserved forest areas in the country. The parliamentary watchdog made the […]

Actions needed to protect climate vulnerable women, girls

FE ONLINE REPORT | Published: October 14, 2022 17:38:24 Rights-based civil society representatives on Friday demanded urgent actions to safeguard women and girls who are at health and livelihood risk to the adverse effects of climate change. They made the demand at a virtual news conference on the eve of International Rural Women’s Day to […]

Virtual climate reality: Can ‘digital twins’ help protect us from disasters?

Virtual climate reality: Can 'digital twins' help protect us from disasters?

‘FANCY NEW NAME’ Others are more sceptical of the need for ‘digital twins’. “The name can be the lipstick on a pig,” said Dan Travers, co-founder of Open Climate Fix, a non-profit that applies machine learning to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as by improving weather forecasts to make solar energy more predictable. AI tools […]

Environment commissioner warns Canada not to protect commercially valuable fishNews WAALI

Environment commissioner warns Canada not to protect commercially valuable fishNews WAALI

OTTAWA — The federal government is biased against listing commercially valuable fish as an endangered and vulnerable species, Environment Commissioner Jerry DeMarco said in a new review released Tuesday. The scrutiny of Canada’s efforts to protect endangered aquatic species was one of six new environmental reports submitted to the House of Commons. It turns out […]

Govt against egg import to protect interests of local poultry farmers

Agriculture minister tells the press FE REPORT | Published: September 23, 2022 09:16:32 | Updated: September 23, 2022 13:11:32 Government will not allow import of eggs in order to protect interests of the local poultry farmers, Agriculture Minister Dr Mohammad Abdur Razzaque said on Thursday. “We (the government) will not allow import of eggs. Let […]

Agri dept launches drive to protect cotton from pink bollworm this season

Agri dept launches drive to protect cotton from pink bollworm this season

Faridkot : After cotton farmers faced losses due the pink bollworm infestation in the last kharif season, the Punjab agriculture department has launched a state-wide campaign to counter the pest threat this season. Agriculture director Dr Gurvinder Singh is leading the campaign to keep a close watch on the cotton stacks for the carryover of […]