environmental degradation

To cut CO2 emissions, let’s tackle over-production

We live in a world where approximately 9.2 percent of the global population lives on less than $2.15 per day according to figures from 2019.

Why open-pit coal mining in Phulbari will be disastrous

The coal bed of Bangladesh differs from that of many other places in the world, where the water table is found usually below the coal bed, not above as in Bangladesh.

We cannot ignore the threat of microplastics

New study reveals harrowing level of microplastic pollution in rivers

Yet another reserved forest in peril

In ensuring amenities, the authorities must not destroy nature

Shall we just bow to illegal sand lifters?

Government must take stern action against those lifting sand from Jamuna, Meghna

Stop ravaging our reserve forests

Government must not allow anyone to occupy or destroy forestland

With every forest razed, a little bit of Bangladesh dies too

Worrying reports about natural degradation question the government’s sincerity

Re-greening Bangladesh will require more than token gestures

Authorities must protect our existing natural resources before taking any reforesting measure

Why are we so intent on killing forests?

Chattogram district administration must answer for felling 5,000 trees

May 18, 2023
May 18, 2023

Greater effort needed to stop sand extraction from Teesta

Government must protect our rivers from being polluted, encroached or harmed in other ways

April 17, 2023
April 17, 2023

Fiscal policies that could tackle air pollution and climate change

Environmental degradation and climate change impacts create externalities that can be reduced through appropriate pricing mechanisms.

January 29, 2023
January 29, 2023

Reserve forest defiled, defying court order

A tea company is digging a lake in the middle of a reserve forest in Fatikchhari, Chattogram, in what environmentalists say is a crime that’s causing irreparable damage to the environment.

November 6, 2022
November 6, 2022

Another river on its death bed

By killing our rivers, we only hasten our downfall

June 30, 2022
June 30, 2022

Reimagining the post-pandemic world

The COVID-19 pandemic hit us at a time when anthropogenic climate change is threatening to destabilise our lives.

July 25, 2018
July 25, 2018

A note on the environmental aspects of Rohingya camps

It has been nearly a year since the latest influx of the Rohingya people after they were forcibly driven out of Myanmar and into Bangladesh. Since last August, over 700,000 refugees, mostly women and children, have been housed, fed, clothed and provided with medical attention by a combination of Bangladesh's military and civilian authorities and NGOs as well as the UN and other international agencies, of whom there are over a hundred working day and night in the Rohingya camps.

June 6, 2016
June 6, 2016

Protecting the environment

We observed yet another World Environment Day, and perhaps it is time to seriously evaluate if our actions on the ground match our grand pledges, in summits and seminars, to protect the country from the threat of climate change and further environmental degradation.

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