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Stubble burning, forest fire may melt Gangotri glacier: Study

Stubble burning and forest fire along the Himalayas can trigger melting of the already receding Gangotri glacier, a primary source of water for the Ganges river in India’s Uttarakhand state, our New Delhi correspondent reports citing a study. Scientists from the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG), an autonomous research institute under the Indian Ministry…

Air pollution shortens lives by 3 years: study

A ‘pandemic’ of air pollution shortens lives worldwide by nearly three years on average, and causes 8.8 million premature deaths annually, scientists said Tuesday. Eliminating the toxic cocktail of molecules and lung-clogging particles cast off by burning oil, gas and coal would restore a full year of life expectancy, they reported in the journal Cardiovascular…

Young tourists collect 500 kg trash from St Martin’s Island

A group of young tourists visiting Saint Martin’s Island collected around 500 kg of waste from various parts of the island over two days, in a bid to raise awareness regarding the environment among fellow tourists. The group, all of whom are students at Nanchang University of Aerospace and Astronautics in China, started collecting the…

Rare Nilgai rescued in Chapainawabganj

A rare Nilgai, once believed to be extinct, was rescued by Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members from Chapainawabganj’s Shibganj upazila yesterday night. BGB members spotted the nilgai, the largest antelope in Asia, just 150 yards away from border pillars in Masudpur village around 10:00am, reports our Chapainawabganj correspondent quoting BGB members. The animal was handed…

Injured bearcat finds its way to hospital in Khagrachari

An injured Binturong, also known as a bearcat, was found injured behind a local hospital in Khagrachari district this morning. It is now being treated at the Chattogram Veterinary Hospital. The animal was found behind the Lakkhichari Upazila Health Complex with injury marks all over its body, especially near the mouth, our Chattogram correspondent reports…

South Africa’s Ramaphosa says to extend lockdown by two weeks

FILE PHOTO: President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his State of the Nation address at parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, February 13, 2020. REUTERS/Sumaya Hisham/File PhotoJOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday that a nationwide lockdown to try to contain the spread of the coronavirus would be extended by two weeks. The…

U.S., UK cyber officials say state-backed hackers taking advantage of outbreak

FILE PHOTO: Silhouette of mobile device user is seen next to a screen projection of binary code are seen in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) – American and British cybersecurity officials are warning that state-backed hackers and online criminals are taking advantage of the coronavirus outbreak to further their…

French people in ICU for coronavirus falls for first time: ministry

FILE PHOTO: A man runs wearing a protective face mask in front of the Eiffel Tower during a lockdown imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Paris, France April 8, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo FuentesPARIS (Reuters) – The number of people in intensive care units (ICU) for coronavirus infection in France fell slightly…