Climate summit in Glasgow postponed to 2021 because of coronavirus pandemic

LONDON (Reuters) - A climate summit that had been due to take place in Glasgow in November has been postponed to 2021 because of the coronavirus outbreak, officials said on Wednesday, throwing new uncertainty into talks to tackle global warming. FILE PHOTO: Police outside the SEC Centre in Glasgow as the spread of the coronavirus…

Japan submits updated emissions plan, leaving carbon target unchanged

FILE PHOTO: A school student holds a sign as she takes part in the global students strike for action on climate change in Tokyo, Japan, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-hoon/File PhotoTOKYO (Reuters) - Japan has maintained its carbon emissions reduction target in its updated emissions plan submitted to the United Nations as part of an…

Kuakata's red crabs return to the beach

A shut-down is being enforced across the country to prevent the spread of coronavirus and tourist spots, including Kuakata's beaches, have also been closed. With human activity at these spots grinding to a halt, nature has found ways to flourish. TV reports have shown dolphins swimming around the Cox's Bazaar seashore, and in Patuakhali, a…

Bonayan: Largest private sector-driven afforestation programme celebrating 40 years

Around two decades ago, Joynal Abedin would not have thought of owning a property or business institution as he was struggling to earn a livelihood. The man, hailing from Shimulia village under Mirpur upazila of Kushtia, worked his land and had a small business. In 2003, he got the chance to participate in a workshop…

The million promises and little perils of bird-watching by the coast of Bangladesh

Abida Rahman ChowdhuryMarch 09, 2020 Shorebirds blending in perfectly with their habitat. Sometimes, from afar they appear as little dots until you notice them moving. Photos: Sayam U Chowdhury It is years ago now. The day I took a bus to the southernmost tip of Bangladesh with a group of people wearing khaki-coloured shirts, two-in-one…