Colombian farmers under pressure from frosts linked to climate change

SIBATE, Colombia (Reuters) - Potato farmer Pedro Gomez stared out across rows and rows of ruined potato plants, the usually green foliage brown and withered by heavy frost. “They are very significant losses for the farmers who benefit from these crops, which is the only thing they can grow here,” he said. Just a few…

Climate Change tops list of global worries for young people: Amnesty

Four out of 10 young people view climate change as one of the most important issues facing the world, an Amnesty International survey on the state of human rights showed on Tuesday. The Amnesty poll, released on Human Rights Day, asked more than 10,000 people aged 18-25, in 22 countries across six continents, to pick…

Mobile court demolishes illegal brick kiln in Savar

A team of Department of Environment (DoE) demolished one illegal brick kiln and detained its staff in a drive in Savar this morning.  Led-by Md Maksudul Islam, executive magistrate, a team of DoE began the drive against illegal brick kiln in Namagenda area since morning, reports our Savar correspondent. Name of the demolished illegal establishment…

Floods predicted to uproot 50m yearly as climate heats up

The number of people at risk of being forced from their homes by river flooding could surge to as many as 50 million a year by the end of the century if governments do not step up action to tackle climate change, researchers warned on Tuesday. That would be five times the average of 10…

Buriganga River pollution must be stopped: HC

The High Court today observed that the Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) is the concerned authority to control and stop 68 underground drains and sewerage lines connected to Buriganga River. These drains and sewerage lines have been polluting the Buriganga River, and the pollution must be stopped, as the purpose of this court…