Bangladesh to use CFL bulbs to save electricityReuters | 08 May 2010
Bangladesh will distribute compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs among consumers next month in exchange for incandescent bulbs to save up to 400 megawatts of electricity a day, a power ministry official said on Saturday.
River sediment may counter Bangladesh sea level riseSCIDEV.NET | 04 May 2010
Sea level rise, which threatens to flood Bangladesh, may be offset by sediment flowing down from the Himalayas. Researchers at the Center for Environmental and Geographic Information Services (CEGIS), in capital city Dhaka, said that the Himalayas — relatively young mountains with a loose structure — have been losing more than a billion tonnes of sediment every year, some of which has been building up the land in the river estuaries below.
Solar power lights up Bangladesh central bankReuters | 31 Mar 2010
DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh's central bank has switched over to solar-powered lighting, in a move to encourage green energy in a country drastically short of electricity, bank officials said.The government says it is also exploring various means, including nuclear power generation, to overcome the problem of energy shortage, which is one of the key constraints to growth
Rising seas claim island at centre of 30-year disputeThe Independent | 25 Mar 2010
A low-lying island in a sprawling mangrove delta which has been disputed by India and Bangladesh for almost 30 years will be squabbled over no more. It has disappeared beneath the waves. In what experts say is an alarming indication of the danger posed by rising sea levels brought about by global warming, New Moore Island has become totally submerged. "It is definitely because of global warming," said Professor Sugata Hazra of Jadavpur University in Kolkata.
Bangladesh PM seeks early climate fund disbursementReuters | 16 Feb 2010
DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday urged donors countries to come up quickly with promised funds to help her country limit the effects of climate change.
Economic slump may limit moves on clean energyInternational Herald Tribune | 25 Nov 2008
From Italy to China, a poor global economy and plunging prices of coal and oil are upending plans to wean businesses and consumers from fossil fuel.
Lethal storms batter South AsiaBBC | 22 Sep 2005
More than 50 people have been killed and many are unaccounted for in fierce storms and flooding that have hit the Bay of Bengal since the weekend.
Earthscan re-launches Climate Policy JournalEarthscan | 09 Feb 2005
Climate Policy presents a wide range of refereed research and analysis that address the broad spectrum of policy issues raised by the prospect of changes in the global climate. It addresses both the mitigation of, and adaptation to, climate change. It also provides a forum for the communication of...
Blair turns attention to Mideast peace on whistlestop tourChannel News Asia | 23 Dec 2004
British Prime Minister Tony Blair was meeting Israeli and Palestinian leaders to discuss his personal peace initiatives for the region, the next leg on a flying visit which took him to Iraq the previous day.
Flooded future looms for BangladeshBBC | 08 Dec 2004
If climate change pushes sea levels higher, people in coastal areas in low-lying countries like Bangladesh could be forced from their homes. As part of the BBC's Planet Under Pressure series, Roland Buerk visits a family living in the Ganges River delta.
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