Used Electric Vehicles batteries could be used for rickshaws in Bangladesh

Green (Living) Review

Motorised rickshaws, also known as easy-bikes, have gained popularity in Bangladesh due to their cost-effectiveness with one million of them all over the country. In fact, there are currently one million rickshaw pullers in Bangladesh who earn $4.8

Bangladesh Hits One Million Solar Home Systems - Compass

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OPIC, Export Import Bank, and President Obama’s Climate Legacy » Bangladesh Hits One Million Solar Home Systems. A few months back Nancy Wimmer told us about Bangladesh's solar success. The Bangladesh story is particularly exciting because Grameen has singlehandedly shattered the energy 'axioms' on which the international policy community has relied for decades: "Renewable energy is too expensive." Compass.

Environmental Solutions to A Humanitarian Crisis in Bangladesh

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Environmental expertise can aid the Rohingya humanitarian crisis. Latest Science

Bangladesh Concerned With Increased Tiger Poaching

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Their range, like all other tiger species, has been decimated but the tigers are found in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan. In Bangladesh, there exists a Bengal tiger population estimated from anywhere between 250 and 400 individuals. The Sundarbans is a mangrove forest located between Bangladesh and India. The Bengal tiger is considered the national animal of the country of Bangladesh.

T-Shirts Support Bangladesh Garment Industry Workers

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The post T-Shirts Support Bangladesh Garment Industry Workers appeared first on Eco-Chick. Uncategorized bangladesh Fair Trade fast fashion give back rana plaza t-shirt tazreen The Spectrum&Ali&Tazreen&Rana T-Shirts were made to support and cause awareness of the growing epidemic that is fast fashion and the horrific garment factories pushing clothing and accessories out at breakneck speeds.

Bangladesh Establishes Protected Areas For Endangered Dolphins

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This is one of the many threats to freshwater dolphins in Bangladesh, which is why local officials recently designated protected areas to help ensure their survival. Bangladesh is home to both Ganges river dolphins and Irrawaddy dolphins. These two dolphins are only found in the mangrove forested region of Bangladesh and India. One of the many impacts of climate change is rising seas.

Bangladesh ‘Long March’ to save Sundarbans featured in a new documentary

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More importantly though, the Sundarbans are a critical natural defense against cyclones, and it is estimated that every time one of these powerful storms hits Bangladesh, the forest saves hundreds of thousands of lives. At less than 20 feet above sea level , Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable nations to the effects of climate disruption. Bangladesh is already demonstrating that there is a way forward without coal.

High Sea Turtle Deaths in Bangladesh

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Along the coast of Bangladesh higher than normal sea turtle deaths have been recorded in the past two weeks. Source: Environmental News Network, Hundreds of Endangered Turtles Die along Bangladesh Coast , By Tofayel Ahmed February 8. The smallest of these turtles, the olive ridley’s, are endangered. Scientists have discovered 65 dead so far along a three-mile stretch of the coast, and hundreds more in the area, which is a higher than normal.

Samsung all set to launch solar notebooks in Bangladesh


B.Sameer Kumar: It is pretty interesting that Samsung has decided to launch their brand new line of solar-powered notebooks in Bangladesh. The logic on this one seems to beat us as it is not just Bangladesh that is rich in solar energy and if they are thinking of the region as a potential market that will really respond well to this type of product, then maybe an expansion to the adjacent market in India might have been a better bet.

Thousands In Bangladesh March for 5 Days to Stop Proposed Coal-Fired Power Plant

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Last week, thousands of Bangladeshis completed a nearly 250-mile, 5-day march from the capital city, Dhaka, to Rampal, in the Sundarbans area of southwest Bangladesh and home to the world’s largest mangrove forest. Moreover, Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable nations to climate disruption in the world, and the mangrove forests are one of the only protections people have against powerful storms and rising sea levels. And the march in Bangladesh is not happening in a vacuum.

Another Bangladesh Factory Fire: This is Fast Fashion

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Seven workers were killed — all women — and more than 15 injured on Saturday following a fire in a garment factory in Mohammadpur in the western part of Dhaka City, Bangladesh. The incident comes only two months after the Tazreen factory fire , which killed 112 employees in Bangladesh. Bangladesh happens to be the second largest exporter of clothing to the United States behind China. Eco-Chick shared this video about toxic tanneries in Bangladesh back in October.

Bangladesh Adops New Labor Law, Critics Argue Workers Still at Serious Risk: This is Fast Fashion

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Back in January of this year, Eco-Chick covered the Bangladesh factory fire in Dhaka City where seven workers were killed — all women — and more than 15 injured. This incident came only two months after the Tazreen factory fire , which killed 112 employees in Bangladesh. The factory employed about 5,000 people in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital city. Bangladesh is the second largest exporter of clothing to the United States behind China.

Bangladesh’s Awful Building Collapse: Almost 400 dead, Over a Thousand Injured: This is Fast Fashion

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Due to rising labor costs in China (garment workers there have been exploited over the last decades, and have been working together to demand better and fairer working conditions), Bangladesh is the latest country in which workers are underpaid and overworked to produce clothing cheaply. So far, there have been 382 confirmed deaths in the factory collapse that employed about 5,000 people in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital city. This article originally published on

Inspiring mud-and-bamboo Anandaloy Building uplifts a Bangladeshi community


German architecture practice Studio Anna Heringer has received the international architecture prize OBEL AWARD 2020 for its work on the Anandaloy Building, an unconventional project combining sustainable construction and social development to catalyze local development in rural Bangladesh. Green Recycle a-new-tab bamboo bangladesh containers-into heringer local mud architecture social architecture structural studio-anna

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A Real Solution to Fast Fashion and the Horrors of Foreign Clothing Production is Here (Video)

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Manufacture New York founder Bob Bland tells CBS News that producing clothing in America is the answer to what happened in Bangladesh, and she makes an incredibly compelling argument for why a ‘good deal’ on a cheap clothing isn’t so great. Fair Fashion Worldchanging Women bangladesh Bob Bland fast fashion garment industry made in usa manufacture new york solution

What Can Islam Do For The Environment? Lots, Actually…

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3] Cairo, the Islamic capital with one thousand minarets, is one of the most polluted cities in the world and Bangladesh and the Maldives – which are both Muslim nations – will be the worst affected countries when climate change hits due to flooding and droughts. [4] Religion Bangladesh Environment and Islam faith green islam Indonesia Islam and environment Maldives MuslimsAnswering (or at least attempting to answer) what now feels like an age-old question.

Incredible Video Shows How Regular People Respond the Real Story Behind Cheap Clothes

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To memorialize the senseless, pointless deaths of 1,133 workers who were killed when a clothing manufacturing plant collapsed in Bangladesh in 2013), Fashion Revolution hosts Fashion Revolution Day in April of every year to bring attention to this entirely solvable problem—this box was set up to bring attention to the FRD message this year. Fair Fashion activism awareness bangladesh budget cheap clothing ethical clothing Fair Trade Fashion fashion revolution forever 21 sweatshop

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Bhalo: Hand Created, Ethical Prints to Excite and Amuse (De-Rut Your Wardrobe!)

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The confetti dress , with fabric made in Rajshahi, and sewn by Folk Bangladesh. Bhalo travel to rural villages in Bangladesh, for both sampling and production, where we work with a collective of local fair trade producers. The paper daisy skirt , made in Bangladesh from azo chemical-free, hand loomed cotton. The tailfeather jacket , made in Bangladesh from naturally dyed, Azo chemical-free, hand loomed cotton.

How to ensure circular fashion is good for people and the environment


In Bangladesh, the garment sector is expected to lose over a million jobs by December, with over 70,000 workers already laid off. Business Eco Green a-million-jobs annelise-thim article bangladesh current health industry potential social united states workHow to ensure circular fashion is good for people and the environment Annelise Thim Fri, 10/09/2020 – 00:15 This article originally was published in the BSR Insight.

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Severe coastal floods could affect 287 million people by 2100


Among the areas of highest concern include southeastern China, northern Australia and Bangladesh as well as Gujarat and West Bengal in India. Green a-patriotic-ice a-truck-stop bangladesh century china france journal vegan virginiaA recent study published in the journal Scientific Reports has revealed that more than 4% of the world’s population could be exposed to severe flooding by the end of the century.

Why Eco Fashion Matters: Toxic Tanneries to Get You Those Supercheap Shoes, Bags and Belts (Totally NOT Worth It!)

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Fair Fashion bangladesh health leather shoes toxic tanneries water pollutionThis is where our cheap leather comes from. Is it worth it to pay $5 less for a pair of shoes and contribute to this? I don’t think so. Watch and learn! And then consider future leather purchases from ethical companies, like Coclico , Cri de Coeur , Patagonia and Naya. They are out there!)

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New study says Rotterdam is one of the dirtiest cities in the world

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The per capita greenhouse gas emissions vary with more than 15 tonnes in wealthy industrialized cities such as Sydney, Calgary, Stuttgart and several major US cities to less than half a tonne in poorer cities such as Nepal, India and Bangladesh. Global Warming Bangladesh Calgary Canada climate justice Dallas Dan Hoornweg Europe Germany India Minneapolis Nepal Netherlands Rotterdam science study Stuttgart Sydney Texas USA Washington DC World Bank

Vote 1 Socialist or vote 1 Green for Planet and Humanity

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Bangladesh), 0.9 Unfortunately Australia (through disproportionately huge annual fossil fuel burning and exports) has already used up its share of this terminal GHG pollution budget and is now stealing the entitlement of other countries including acutely global warming-threatened countries such as Somalia and Bangladesh.

Climate Racism, Climate Injustice & Copenhagen Greenhouse Gas Reduction Proposals

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Unfortunately climate criminal First World countries believe that they are much more deserving than others, and are lead by Copenhagen sabotaging, US surrogate, climate criminal Australia which wants a 2020 per capita GHG pollution for itself that would be over 60 times that of Bangladesh. Bangladesh), 0.9 And how do these proposed per capita values compare with a conveniently assumed 2020 Bangladesh value of 1 tonne CO2-e per person per year? times Bangladesh’s?] (see

Inequality between rich and poor nations helps fuel a climate of mistrust and sabotages efforts to secure a climate deal

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One person in Bangladesh will during a whole year emit as much CO2 emissions as one average person living the UK will in only 11 days. Just a little side note to show how just bad these things can get: At a seminar in the aftermaths of COP15, at the Lund University in Sweden, a CPS student from Bangladesh told us about how he had, at a visit to the Bella center (where the climate talks were being held), walked into the delegation from Bangladesh. Photo credit:

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Climate change will stir 'unimaginable' refugee crisis, says military

Green (Living) Review

Climate change is the greatest security threat of the 21st century,” said Maj Gen Munir Muniruzzaman, chairman of the Global Military Advisory Council on climate change and a former military adviser to the president of Bangladesh. Previously, Bangladesh’s finance minister, Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, called on Britain and other wealthy countries to accept millions of displaced people.

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Analysis: The foreign money in China’s booming coal industry

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In countries such as Bangladesh and Pakistan, China is the main driver of the establishment and expansion of the coal industry. English banks such as HSBC and Standard Chartered have lent US$5 billion to China’s coal sector in the past two years. Photo credit: Alamy.

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The Islamic Bank seeks to innovate social causes

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diseases in Bangladesh to the world’s smallest glucose monitor to help diabetics monitor their. On December 10, the Islamic Development Bank Launched IsDB Innovate, a groundbreaking. initiative that seeks to connect entrepreneurs in the science, technology, and innovation sectors. with funders around the world. IsDB Innovate is an initiative of 8 crowdfunding platforms — one global hub, and seven regional. platforms.

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SAVORTEX reaches out and gives a helping hand

Green (Living) Review

The charity, which helps children who live in Bangladesh, held a fundraising dinner in May and CEO of SAVORTEX, Syed Ahmed was invited to be a guest speaker. Syed Ahmed said: “Despite its recent advances in growth, Bangladesh is still a country subject to on-going political upheaval and frequent natural disasters. One of the most precarious groups currently living in Bangladesh are the refugee Rohingya people who have been forced out from their homeland in neighbouring Burma.

Zayed Prize-Winning School Inches Closer to Zero Carbon

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The Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Bangladesh Islamia School installed an 11.52 We commend Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Bangladesh Islamia School for the successful completion of the first phase of their award-winning project,” he said at the inauguration ceremony. The school was the first in the oil-rich United Arab Emirates to scoop the prestigious $100,000 Zayed Future Energy Prize in the Global High School category and they have already put the money to good use.

Modi’s Solar Lining

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To answer those questions, we need look no further than neighboring Bangladesh - a hot bed for off-grid solar installations. Bangladesh is home to a whopping 2.8 While that seems like a steep demand, judging by Bangladesh’s success, it is eminently doable. In sum, Modi’s goal is not only achievable, it’s already working in both Bangladesh and Africa. Narendra Modi has secured India’s prime minister position with a sweeping mandate.

Design team envisages Jala Hub for Tongi's slum dwellers


A group of designers has come up with a concept called Jala Hub that could help the township of Tongi in Bangladesh’s capital of Dhaka manage its waste better. Jala Hub Dhaka Bangladesh. Jala Hub Dhaka,Bangladesh. Sonia Renthlei: Waste management is an important issue in many developing countries. With no proper systems in place, people run the risk of contracting disease, polluting the environment and dirtying water sources.

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Is some number better than no number?

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  You want to know local pollution damages from coal in Bangladesh?  Lucas Davis at the Energy Institute at Haas blog (emphasis added): Last month Meredith wrote about coal being too cheap and Max wrote about gasoline being too cheap. But what is the right price for energy? Nobody in recent years has done more to try to answer this question than Ian Parry, a University of Chicago trained economist now at the International Monetary Fund. 

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Walmart says NO to international agreement

Green (Living) Review

The world''s biggest retailer says it won''t join an international agreement to inspect and pay for upgrades by Michael Smith (Veshengro) While other large retailers, the in the light of the clothing factory collapse in Bangladesh, have created an international agreement to inspect the sites and pay for upgrades, etc.,

India CAD Crisis Solution: Move Beyond Kerosene

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To look for a good reason why India should deal with these subsidies, it need look no further than neighboring Bangladesh. When the Bangladesh solar program was instituted in 2003, its original goal was 50,000 systems by 2008. This in a country with a population eight times the size of Bangladesh means it had only reached roughly four percent of the off-grid population. Bangladesh (and Nepal) doesn't subsidize kerosene; India does - obscenely.

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Magnets Could Help Purify Water

Eco Friendly Daily

A new breakthrough could help people in Bangladesh whose water is tainted by arsenic from the Ganges River basin. Arsenic binds to iron oxides, and researchers at Rice University have found that hand-held magnets can remove nanoparticles of magnetite–an iron oxide–from water. By mixing the magnetite into contaminated water, a magnet can thus be used to remove both compounds.

Tiger Populations Threatened By Rising Seas

Eco Friendly Daily

One of the last strong-holds for tigers is in Bangladesh and India in an area called the Sundarbans. In total, 500 tigers are estimated to live in this area, equally distributed on the Indian and Bangladesh sides. Such a drastic sea level rise would potentially cause the tiger population on the Bangladesh side to decline by 96 percent. Overall, the study found that if the seas rise as projected, as low a number as 5 tigers would continue to exist in the Bangladesh Sundarbans.

$1 Million for Arsenic Filter

Eco Friendly Daily

These filters cost about $40 each and 200 are being made each week in Kushita, Bangladesh. An epidemiologist from the University of California at Berkley recently won $1 Million dollars for developing a system to filter arsenic from well water. His maintenance-free filter uses sand, charcoal, bits of bricks and shards of cast iron, and 20 pounds of porous iron. The iron forms a chemical bond with the arsenic.

10 Reasons Why Should We Ban Plastic Bags


For example, millions of discarded plastic bags clog water drainage channels and sewers in urban areas of Bangladesh. For many of us it is hard to imagine that something as small as a plastic bag can actually cause flooding, but residents of some cities in Bangladesh have been struggling with this problem every monsoon season for the past two decades [3]. Plastic bags are a convenient way to carry. our purchased goods when we go shopping.

The Other Aspect to Surviving Global Warming – ADAPTATION.

Eco Friendly Daily

Bangladesh – has taken to prawn farming in a big way thanks to the rising sea level which causes frequent flooding and thus makes the lands saltier. Because of its poverty, Bangladesh cannot afford to have a very reliable defense mechanism in place. Britain is subsidizing a massive program in this regard because it considers Bangladesh a testing ground to see what other island countries including Britain could do to protect themselves against the rising waters.

Floating Fish Farm: A sustainable infrastructure crafted out of bamboo for flood prone areas


Bangladesh is a nation that is dependent largely on river Ganga and the Bay of Bengal for varied riches that it provides. Flood is an extremity in many of the developing countries of the world such as Bangladesh. B.Sameer Kumar: There is no doubt that changing climate patterns across the planet and global warming are causing a steady increase in sea level.

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WOHA to transform polluted swamp into green university


For nearly 50 years, Bangladesh-based nonprofit BRAC has championed change for good, and now the NGO will take its do-gooding a big step forward with the establishment of BRAC University in Dhaka.

What Jinn Are, And Why You Should Care

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According to Wikipedia, a survey undertaken by the Pew Research Center in 2012 shows that “…at least 86% in Morocco, 84% in Bangladesh, 63% in Turkey, 55% in Iraq, 53% in Indonesia, 47% in Thailand and 15% elsewhere in Central Asia, Muslims affirm the existence of jinn.

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