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. Compass.

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. And the march in Bangladesh is not happening in a vacuum.

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

Eco Chic

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.

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

Eco Chic

But clothing that is less harmful to people and the planet has been a tougher sell, since it’s not something you ingest or put on the skin and gets absorbed. Fair Fashion bangladesh factory collapse fast fashion garment production joe fresh News slave labor

The Coming Storm -Lessons on Adaptation from Bangladesh


The people of Bangladesh have much to teach us about how a crowded planet can best adapt to rising sea levels. For them, that future is now. Photograph by Jonas Bendiksen.

How to Feed the World Without Killing the Planet?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Reducing meat consumption by half could feed 2 billion people, reducing the burden of hunger on the planet without increasing the area under cultivation at all. As it is practiced today, agriculture is one of the biggest environmental offenders – yet it is necessary for our survival.

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Disaster in the Sundarbans

10,000 Birds

Due to the Ganges floods, their planned weekend of sailing through the labyrinth of channels turned into a week-long stay among about 270 Tigers , according to the 2011 census – the last population inhabiting mangroves and one of the highest concentrations anywhere on the planet! On December 9th, a tanker slammed into another vessel inside the Chandpai dolphin sanctuary in the Sundarbans in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is doing all it can. Conservation Bangladesh oil Sundarbans

US media censor out BBC TV “Frozen Planet” series climate change episode

Green Blog

It has been reported by the UK New Statesman that the US will not air the “On Thin Ice” seventh episode of David Attenborough’s “Frozen Planet” BBC TV series about wildlife in the Arctic and Antarctica. Thus in Australia, where Murdoch Media have 70% of the city newspaper readership, I understand that it is the major national TV channel Channel 9 (non-Murdoch) that has purchased “Frozen Planet” – but apparently only the first 6 episodes (e.g.

Vote 1 Socialist or vote 1 Green for Planet and Humanity

Green Blog

In the Western Murdochracies (Big Money buys truth and votes) and Lobbyocracies (Big Money buys politicians and policy) pro-Planet and pro-Humanity voters have little choice but to vote 1 Green or vote 1 Socialist as set out below using the example of climate criminal Australia, a nation that is making a disproportionately huge contribution to a worsening climate genocide that is set to kill 10 billion non-Europeans this century through unaddressed, man-made climate change. Bangladesh), 0.9

How Humanity can act on Moving Planet Day

Green Blog

However 24 September 2011 is “Moving Planet Day” on which hundreds of thousands of people around the world will be demanding effective action against man-made climate change. ppm per year), also endorses “ Moving Planet Day ”. According to key sponsor : “On September 24, more than 150 countries are expected to take part in a global day events called “Moving Planet” dedicated to the goal of solving the climate crisis by ending the world’s dependence on fossil-fuel energy.

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

Green Prophet

Islam, in particularly, which is perceived as the faith of oil-rich sheikhs is sidelined with sparse academic research highlighting the insights Islam has to offer an environmentally vulnerable planet. Answering (or at least attempting to answer) what now feels like an age-old question.

Heroines for the Planet: Emmy-Award Winning Filmmaker Marilyn Weiner, Creator of Journey to Planet Earth

Eco Chic

Journey to Planet Earth is one of the most important TV series you’ll watch. And in my opinion, one of the most important, world-changing women on our planet co-created this series: Marilyn Weiner. And what inspired you and Hal to create Journey to Planet Earth to begin with?

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

Green Blog

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. Until they do we won’t get a fair, ambitious and binding climate deal (Or a planet with a habitable biosphere!). Photo credit:

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Climate Racism, Climate Injustice & Copenhagen Greenhouse Gas Reduction Proposals

Green Blog

“What can decent people do to save the Planet from the Australian, EU and US climate criminals?&#. 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 times Bangladesh’s?] (see

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. In fact, according to researchers every second person on the planet could have some microplastic in the body [13]. Plastic bags are a convenient way to carry.

Is some number better than no number?

Environmental Economics

  You want to know local pollution damages from coal in Bangladesh?    Previous studies had measured marginal damages for particular energy types and for particular individual countries, but this new work provides comprehensive estimates for the entire planet. 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?

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Invest in “climate nice” rice bonds

Green Prophet

But if you invest in climate-nice rice production, the cornerstone of global food security you will be doing a better thing for this planet. . Other new reports say that Americans care more about the planet than economic growth. You might invest in coffee or gold.

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Let’s Not Go with the Flow


We know that 71% of our planet is water and only 29% is land area. The 2017 World Soil Day theme is – “Caring for the Planet starts from the Ground.” Sirajul Haque, PhD, Professor of Institute of Forestry and Environmental sciences, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh.

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New Report: Activists Worldwide Say ‘No’ to Coal

Sierra Club Compass

In Bangladesh, people  organized in massive numbers as 20,000 protesters marched 250 miles in five days to oppose the construction of a coal-fired power plant. Grassroots activism abroad is empowering people and protecting the planet.

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Recommended Reading: 'Pico-solar Electric Systems' by John Keane

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This solar boom is also a huge source for green jobs in countries like Bangladesh where 80,000 solar home systems are being installed every single month.

Tiger Populations Threatened By Rising Seas

Eco Friendly Daily

Tigers are one of the best known and most endangered species on the planet. One of the last strong-holds for tigers is in Bangladesh and India in an area called the Sundarbans. The number of tigers estimated to still exist in the wild is 3,200.

Clean Energy Access For All - Grameen's Solar Success


In one of the poorest countries on the planet a renewable energy service company is installing one thousand solar home systems - a day. Not in its capital or busy urban centers, but where 80 percent of the population lives – in rural Bangladesh. The company, Grameen Shakti, literally translates as rural energy. By the end of the year it will have installed a total of one million solar systems and now has expansion plans to install five million systems by 2015.

A Voice for Sustainability: The People Behind Your T-Shirt

Nature Conservancy - Science

The low wages and poor conditions of the workers, says NPR’s Planet Money. More than 1,000 workers died in Bangladesh earlier this year when a factory that produced 15 brands of clothes collapsed. This week apparel industry workers in Bangladesh made a small but important step forward.

France’s new ban on plastic throwaways should be extended globally

Green Prophet

China, Bangladesh, South Africa, Uganda, Somalia, Rwanda Botswana, Kenya and Ethiopia have enacted total bans. France is the first nation on the planet to do so, an action that could be repeated everywhere to forcibly halt our culture of waste.

Water Purification Pumps

Eco Friendly Daily

In many states in India and Bangladesh, people suffer cracking, discolouration, and ulcers of the skin due to the arsenic and fluoride found in their drinking water. See also: Six Gadgets To Save The Planet (and everyone on it).

World Soil Day today, it’s not looking great

Green Prophet

Today, the first World Soil Day Award was also delivered to Practical Action Bangladesh for organizing the best World Soil Day celebration in 2017.

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Eco-bags Products, ECOBAGS Brand, Honored as 'Best for the Environment' by B Corporation

Green (Living) Review

And, with the recent reports of factory atrocities in Bangladesh, the public wants to see and understand how products are produced.

Conference On Tigers Held To Save Them From Extinction

Eco Friendly Daily

Tigers are one of the most majestic creatures on this planet and is also one of the best known worldwide. The countries in which these creatures still roam wild include: Russia, Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, China, Myanmar, India and Nepal.

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Solar Energy Pros and Cons – The Ultimate Guide


source of renewable energy on our planet, and it’s no secret that recent technological innovations have made solar power affordable to more and more people [1]. The sun is the most powerful and abundant.

Greening our lives

Green (Living) Review

Creating a better world by looking after our Planet and Earth''s children, all of them, can be done if we all, especially the 99%, those that need this change to benefit from it, work in small ways to make this happen, even on one''s own in one''s own small corner and ways.

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Climate change “worst” is yet to come, UN report warns today

Green Prophet

Nobody on this planet is going to be untouched by the impacts of climate change,” said Mr. Rajendra K. The United Nations has issued a five years in the making report on climate change, and our future. It does not look bright.

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


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. 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.

McKibben To Environment Movement: ‘Be More Confrontational’

Green Prophet

As McKibben adds, fossil fuel companies that are changing the face of the planet in dangerous ways are the real ‘radicals’ The Environment Is Not Just For White People.

Trees4Life Tell British Muslims To Plant Trees In Palestine And Reduce Waste

Green Prophet

The main aims of the organisation are to raise awareness in Britain of the ecological and environmental problems facing the planet, especially some of the most vulnerable populations of the less developed world. What do you think is holding back Muslims from doing more for the planet?

10 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know about Solar Energy


More than one billion people, or 17 percent of the planet’s population, live without reliable access to electricity. For example, Bangladesh holds prime in selling residential solar systems [15]. Sun, the star of our universe, the life and light giver.

It is madness that waste is not a bigger international priority

Green (Living) Review

And the same goes for other waste, including old ships, which end up in places such as Bangladesh to be broken up, often without any protection measures in place. If we do not tackle the waste problem tackling climate change will not longer matter for what can we do with a cool but poisoned Planet. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The talk is about CO2 and no one talks about “other” pollution and about waste. especially about waste.

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Faith Leaders Unite Against The Illegal Wildlife Trade

Green Prophet

The statements of support came from various religious leaders across the world incuding the Muslim communities in Bangladesh, the Muslim women’s communities of Uganda and the Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims. “We

Four Lessons Pakistan’s Off-Grid Solar Market Can Teach the World

Sierra Club Compass

When it comes to the off-grid solar market, the South Asian countries you normally hear about are India and Bangladesh. Photo courtesy of EcoEnergy. One is home to the largest potential market in the world, the other is home to the world’s most successful and booming market to date.

10 Unexpected Impacts of Climate Change

Nature Conservancy - Science

The researchers project that Bangladesh alone could see 800,000 more cases of diarrhea by 2035. Fish and Wildlife Service to “act now” to address threats to wolverines faced by a warming planet. Droughts. More severe and unpredictable storms. A decline in polar bears.

When Will the Coal, Oil, Gas, and Nuclear Industries Stand On Their.

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Bangladesh Hits One Million Solar Home Systems » When Will the Coal, Oil, Gas, and Nuclear Industries Stand On Their Own Feet? Sierra Club® and "Explore, enjoy and protect the planet"® are registered trademarks of the Sierra Club. Compass.

The world could face a 'Water War' by 2040


Without it, we’re doomed and so are the rest of the planet’s inhabitants. Considering it flows through India and into Bangladesh, a neighboring country, the chances of there being a water war in the future seems likely.

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12 Sierra Club Bloggers to Watch in 2013: Part III - Compass

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He also keeps an eye on solar and other clean energy projects that are popping up in places like Bangladesh. Sierra Club® and "Explore, enjoy and protect the planet"® are registered trademarks of the Sierra Club. Compass.

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Growing consumerism and consumption a much bigger problem than growing population

Green (Living) Review

This goes as much for Bangladesh as for India as for Brazil, a hotbed of Catholicism. For yet another myth, put out by the population doom-mongers, is the one that says that it is all those extra people that are wrecking the planet. Virtually all of the remaining population growth is in the poor world, and the poor half of the planet is responsible for only 7 percent of carbon emissions. Therefore how dare rich-world greens blame the poor world for the planet's perils?

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