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New Zealand to ban single-use plastic bags

WT24 Desk New Zealand became the latest country Friday to outlaw single-use plastic shopping bags, with prime minister Jacinda Ardern saying they will be phased out over the next year as a “meaningful step” towards reducing pollution, AFP reports. New ...

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Earth at risk of entering ‘hothouse’

WT24 Desk The world is at risk of entering “hothouse” conditions where global average temperatures will be 4-5 degrees Celsius higher even if emissions reduction targets under a global climate deal are met, scientists said in a study published on ...

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Showers forecast for Saturday

WT24 Desk Light to moderate rain/thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at most places over Rangpur, Rajshahi, Dhaka, Mymensingh, Khulna, Barishal, Chattogram and Sylhet divisions with moderately heavy to heavy falls at places over the ...

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