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10 districts brace for floods

Government prepares to tackle floods in these districts as rivers rise above the danger level due to heavy rains WT24 Desk The government has started preparations to tackle floods with rivers in 10 districts of the country flowing above the danger level due to heavy rains, Agencies report. Relief in the form of 17,500 metric tonnes of rice, 50,000 packets ...

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10,000 families marooned

Teesta crosses danger mark WT24 Desk LALMONIRHAT: As many as 10,000 families are marooned as low-lying and char lands of Teesta and Dharla rivers have been flooded by last four days’ downpour and onrush of water from upstream, Agencies report. Water in Teesta was flowing above 2 centimeters of the danger level on Thursday.   At 6am, the river’s water ...

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Thousands of wild animals seized in smuggling crackdown

Nearly 600 arrests in Interpol operation that nets primates, big cats, birds and reptiles WT24 Desk Police across the globe have seized thousands of wild animals, including primates and big cats, and arrested nearly 600 suspects in a crackdown on illegal wildlife smuggling, Interpol has said, AFP reports. Covering 109 countries, the operation was carried out in coordination with the ...

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Glacial melting in Antarctica may become irreversible

Thwaites glacier is likely to thaw and trigger 50cm sea level rise, US study suggests WT24 Desk Antarctica faces a tipping point where glacial melting will accelerate and become irreversible even if global heating eases, research suggests, The Guardian reports. A Nasa-funded study found instability in the Thwaites glacier meant there would probably come a point when it was impossible to ...

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350 families evacuated from Ctg hills

Heavy downpour in the port city floods several areas WT24 Desk Chattogram district administration has evacuated more than 350 families living in the risky zones as rain forecasts have triggered fear of landslides in the port city’s hills region, Agencies report. The district administration is also conducting a drive to take the people to safe shelters. The delivery of imported ...

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Rain triggers landslide fear

Over 50 families evacuated in Chattogram WT24 Desk Over 50 families have been evacuated from Jalalbad hill in the city on Sunday fearing landslides amid rains for the last couple of days, Agencies report. The local administration started asking people through loudspeakers to shift shelter centres or other safer places on Saturday morning, said Md Delwar Hossain, member secretary of ...

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Making a crust: Tesco to use unsold bread in new products

Supermarket to create olive crostini and bread pudding from baguettes to reduce waste WT24 Desk Britain’s largest supermarket chain is launching a drive to reduce food wastefrom bread by turning unsold baguettes and batons from its in-store bakeries into new products, The Guardian reports. Surplus bread is one of the biggest waste problems for food retailers, according to the government’s food waste ...

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India facing worst water shortage

40 percent of its population may have no access to drinking water by 2030 WT24 Desk Chennai is often called the “Detroit of India” as it is home to some of the world’s top automobile brands. It is also famous for topnotch schools and hospitals, and the Marina Beach, reports ChinaDaily.com  But the capital of India’s southern province of Tamil ...

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Governments and firms in 28 countries sued over climate crisis – report

More than 1,300 legal actions over global heating brought since 1990, say researchers WT24 Desk Climate action lawsuits against governments and corporations have spread across 28 countries, according to a new analysis, The Guardian reports. The study reveals that more than 1,300 legal actions concerning climate change have been brought since 1990. While the US – with 1,023 cases – ...

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Ten common myths about bike lanes – and why they’re wrong

From congestion to cost, there are many entirely misguided arguments in circulation Peter Walker Cycle lanes have been in the news recently, as have the many often entirely misguided arguments that opponents use against them. For all the (slight) progress in some UK cities over mass cycling, we are still at a stage where a leaflet from a local branch of the party of ...

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