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  • Plant trees, get rewarded by The Daily Star

    Rapid urbanization has resulted in a quickly degrading environment. As trees are being cut down faster than ever, the city continues to lose a vital lifeline.

  • Lighter vessel sinks in Bagerhat

    A lighter vessel carrying 800 tonnes of cement clinkers capsizes in Pashur River along the Sundarbans in Bagerhat.

  • Humans pose ever-bigger extinction risk to animals: review

    Facing the highest level of threat are more than 360 species of large mammals in Africa, Asia and South America -- the most biodiverse regions of the world, said a review published in the journal Nature Insight.

  • Solar smile for farmers

    Even two and a half years ago, worry over water for irrigation would cast a shadow on Uday's hope for a good harvest.

  • World unites to save oceans

    World leaders convene at UN headquarters next week for the first major bid to solve the toughest problems facing our oceans, from coral bleaching to plastic pollution, overfishing and rising seas due to climate change.

  • Choice organic

    The new farm technologies, introduced during the Green Revolution in the 60's, contributed a lot to boost production and feed the rising population in the country.

  • It's saving, nearly on all accounts

    It was around 10:45 on a sunny Saturday morning. Production was going on in full swing at Plummy Fashions Limited, a Narayanganj-based knitwear garment factory.

  • Same old story at Tangail Sal forest

    The traditional Sal forest in Tangail is disappearing fast due to non-stop felling of trees and encroachment of forestlands.

  • Ruin nature, ruin planet

    Prof Dwijen Sharma, an eminent naturalist, said it would not be possible to stop the conflict between nature and development as long as capitalism controls everything.

  • 5 devastating cyclones in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh, the delta country, has been in the line of a few devastating tropical cyclones. Here we take a look back at some of the worst tropical cyclones to have hit the country.