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Syful Islam

With solar farms and roof panels, Bangladesh inches toward green power goal

Oct 15 2018

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bangladesh’s electricity generation from renewable sources has passed the 5 percent mark with the opening of a major new solar plant - boosting hopes the country might meet its goal of getting 10 percent of power from renewables by 2020, experts say.

Climate-threatened Bangladesh to impose carbon tax in June

May 22 2017

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bangladesh is set to impose its own carbon tax on fuel next month – despite the hugely climate-vulnerable country producing relatively tiny per capita emissions.

In threat to food security, Bangladesh moves to burn grain for fuel

Apr 30 2017

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bangladesh plans to begin turning some of the grain it produces into ethanol to make its fuel greener – but economists and experts warn the move could hurt food security in a country that is already a grain importer.

Flood-hit Bangladesh plans to keep food safe in home silos

Aug 17 2016

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With millions of Bangladeshis hit by devastating monsoon floods in the past month, the government and aid agencies are helping them with emergency food and shelter, while working to improve protection against future disasters.

Flood-prone Bangladesh plans to keep food safe in home silos

Aug 16 2016

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With millions of Bangladeshis hit by devastating monsoon floods in the past month, the government and aid agencies are helping them with emergency food and shelter, while working to improve protection against future disasters.

Bangladesh declares lightning strikes a disaster as deaths surge

Jun 22 2016

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bangladesh has seen a near-record number of deaths this year from a phenomenon that appears to be worsening with climate change: lightning strikes.

Bangladesh set to pursue coal-power push despite opposition

Apr 14 2016

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The government of Bangladesh has indicated it is unlikely to abandon its push to build more coal-fired power plants despite growing opposition among local people and environmentalists.

Bangladesh fires up large-scale solar to boost power generation

Nov 20 2015

DHAKA, Nov 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The government of Bangladesh has approved construction of a large-scale solar park as part of a push to increase the share of power from renewable sources in this electricity-starved country.

Boat schools bring classroom to Bangladesh's flood-hit children

Mar 09 2015

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Anna Akter, a nine-year-old student at a floating school in Bangladesh's remote Natore district, says she might have missed out on her education during annual monsoon floods without her boat-based classroom.

Boat schools bring classroom to Bangladesh's flood-hit children

Mar 09 2015

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Anna Akter, a nine-year-old student at a floating school in Bangladesh's remote Natore district, says she might have missed out on her education during annual monsoon floods without her boat-based classroom.

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