Bangkok’s Air Pollution Reaches Dangerous Level
Residents in Bangkok, one of the world's top tourist destinations, were warned recently the city's air quality had hit dangerous levels just days after the country's pollution control agency appealed to residents to wear face masks.
ASEAN Summit Considers Climate-friendly Cooling for Asia
Participants to the first ‘Cooling Summit’ for members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) discussed how to promote the use of energy-efficient technologies for air conditioning in tropical countries.
Low-Cost 'Green Block' Use on Rise
In lieu of traditional bricks, locally-invented 'green block' is gradually becoming popular among realtors, as it is cheaper and disaster-resilient in a quake-vulnerable country.
Used Hybrid Cars Getting Popular
Sales of used hybrid cars are surging for better fuel economy and significantly lower prices than the brand new ones, according to the Bangladesh Reconditioned Vehicles Importers and Dealers Association (Barvida).
CCTF Deposits Climate Fund With FBL for Higher Returns
Climate Change Trust Fund (CCTF) had decided to deposit its money with Farmers Bank Limited (FBL), considering higher interest rate offer.
Trump Now Willing to Sign Revamped Paris Climate Deal
President Donald Trump would be willing to sign the US back up to the Paris climate accord, but only if the treaty undergoes major change, he said in comments published recently.
No End to Pollution by Brick Kilns
Several thousand brick kilns continue to pollute environment across the country despite the government’s various steps to check the environmental hazards caused by brick fields.
BD 2nd Worst in Curbing Pollution
Bangladesh becomes the second worst country in curbing environmental pollution in a global ranking.
BP Invests in Mobile Electric Vehicle Charging Company FreeWire
BP recently announced that its venturing business has invested $5 million in FreeWire Technologies Inc. (FreeWire), a US-based manufacturer of mobile electric vehicle (EV) rapid charging systems, and plans to roll out FreeWire’s Mobi Charger units for use at selected BP retail sites in the UK and Europe during 2018.
New Study Shows Clean Cooking Can Lead to Increased Birth Weight
A new study has found that replacing traditional cookstoves that burn wood and kerosene with clean-burning ethanol cookstoves can have a positive impact on birth outcomes, further evidence of the link between clean cooking and improved health.
GIZ & Partners Host Conference on Sustainable Energy for Displaced People
Participants at a conference on the theme, “Energy for Displaced People: A Global Plan of Action for Sustainable Energy Solutions in Situations of Development,”