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Flooding in the country’s southeast caused by incessant rain over the past few days is likely to get worse, weather experts said yesterday.

The trees in the forest ranges of Ukhiya and Inani in Cox’s Bazar are being erased and burnt nonchalantly to make into charcoal, a much easier way for woodcutters to earn a living.

A section of timber traders, in collusion with the unscrupulous officers and employees of the local forest office, are allegedly feeling trees in the reserve forests in Cox’s Bazar district defying

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has assured Bangladesh government of financing at least one mega coal-fired power project at Moheshkhali in Cox’s Bazar, a senior official said.

Tree plunderers have long been cutting down valuable wood-oil trees, locally known as Garjan, from different reserve forests of the district.

With the start of brickmaking season a number of illegal brick kilns have started operating inside the forests and woodlands of Naikkhangchhari upazila in Bandarban, despite a statutory restriction

Researchers have found a high level of radioactivity in the soil, vegetables and drinking water extracted from permanent deposits of heavy minerals in areas around Cox’s Bazar.

DHAKA : The Climate Resilient Participatory Afforestation and Reforestation Project, implemented by the Government of Bangladesh, is working towards sustainable forest conservation and enhancement