The World Meteorological Organisation said on Wednesday that the ozone hole is expected to be smaller in 2009 than a year ago.

"The meteorological conditions observed so far could indicate that the 2009 ozone hole will be smaller than those of 2006 and 2008 and close to that of 2007," said the UN agency in a statement.

The world leaders, who attended the just concluded World Climate Conference-3 in Geneva, Switzerland have widely acclaimed Bangladesh's role in tackling the negative phenomenon of climate change.

CLIMATE change poses a potential threat to the whole living world. Many species of animals have already been endangered by its ugly claws. The developing countries in particular are the worst sufferers of the effect of climate change.

The World Climate Conference-3 concluded in Geneva Friday with a decision to create a global framework for climate services to help the global community better adapt to the challenges of the climate variability and change.
The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, Friday chaired the high-level segment of the World Climate Conference.

Ludhiana: With the possibility of monsoon failure looming large, Punjab farmers are demanding another round of farm-loan waiver in the union Budget for 2009-10 besides credit at 4 per cent interest rate. The Budget is to be presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in the Lok Sabha on July 6.

IMD has been predicting a normal monsoon during the June-September season since March.

UN Climate Alert Adds To Govt Worries

The risk of a failed monsoon has risen manifold with the World Meteorological Organisation warning of a

The preliminary data compiled by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) indicates that 2008 was the tenth warmest year on record. Besides, it witnessed a substantial erosion of the Arctic ice cover and dramatic disappearance of nearly one-quarter of the massive ancient ice shelves on Ellesmere Island.

This latest WMO statement contains information for 2008 on global temperature, regional temperature anomalies, global precipitation, droughts, flooding and storms, La Ni

London, Dec. 18: The global mean temperature for 2008 has been calculated to be 14.3