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State of Himalayan Glaciers Less Alarming Than Feared

Several hundreds of millions of people in Southeast Asia depend, to varying degrees, on the freshwater reservoirs of the Himalayan glaciers. Consequently, it is important to detect the potential impact of climate changes on the Himalayan glaciers at an early stage.
"The majority of the Himalayan glaciers are shrinking, but much less rapidly than predicted earlier."
- Lead scientist Tobias Bolch

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State of Himalayan Glaciers Less Alarming Than Feared

Source: University of Zurich, Thu April 26, 2012
Several hundreds of millions of people in Southeast Asia depend, to varying degrees, on the freshwater reservoirs of the Himalayan glaciers. Consequently, it is important to detect the potential impact of climate changes on the Himalayan glaciers at an early stage.

New sanctuaries declared for Asia’s freshwater dolphins

Story contains video Source: MongaBay, Fri February 24, 2012
Bangladesh has declared three new sanctuaries to help protect the south Asian river dolphin (Platanista gangetica) in the Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest.

Teatulia: A tea company helps lift a village out of poverty

Source: CNN, Tue July 05, 2011
For some businesses, giving back means making a tax-deductible donation to a local little league team. But for Teatulia, an organic tea company, giving back means creating a better life for a community halfway around the globe.

Cabinet okays draft law to conserve forests

Source: The Daily Star, Mon November 15, 2010
BANGLADESH - The government is going for a tougher law to clamp down on rampant tree-felling in an effort to conserve forests.

End child labour, Bangladesh court tells government

Source: New Age, Mon September 06, 2010
The high court here has directed the Bangladesh government to end within a year child labour in a number of industries across the country.

Bangladesh Gets $19 Million from US & Germany for Reforestation Project

Source: TreeHugger, Sat September 05, 2009
A couple weeks ago, Bangladesh's environment minister outlined how the country want to spend over $4 billion on climate change adaptation and mitigation projects, and want some rich nations to help foot the bill.

Rare Dolphins by the Hundreds Found in Bangladesh

Source: ENS, Sun April 19, 2009
The discovery of 6,000 rare dolphins in Bangladesh and new guidelines for marine wildlife viewing in the Pacific Islands are among the announcements made this week at the First International Conference on Marine Mammal Protected Areas underway on the island of Maui.

Renowned Swedish retailer donates proceeds from toy sales to UNICEF projects

Source: United Nations News Centre, Wed December 24, 2008
United Nations - This holiday season, scores of projects aimed at improving the education of school children around the world are set to profit from an IKEA initiative to the tune of €5 million (almost $7 million), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced today.

Left untouched, world’s largest mangrove forest recovering fast this article opens in a new window

Source: Terra Daily, Sun November 16, 2008
Dhaka (AFP) Nov 15, 2008 - The world's largest mangrove forest is recovering fast from one of the worst disasters in its history, a year after it was badly damaged by a devastating cyclone, Bangladesh officials say.

Bangladesh landmass ‘is growing’ this article opens in a new window

Source: BBC, Wed July 30, 2008
Bangladesh may not be as vulnerable to rising sea levels caused by climate change as previously feared, scientists say.

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