Tag: Climate Change

Adaptation to climate change: Lesson learnt from Pervin

Adaptation to climate change: Lesson learnt from Pervin

“We have lost everything due to cyclone Sidr and cyclone Aila. At first, Sidr destroyed our tiny house that was built on an embankment. After that, we constructed a small home on a comparatively high land. But Aila swept it away,’’ says Pervin, a climate victim based in Patuakhali, a southern city of Bangladesh.

January 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Video: Sinkhole swallows up house in 15 seconds!

Video: Sinkhole swallows up house in 15 seconds!

A sinkhole in Bangladesh has swallowed a giant house. The terrifying moment has been captured on an amateur video that has gone viral after being published online last year. The video of the natural phenomenon shows a home cordoned off by police on a river shoreline in Bangladesh. As locals stand beside the property, the […]

January 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
VOSB promotes improved cook stoves in Bagerhat

VOSB promotes improved cook stoves in Bagerhat

Voice of South Bangladesh (VOSB), in collaboration with USAID’s Catalyzing Clean Energy in Bangladesh program has promoted Venus improved cook stoves (ICS) in Bagerhat, a southern city in the country. ICS helps women and makes their lives easier. At the same time, it is very eco-friendly and consumes less energy than traditional cookstoves. Following are […]

January 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Microfinance programs help climate victims in Bangladesh

Microfinance programs help climate victims in Bangladesh

Galachipa, an offshore valley in the southern part of Bangladesh, often faces natural hazards like flood, river erosion, and tidal surges. They were used to with such acts of nature until 2007 when a devastating cyclone, named Sidr, has swept the area along with many other villages in the south that killed up to 10,000 […]

January 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
That is of course if there are no hail storms: Bipulesh Chandra Roy

That is of course if there are no hail storms: Bipulesh Chandra Roy

VILLAGERS were looking forward to the annual fair scheduled in a few days just before the Bengali new year. So far, the weather had been favourable and they hoped that the harvest would be quite good. “That is of course if there are no hail storms,” said Bipulesh Chandra Roy a farmer of the village […]

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