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Saving Bangladesh’s last rainforest, Sep 21 [1]

Rajshahi: the city that took on air pollution – and won, Jun 17 [2]

How Bangladeshi inventors are making eco-friendly air conditioners from plastic bottles, Jun 2 [3]


Bangladesh fires up large-scale solar to boost power generation, November 20 [4]

Solar-Powered Pumps Reduce Irrigation Costs in Bangladesh, September 8 [5]


The Solar Energy Revolution Everyone’s Ignoring… Is In Bangladesh, October 25 [6]

Bangladesh going solar in a big way, May 12 [7]

Climate disasters threaten Bangladesh’s social gains, January 22 [8]


Bangladesh sets new world record – five million high quality Compact fluorescent lamp Ws distributed to Bangladeshi homes, [9] July 26

Island's disappearance attributed to global warming, [10] March 25

"It is predicted that 18 percent of our coastal area will be submerged and 20 million people will be displaced. Are our political parties aware of these issues?" [11] March 25

Bangladesh, India: The Relationship Between Water Crisis And Migration, [12] by Rezwan, February 19. Sowmya Suryanarayanan at Strategic Foresight opines that the lack of freshwater resources in Bangladesh “is a massive threat and will remain a primary reason for cross border migration in the future.”


An ordinary citizen highlights the crusade of some local media to save the rivers of Dhaka from pollution, [13] September 21

2009 SEED Award Winners, [14] May 12

"Solar conversion of traditional kerosene hurricane lamps". A national NGO in partnership with a local NGO and a cooperative have developed an innovative device called "SuryaHurricane", a low-cost solar lantern made from recycled parts of the conventional and much used kerosene lantern.

"Generating local economy through regenerating local resources". A cooperation between a national NGO, a research institution and a small-sized business aims to avoid bio-diversity losses and degradation of the agricultural lands, by recycling waste from rice-growing for the production of cement that will be used in the production of low cost housing materials.

News sources


  2. The Guardian
  4. Thomson Reuters
  7. The Atlantic
  10. wikinews:Disputed island disappears beneath sea on India-Bangladesh border
  11. Had I been in Voyager 1!!!
  12. Global Voices Online
  13. An Ordinary citizen
  14. United Nations Environment Programme