জলবায়ু পরিবর্তনের অভিঘাত মোকাবেলা ও পরিবেশ সুরক্ষায় কার্যকর ব্যবস্থা নেয়ার কথা জানালেন বিএনপি চেয়ারপারসন বেগম খালেদা জিয়া। তিনি দলের ষষ্ঠ কাউন্সিল অধিবেশনে দেয়া ভাষনে ভিশন ২০৩০ এর সারসংক্ষেপ তুলে ধরতে গিয়ে একথা বলেন। তিনি বলেন,পরিবেশ দূষণ রোধে জনসচেনতা বৃদ্ধির পাশাপাশি প্রয়োজনীয় কঠোর ও কার্যকর ব্যবস্থা নেয়া হবে।

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Jan 12 President Barack Obama on Tuesday said he would seek changes in the way U.S. oil and coal resources are managed, prompting a flood of reaction from environmental groups pushing him to do more to limit fossil fuel production - and producers anxious about regulatory changes.

"I'm going to push to change the way we manage our oil and coal resources, so that they better reflect the costs they impose on taxpayers and our planet," Obama said in his State of the Union address.

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The much anticipated Paris Climate Change agreement was adopted by all members of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change at about 7:30 pm local time, nearly 24 hours after the official deadline of the Paris climate summit. The Paris agreement will now be open for ratification by each member nation from April 2016 onwards.

Read more: Weak and un-ambitious climate change deal signed at Paris: CSE

The Paris agreement is not perfect, but a constructive response would be to encourage the process. Extreme activists who describe it as a failure ironically chip away at the potential of the deal to bring about the very outcomes they desire.

The historic Paris agreement adopted at the United Nations climate change summit last week has generated worldwide coverage and countless analyses, with experts divided on its impact. 

Read more: Paris agreement: Game-changer or epic failure?

The amount of snow and rain in the Himalaya is about twice as high as commonly assumed. Research in the Indus basin by scientists from Utrecht University, Future Water and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) led to the discovery. These findings have important bearing for water management and climate change impact assessments.

Read more: Himalayan Snowfall Underestimated