KURIGRAM: The death toll from floods in Bangladesh this week has risen to eight, leaving more than two million affected after heavy rains caused major rivers to burst their banks, officials confirmed Saturday.The South Asian nation of 170 million people, crisscrossed by hundreds of rivers, has seen more frequent floodsContinue Reading

US President Joe Biden unveiled a proposed rule on Tuesday aimed at addressing workplace heat exposure, as millions in the US face heat advisories. This initiative, if enacted, would be the first significant federal safety standard for heat and is set to protect around 36 million workers from heat-related injuries.SpeakingContinue Reading

Virtually every street in Australia is home to a “bland” and “useless” feature that could be used for something that’s more impactful, environmentally beneficial and socially unifying. Urban planner and social media star Samuel Austin, who raises issues about how we live via videos on TikTok and Instagram, has takenContinue Reading

A stark summary of what life is like for young adults in Australia these days amid the soaring cost-of-living, housing crises and economic inequality has gone viral. A sharp and to-the-point assessment of the “extremely difficult” situation facing Millennials, delivered by Russel Howcroft, an advertising guru and panellist on theContinue Reading

NEW DELHI: As several parts of the world, including India, grapple with severe heatwaves exacerbated by the El Niño phenomenon, oceans are experiencing significant changes too. New data indicates that global sea levels are rising at an accelerating rate, posing an increased threat of flooding and coastal erosion.Recent analysis showsContinue Reading