Sea level in Sunderbans rising at an 'alarming' rate per year: World Bank report
Sea level in Sunderbans rising at an 'alarming' rate per year: World Bank report

A World Bank report has said that the water level in the Sunderbans, the world's largest mangrove forest, is rising at an “alarming” rate, endangering the habitation.

Environmental loss in Sundarbans worth Rs 1290 cr: World Bank
Environmental loss in Sundarbans worth Rs 1290 cr: World Bank

 Environmental damage in the climate change-hit islands of Sundarbans is costing India Rs 1,290 crore each year, estimates a latest World Bank report.

Dead dolphin spotted in Bangladesh's oil spilled river
Dead dolphin spotted in Bangladesh's oil spilled river

First dead dolphin was spotted in the Harinatana-Tambulbunia channel of Shela river in Bangladesh on Saturday, after the massive oil spill earlier this week.

Bangladesh use sponges to clean oil spill threatening dolphins

Bangladeshi villagers using sponges, shovels and even spoons worked on Friday to clean up a huge oil spill in a protected area that is home to rare dolphins, after environmentalists warned of an ecological "catastrophe".

Seven fishermen missing after boat capsizes in Sundarbans

Seven fishermen are missing after a fishing boat capsized at Kedo island in Sundarbans near Bay of Bengal, 250 km from here, early Friday morning.

Bangladesh salvages oil-leaking sunken tanker in Sundarbans

Bangladesh on Thursday retrieved an oil-leaking sunken tanker, two days after it capsized in a river at the Sundarbans, as the oil overnight spread in 34,000 hectares at the world's largest mangrove forest.

Sundarbans fishermen will be released by Bangladesh soon: Mamata Banerjee

Fishermen from the Sundarbans region of West Bengal who are in the custody of Bangladesh authorities for entering its territory while fishing would return home soon, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said.

Court orders judicial remand for 35 Bangladeshi fishermen

 A local court on Saturday remanded 35 arrested Bangladeshi fishermen to 14 days in judicial custody.

Blind students visit amusement park in Kolkata

Seventy blind students from far-flung areas of Jungle Mahal and Sundarbans were on Sunday given an opportunity to have a free visit in an amusement park in Kolkata.

River water floods village in Sundarbans

A village in Sundarbans has been flooded when about 200-ft of its embankment was breached by river water at Sandeshkhali in North 24-Parganas district, officials said on Wednesday.

Woman dragged away, killed by crocodile in Sundarbans

A 40-year-old woman was dragged away and partly devoured by a crocodile at Chhoto Mollahkhali in the Sundarbans in South 24 Parganas, police said.

Woman dragged away, killed by crocodile in WB

A 40-year-old woman was dragged away and partly devoured by a crocodile at Chhoto Mollahkhali in the Sundarbans in South 24 Parganas, police said on Saturday.

Tiger lifts elderly man in Sundarbans

A tiger pounced on an elderly man and disappeared with him into the jungles in the Sundarbans, Forest department sources said.

Sundarbans fire in Bangladesh brought under control

The major fire raging for the past two days in the Sundarbans in Bangladesh was controlled Friday evening by fire fighters and forest workers, an official said.

Climate change unites fishermen in Kutch, Sundarbans

Separated geographically by hundreds of miles, the drylands of Kutch in Gujarat and the wetlands of Sundarbans are bound by similarities in the effect climate change has on the farmers and fishermen.

Solar vehicles to replace `jugaad` vans in Sundarbans

To protect the ecologically-fragile islands of Sundarbans from noise and air pollution caused by motorised `jugaad` vans, an alternative public transport model has been built using solar-powered electric vehicles.

Vaishnavite families fighting religious restrictions in Bengal

To save themselves from grave health risks, conservative Vaishnavite families of Sundarbans are fighting religious restrictions which forced them to drink from contaminated pond water instead of hand pumps as it contain leather parts.

Sundarbans: Where children crawl even after growing up

Unlike other children of his age, four-year-old Nirmal Mandal is still learning how to walk on his legs. He still crawls like a baby.

Climate change makes farmers go retro style

Climate change is inspiring farmers in Sundarbans to dig into their history to a time when their forefathers grew indigenous varieties of rice using green manure.

School where students also clean toilets

The teachers of Durbachati Milan Vidyapith and local activists teach students how to do the cleaning part themselves and even raise funds for the purpose.