Tree Tsunami

Southasia - - BRIEFS -

The gov­ern­ment of Bangladesh is go­ing to plant 1 mil­lion palm trees by June in 2017 to absorb light­ning dam­age and re­duce over­all fa­tal­i­ties and in­juries caused by light­ning strikes. Tree plan­ta­tion is a mea­sure be­ing taken by the Bangladesh gov­ern­ment to ad­dress the light­ning is­sue, which is mostly the re­sult of ris­ing de­for­esta­tion and en­vi­ron­men­tal degra­da­tion. In 2016, more than 200 peo­ple died in Bangladesh ow­ing to ex­ces­sive light­ning, which was de­clared a nat­u­ral dis­as­ter be­cause of its high mag­ni­tude and fre­quency. A cou­ple of years ear­lier, Thai­land suc­cess­fully launched a sim­i­lar pro­gramme.

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