How Not to Love Nature: Shove a Coal Plant Next to Earth’s Biggest Mangrove Forest

Mangroves forest, Sundarbans. Photo source: ©© Frances Voon


Tigers have long provided the best defense for Bangladesh’s Sundarbans National Park, the planet’s largest mangrove forest and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

These days, however, environmentalists are alarmed by a more insidious threat to the park’s future: a massive 1,320-MW coal-fired power plant that’s due to be constructed just 14 km away, in the city of Rampal…

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Sinking Sundarbans: An exhibition of photographs by Peter Caton / Greenpeace
The Sundarbans, a network of islands that spans the mouth of the Ganges delta from eastern India to Bangladesh, are sinking rapidly. The seas around the islands in the Bay of Bengal that support a unique mangrove ecosystem are rising faster than anywhere else on Earth, and the lives and livelihoods of more than 4 million residents are under threat from rising waters and a greater number of cyclones…

How to Save Bangladesh? The New York Times (Uploaded 05-17-2012)

Sundarbans’ Tigers Further Pushed Towards Extinction by Rising Sea Levels, by WWF (Uploaded 02-24-2011)