Thousands to march against coal plant threat to mangrove

Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care


Thousands of Bangladeshis will march from Dhaka to the world’s biggest mangrove forest next week in protest at plans to build two coal-power plants on the edge of the World Heritage-listed forest…

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How Not to Love Nature: Shove a Coal Plant Next to Earth’s Biggest Mangrove Forest, World Time (10-06-2013)
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…