Protests disrupt Bangladesh power-plant plan

Al Jazeera: Protests in the southern Bangladesh province of Khulna have forced the postponement of government plans to build a coal-fired power station near the world's biggest mangrove swamp. Campaigners insist on use of clean energy, arguing that the mangrove swamp, which is a World Heritage site, will be damaged by the smoke, ash and noise from the power plant. Coal is the cheapest option to provide energy to Bangladesh's population of 160 million, a third of which has no access to electricity. Sundarban,......

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