Ami Bangladeshi

Ami Bangladeshi

Ami Bangladeshi

Climate change

Disputed isle in Bay of Bengal disappears into sea

Climate Change Impact
By NIRMALA GEORGE
Associated Press Writer Nirmala George
Wed Mar 24, 9:29 am ET

NEW DELHI – For nearly 30 years, India and Bangladesh have argued over control of a tiny rock island in the Bay of Bengal. Now rising sea levels have resolved the dispute for them: the island's gone. New Moore Island in the Sunderbans has been completely submerged, said oceanographer Sugata Hazra, a professor at Jadavpur University in Calcutta. Its disappearance has been confirmed by satellite imagery and sea patrols, he said.