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Air, sound pollution intolerable in Ctg

Air and sound pollution in Chittagong city has reached an intolerable level, making the city dwellers suffer from different complicated diseases. Air pollution caused by emission of black smokes from unfit vehicles and dust from open space result in the increase of bronchitis, asthma and respiratory related diseases among the city dwellers for years. Physicians fear that if the situation continues, respiratory diseases will increase manifold among the city residents. Besides, people of different strata in Chittagong are passing hard time tolerating...

No easy answer to air pollution

No easy answer to air pollution

WE are informed by the government that 4,400 out of estimated 6,400 brick kilns in the country are not environmentally friendly. And that, as per the government's decision, all kilns in the country will have to conform to safety standards by June, 2014 or simply not be allowed to run. That of course...

Paris restricts car use after pollution hits high

Paris restricts car use after pollution hits high

Alternative driving days are being introduced in the French capital, Paris, in an attempt to tackle dangerous levels of air pollution. From Monday, drivers will only be able to use their vehicles every other day. This is only the second time since 1997 that such a restriction has been enforced. The French government made the decision...

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