4d ago| Air pollution

Air Quality Index: Dhaka world’s 2nd most polluted city

Dhaka was ranked second in the list of cities with the worst air quality. The city’s air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 159 around 9:15am yesterday, which is considered “unhealthy”.

1w ago| Pollution

Environment Pollution: Victims should be compensated

A parliamentary watchdog yesterday recommended giving compensation to victims of environment pollution from fines collected from polluters.

1w ago| Water pollution

As our rivers lie dying

Two major riverbanks on the capital’s outskirts remain at the mercy of illegal encroachers, and the only action the government has taken over the last decade is preparing lists of the grabbers, ...

Dhaka enjoyed healthy air after Eid-ul-Azha

Dhaka’s air saw significant fall in pollution level during the three days following Eid-ul-Azha.

Fish worth Tk 15 lakh die in Moulvibazar pond

Fish worth around Tk 15 lakh have died due to dumping of waste of a cattle haat into ‘Sagardighi’ in Sreemangal Municipality of Moulvibazar. The dead fish mostly rohu and pangas weighing 2-4 kg...

Pollution from animal waste: Fish worth Tk 15 lakh die in Moulvibazar pond

Fish were dying in a pond as waste of sacrificial animals from a nearby cattle market polluted the water in Moulvibazar’s Sreemangal upazila.  

October 24, 2021
October 24, 2021

Air Quality Index: Dhaka world’s 2nd most polluted city

Dhaka was ranked second in the list of cities with the worst air quality. The city’s air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 159 around 9:15am yesterday, which is considered “unhealthy”.

October 20, 2021
October 20, 2021

Environment Pollution: Victims should be compensated

A parliamentary watchdog yesterday recommended giving compensation to victims of environment pollution from fines collected from polluters.

October 17, 2021
October 17, 2021

As our rivers lie dying

Two major riverbanks on the capital’s outskirts remain at the mercy of illegal encroachers, and the only action the government has taken over the last decade is preparing lists of the grabbers, ...

September 22, 2021
September 22, 2021

New WHO air-quality guidelines aim to cut deaths linked to fossil fuels

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday issued its first air quality guidelines since 2005 aimed at reducing deaths from key pollutants that cause cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.

September 14, 2021
September 14, 2021

As it stands, the world around it burns

For four years now, a ship has remained anchored at Chattogram’s Parki beach.

September 12, 2021
September 12, 2021

3 areas in Barishal declared ‘silent zone’

Three areas in Barishal city have been declared as “silent zone”.

September 7, 2021
September 7, 2021

Other cities not faring any better

When it comes to air pollution, Dhaka continues to be one of the most polluted cities in the world. But what about the other areas of the country?

September 1, 2021
September 1, 2021

Cost of air pollution: Takes 7.7 years off Dhaka residents' lives

Dhaka residents could live 7.7 years longer if air pollution subsides, found a recent global study.

August 29, 2021
August 29, 2021

No proper ETP set-up: Dyeing factory fined Tk one lakh in Gazipur

The Department of Environment (DoE) today fined a dyeing factory in Gazipur Tk one lakh for not properly setting up an Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP).

August 28, 2021
August 28, 2021

Air pollution linked to severe mental illness: study

Exposure to air pollution is linked to an increased severity of mental illness, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry.