Plastic pollution: Karnaphuli most defiled

Mismanaged plastic waste of the metropolis has turned the Karnaphuli, on whose banks the country’s key sea port is located, into the top plastic-digesting river.

World Rivers Day: Factories killing water bodies in Tongi

Only two decades ago, people bathed in the Hyderabad canal in Tongi, Gazipur.

The slow death of Dhaleshwari

The Department of Environment (DoE) yesterday placed grave statistics before a parliamentary body on the state of Dhaleshwari river, saying aquatic life and biodiversity of the river are being destroyed due to unbridled pollution caused by the Savar Tannery Industrial Estate.

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,  without taking any action against them.

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).

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 were seen floating on the waterbody when the report was filed on Saturday.

November 1, 2022
November 1, 2022

Plastic pollution: Karnaphuli most defiled

Mismanaged plastic waste of the metropolis has turned the Karnaphuli, on whose banks the country’s key sea port is located, into the top plastic-digesting river.

September 25, 2022
September 25, 2022

World Rivers Day: Factories killing water bodies in Tongi

Only two decades ago, people bathed in the Hyderabad canal in Tongi, Gazipur.

July 18, 2022
July 18, 2022

The slow death of Dhaleshwari

The Department of Environment (DoE) yesterday placed grave statistics before a parliamentary body on the state of Dhaleshwari river, saying aquatic life and biodiversity of the river are being destroyed due to unbridled pollution caused by the Savar Tannery Industrial Estate.

July 17, 2022
July 17, 2022

“Dhaleshwari River’s aquatic life, biodiversity destroyed due to Savar tannery”

Department of Environment (DoE) today (July 17, 2022) placed grave statistics before a parliamentary committee on the sorry state of Dhaleshwari River stating that the aquatic life and biodiversity of the river was destroyed due to unbridled pollution caused by the Savar Tannery Industrial Estate.

June 24, 2022
June 24, 2022

Living amidst polluted waters

Many parts of the municipal area, including Sylhet City Corporation, remain submerged.

June 4, 2022
June 4, 2022

Execution of law, accountability essential to save rivers: Speakers

Ensuring accountability of government agencies in-charge of conserving rivers, empowering National River Conservation Commission (NRCC), enhancing the institutional capacity, and executing concerned laws with political commitment are some of the essential factors to save the country’s rivers, speakers in a roundtable discussion have said.

April 6, 2022
April 6, 2022

‘Dhaka rivers will be pollution-free before Bangabandhu's next birthday'

National River Conservation Commission (NRCC) Chairman Dr Manjur Ahmed Chowdhury today said that all rivers surrounding the capital will be pollution-free before the next birth anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

March 9, 2022
March 9, 2022

23 high-polluting tanneries to face music

Twenty-three tanneries that are causing high levels of pollution are set to be shut down, a parliamentary body said yesterday.

February 10, 2022
February 10, 2022

Environmental Pollution: JS body directs DoE to take steps to shut down Savar tannery estate

The parliamentary standing committee on the environment ministry today asked the monitoring and enforcement wing of the Department of Environment (DoE) to take necessary measures to shut down the Savar Tannery Industrial Estate for the failure of its joint management committee to comply with the environment standards.

January 25, 2022
January 25, 2022

Celebrating the country’s rivers

A cultural show on the country’s rivers was held at Mymensingh Zila Shilpakala Academy auditorium on Sunday evening.