Water pollution

Water pollution

Louhajang river clean up drive to begin

Tangail district administrations will begin a drive to clean up Louhajang river tomorrow

3m ago

Phulbari Municipality: Chhoto Jamuna now a dumping zone

Garbage, including plastic waste, piled up across 400 metres under a footbridge on Chhoto Jamuna river, and also scattered along the riverbank on both sides -- this was what this correspondent saw during a recent visit to Phulbari municipality in Dinajpur.

3m ago

MP Suman delivers on promise

Election season is all about tall promises. Candidates go door-to-door and pledge different things to the voters, only to be a no-show for five years in many cases

5m ago

Trishal Municipality: Waste dumping pollutes Sutia river

Indiscriminate dumping of household waste materials beside the Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway in Trishal upazila has become a nuisance for local residence, thanks to the indifference of the authorities concerned.

5m ago

In Tangail, no one seems to care about canals

Once a trading hub along the banks of the Louhajang river, Tangail was adorned with 27 canals, crisscrossing through the town.

5m ago

World Oceans Day: Theme, history, significance and all you need to know

UN chief calls for greater action to protect oceans

1y ago

Brahmaputra runs dry in Mymensingh

Despite dredging efforts being underway since 2019, the Old Brahmaputra has failed to show any signs of the expected increase in its water levels.

1y ago

Save Labandha river from pollution

Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (Bela) yesterday asked the government to take necessary measures to save Labandha river in Gazipur from pollution and encroachment.

1y ago

When the municipality pollutes river

Mymensingh’s Akhalia river, which was once a great source of water for agriculture and local fishes in Phulbaria upazila of the district, is now in a dire state due to pollution.

1y ago

River pollution: It’s now all over the country

According to a new study, at least 56 rivers flowing through different parts of the country are suffering from extreme pollution during the lean period -- when natural flows of rivers are at their lowest

1y ago

Groundwater depletion in Dhaka 2-3m a year: LGRD minister

LGRD Minister Tajul Islam today said in parliament that underground water level of Dhaka is going down by 2-3m every year, while the rate is 3m in Chattogram city.

1y ago

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.

1y ago

World Rivers Day: Factories killing water bodies in Tongi

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

1y ago

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.

1y ago

“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.

1y ago

Living amidst polluted waters

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

1y ago

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.

2y ago

‘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.

2y ago
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