Water pollution

Water pollution

Dead fish, dolphin carcass point to Halda pollution

Two dead fish were recovered from Halda river's Kuman Khali area of Hathazari upazila of Chattogram today

2w ago

Louhajang river clean up drive to begin

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

4m 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.

4m 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.

6m 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.

6m 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

‘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

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.

2y ago

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.

2y ago

Celebrating the country’s rivers

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

2y ago

Painting a river black

The level of pollutants in the Buriganga water samples taken from some dyeing factory effluent release points is much higher than standard levels, found a study.

2y ago

Buriganga suffering, Dhaleshwari worse off

The water quality of the Buriganga continues to be poor even though it has been almost five years since the tanneries from the capital’s Hazaribagh area were relocated to an estate in Hemayetpur of Savar.  

2y ago

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.

2y ago

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).

2y ago

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.

2y ago

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.  

2y ago
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