air pollution

August 17, 2022
August 17, 2022

Air pollution: Dhaka 5th worst city in the world

More than 22,000 people in the capital died due to air pollution in 2019, says a global report.

August 10, 2022
August 10, 2022

Dhaka’s air quality “moderate” today

Dhaka's air quality turned “moderate” this morning (August 10, 2022).

August 3, 2022
August 3, 2022

Dhaka air 4th most polluted in the world: AQI

Dhaka has been ranked as the fourth most polluted city in the world.

June 21, 2022
June 21, 2022

Dhaka’s air quality back to “unhealthy”

After a marked improvement in recent times, Dhaka’s air quality slipped back to the “unhealthy for sensitive groups” zone today.

June 4, 2022
June 4, 2022

Over 90,000 deaths in Bangladesh caused by indoor air pollution in 2019

You are vulnerable to toxic air even when you stay home. 

May 18, 2022
May 18, 2022

Pollution claims 9m lives each year; Africa worst affected

Worsening outdoor air pollution and toxic lead poisoning have kept global deaths from environmental contamination at an estimated 9 million per year since 2015 – countering modest progress made in tackling pollution elsewhere, a team of scientists reported Tuesday.

May 16, 2022
May 16, 2022

Chattogram could become a carbon catastrophe on a global scale: Study

Chattogram division is at high risk of being one of the world’s largest carbon catastrophes once all the fossil fuel power plants – planned to be constructed in the division – come into operation, according to a joint study.

April 20, 2022
April 20, 2022

Why illegal brick kilns still operating in Dhaka, surrounding districts?

The High Court today asked the director general (DG) of Department of Environment (DoE) and deputy commissioners (DCs) of Dhaka and four other surrounding districts – Gazipur, Manikganj, Narayanganj and Munshiganj – to appear before it on May 17 and explain why illegal brick kilns were not shut down despite its repeated directives.

April 16, 2022
April 16, 2022

Dhaka air dusty and deadly

For the last couple of weeks, Anowar Hossain, a resident of Sarafatganj Lane in Gandaria, has been suffering from nasal allergy. Anowar, who had no such problem earlier, started to face this issue after construction works for two establishments started in his area recently.

April 5, 2022
April 5, 2022

99pc of people on Earth breathing polluted air: WHO

A full 99 percent of people on Earth breathe air containing too many pollutants, the World Health Organization said yesterday, blaming poor air quality for millions of deaths each year.