air pollution

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...

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,...

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,...

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...

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.

March 30, 2022
March 30, 2022

Air pollution is an existential threat for us. We must act.

Every year, the Economist Intelligence Unit publishes a list of liveable cities in the world, where Dhaka is inevitably placed near the bottom.

February 9, 2022
February 9, 2022
January 6, 2022
January 6, 2022

Dhaka’s air 2nd most polluted in the world today: AQI

Dhaka ranked second in the list of cities with the worst air quality in the world this afternoon.

January 3, 2022
January 3, 2022

Air Quality Index: Dhaka 4th most polluted, Dubai tops list

Dhaka continues to gasp for fresh air as it ranks fourth most polluted city in the world.

March 18, 2021
March 18, 2021

World Air Quality Report 2020: Bangladesh most polluted

Air quality of Bangladesh was the worst in the world, while its capital Dhaka was the second most air polluted city in 2020, said a global report.