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.
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.
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.
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.