air pollution

August 21, 2019
August 21, 2019

Matarbari Coal Power Plant: Pollution to claim 14,000 lives in 30 yrs

Over three million people from South and Southeast Asia, including Bangladesh, will be exposed to air pollution and face health hazards as the Japanese public finance agencies are funding 17 coal...

August 20, 2019
August 20, 2019

Japan exports air pollution to countries including Bangladesh

Greenpeace in a report alleged that Japanese government is exporting air pollution by financing polluting coal fired power plants overseas, imposing a great heath risk to the people of those...

July 5, 2019
July 5, 2019

Jakarta residents sue Indonesia government over air pollution

Residents of Indonesia’s capital have filed a lawsuit against the government over the toxic levels of air pollution that regularly blanket the city.

June 23, 2019
June 23, 2019

Ozone: An emerging air pollutant in Dhaka City

The fact depicted by recent global surveys that Dhaka is the second most air-polluted capital city of the world is surely not delighting for anyone. Several sporadic scientific studies were carried...

May 19, 2019
May 19, 2019

Life goes on under cloud of smog in Mexico City

Scientists say breathing the heavily polluted air in Mexico City these days is like smoking somewhere between a quarter- and a half-pack of cigarettes a day.

May 5, 2019
May 5, 2019

Air pollution: HC summons Dhaka city CEOs

The High Court summons chief executive officers (CEOs) of Dhaka north and south city corporations to appear before it on May 15 to explain their steps about complying with its directive to curb air...

April 25, 2019
April 25, 2019

Dhaka air ranks 2nd worst

Dhaka ranked second worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI) yesterday.

April 14, 2019
April 14, 2019

Traffic-related air pollution associated with 4m new cases of childhood asthma every year

The first global estimates of their kind suggest that more than one in ten childhood asthma cases could be linked to traffic-related air pollution every year,

April 6, 2019
April 6, 2019

Raising our children amidst poisonous air

This is no city to raise your children in,” a friend was telling me the other day. “Either you leave the country or leave the city and go somewhere where your kids don't have to breathe poison.”

April 6, 2019
April 6, 2019

We are breathing poison!

A new global study has found that indoor and outdoor air pollution led to 1.23 lakh deaths in Bangladesh in 2017.