air pollution

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.

March 3, 2020
March 3, 2020

Air pollution shortens lives by 3 years: study

A 'pandemic' of air pollution shortens lives worldwide by nearly three years on average, and causes 8.8 million premature deaths annually, scientists has said.

January 13, 2020
January 13, 2020

HC summons DoE DG over Dhaka’s air pollution

The High Court summons the director general of the Department of Environment (DoE) asking him to appear before it on February 2 to explain why air pollution in Dhaka could not be reduced.

December 21, 2019
December 21, 2019

Air pollution: Tanneries burning leather wastes at Dhaleshwari

For last two years the authorities of Tannery Industrial Estate are polluting the Dhaleshwari river dumping liquid waste as their effluent treatment plant is not ready yet, now they are also polluting air by burning leather wastes in the bank of the Dhaleshwari.

November 14, 2019
November 14, 2019

Air pollution: Schools in Delhi shut for 2 days

All schools in Delhi and satellite cities of Noida and Gurugram have been ordered shut for two days as the air quality in the Indian capital again slipped into the severe category.

September 30, 2019
September 30, 2019

Bangkok enshrouded in toxic air

An unhealthy level of air pollution covers 14 areas of Greater Bangkok, according to the country's Pollution Control Department due to particulate matter smaller than 2.5 micrometres (PM2.5).

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-fired power plants in the region, says a Greenpeace report.

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 countries including Bangladesh.

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.