environment pollution

Plastic takes a toll on Sundarbans

Plastic pollution caused by irresponsible tourist behaviour is wreaking havoc on Sundarbans ecosystems, according to speakers at a seminar yesterday.

Fish under threat, humans too

The menace of plastic is everywhere, even in the most remote locations, from the depths of the ocean to Arctic ice. So you can’t expect the Sundarbans to be an exception.

How can we stop the super-rich from polluting planet?

The fury came fast when makeup mogul Kylie Jenner posted a photograph last July of her and her boyfriend Travis Scott flanked by two private jets and captioned "you wanna take mine or yours?"

Shut factories operating illegally, polluting Buriganga

The High Court orders the Department of Environment (DoE) DoE to shut down the operations of all industries, factories and other structures on both shores of Buriganga River, which running without its approval and polluting the river.

DoE fines Sayeman beach resort for polluting environment

Department of Environment Chattogram chapter fines ‘Sayeman Beach Resort’ with Tk 50,000 for releasing hazardous liquid to Cox’s Bazar beach.

AMINBAZAR LANDFILL / JS body recommends fining DNCC for environment pollution

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change recommends fining Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) for polluting environment by keeping waste at Aminbazar landfill in Savar.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sayeed Khokon said Dhaka could soon use the “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle (RRR)” method for managing the city’s waste.

Ran aground, not removed in 2yrs

Crystal Gold, the vessel that ran aground at Chattogram's Parki Sea Beach two years ago during cyclone Mora, is still there threatening the environment.

Environmental impact on health

The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines the environment in relation to health as “all the physical, chemical, and biological factors external to a person, and all the related behaviours”.

June 4, 2018
June 4, 2018

TIB for enforcing law to prevent plastic pollution

Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) demands for stronger implementation of law to resist illegal production, marketing and usage of plastic to prevent environment pollution.

April 21, 2018
April 21, 2018

Ban on polythene: Punish rule violators, demand environmentalists

Environmentalists demand exemplary punishment for the people who are violating the law banning production and use of polythene.

February 17, 2016
February 17, 2016

HC moved to protect Gulshan lakes

The High Court has ordered the government to report on the steps taken for sewerage and waste management of two lakes in Dhaka’s Gulshan area within a month.

January 4, 2016
January 4, 2016

Cities choke on air pollution

The quality of air in the capital is extremely unhealthy. The presence of pollutant particles in its air even on a normal day is more than six times the healthy limit. If this sounds scary, then you should know that the air in its neighbouring cities Gazipur and Narayanganj is even worse, according to the Department of Environment (DoE).

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