pollution

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 tackling pollution elsewhere, a team of scientists reported Tuesday.

May 21, 2022
May 21, 2022

Environment pollution: 2.15 lakh lives lost in Bangladesh in 2019

Pollution caused over 2.15 lakh premature deaths in Bangladesh in 2019, according to a new global study.

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 tackling pollution elsewhere, a team of scientists reported Tuesday.

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, according to a joint study.

May 9, 2022
May 9, 2022

East Jurain: Saga of a manmade mess

Ward 53 of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) covers most parts of East Jurain’s Muradpur area. According to the 2011 census, more than 27,000 people live in this ward which, according to them, has become probably the worst place to live in Dhaka.

April 6, 2022
April 6, 2022

‘Even upazilas will have traffic jam if AL is in power for another term’

There will be traffic jams even at upazila level if Awami League remains in power for another five-year term, LGRD Minister Md Tajul Islam told the parliament today.

February 7, 2020
February 7, 2020

Only PM's direct intervention can save the rivers of Bangladesh

Bangabandhu’s Sonar Bangla, people’s Sonar Bangla, history’s Sonar Bangla will be a barren Sonar Bangla with its rivers polluted, grabbed and encroached upon and rendered lifeless. SAVE THEM TO SAVE US.

October 23, 2018
October 23, 2018

Plastics have entered human food chain

Bits of plastic is detected in the faeces of people in Europe, Russia and Japan, according to research claiming to show for the first time the widespread presence of plastics in the human food chain.

December 12, 2017
December 12, 2017

The punishing costs of pollution

We do not need studies to tell us that indiscriminate, unplanned urbanisation, along with encroachment of land and water bodies, have polluted the air and water making our urban areas, unlivable.

October 21, 2017
October 21, 2017

Pollution biggest killer

Pollution claimed the lives of nine million people in 2015, one in every six deaths that year, according to a report published yesterday.

August 7, 2017
August 7, 2017

Toxic waste from US pot farms alarms experts

Pollution from illegal marijuana farms deep in California's national forests is far worse than previously thought, and has turned thousands of acres into waste dumps so toxic that simply touching plants has landed law enforcement officers in the hospital.