pollution

September 25, 2022
September 25, 2022

World Rivers Day: Factories killing water bodies in Tongi

Only two decades ago, people bathed in the Hyderabad canal in Tongi, Gazipur.

September 22, 2022
September 22, 2022

Burn less fuel, build better cities

Imagine for a moment our city without cars, but with high-quality public transport, people zipping by on bicycles, others on foot.

September 13, 2022
September 13, 2022

Hakaluki under threat: Illegal fishing goes on unabated

South Asia’s largest wetland ecosystem, the Hakaluki haor, is currently under threat as its fish population and aquatic plants is in decline due to illegal fishing.

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.