1d ago| Air pollution

New WHO air-quality guidelines aim to cut deaths linked to fossil fuels

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday issued its first air quality guidelines since 2005 aimed at reducing deaths from key pollutants that cause cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.

1w ago| Pollution

As it stands, the world around it burns

For four years now, a ship has remained anchored at Chattogram’s Parki beach.

1w ago| Sound pollution

3 areas in Barishal declared ‘silent zone’

Three areas in Barishal city have been declared as “silent zone”.

Death of Boral, destruction of Chalan Beel

A long line of buildings are marked with a red cross at Bonorupa housing society in Bonpara municipality area in Natore’s Boraigram upazila.

Multi-sector approach imperative: speakers

Experts at a virtual workshop yesterday suggested forming a time-bound national framework and proper coordination among government agencies to fight lead poisoning, which has emerged as a global...

16 factories recycling lead knocked down

Department of Environment (DoE) yesterday demolished 16 factories that were illegally recycling lead and aluminium and jailed 13 people in this connection at Konapara of Demra in the capital.

September 22, 2021
September 22, 2021

New WHO air-quality guidelines aim to cut deaths linked to fossil fuels

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday issued its first air quality guidelines since 2005 aimed at reducing deaths from key pollutants that cause cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.

September 14, 2021
September 14, 2021

As it stands, the world around it burns

For four years now, a ship has remained anchored at Chattogram’s Parki beach.

September 12, 2021
September 12, 2021

3 areas in Barishal declared ‘silent zone’

Three areas in Barishal city have been declared as “silent zone”.

September 7, 2021
September 7, 2021

Other cities not faring any better

When it comes to air pollution, Dhaka continues to be one of the most polluted cities in the world. But what about the other areas of the country?

September 1, 2021
September 1, 2021

Cost of air pollution: Takes 7.7 years off Dhaka residents' lives

Dhaka residents could live 7.7 years longer if air pollution subsides, found a recent global study.

August 29, 2021
August 29, 2021

No proper ETP set-up: Dyeing factory fined Tk one lakh in Gazipur

The Department of Environment (DoE) today fined a dyeing factory in Gazipur Tk one lakh for not properly setting up an Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP).

August 28, 2021
August 28, 2021

Air pollution linked to severe mental illness: study

Exposure to air pollution is linked to an increased severity of mental illness, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry.

August 23, 2021
August 23, 2021

All for breathable air: India's first 'smog tower' inaugurated in Delhi

India installed its first smog tower in New Delhi's Connaught Place today. The tower will purify 1,000 cubic meters of air per second within a radius of around 1 km.

August 12, 2021
August 12, 2021

BSCIC Industrial Estates: 48 factories run without ETP

Most look forward to the monsoon season every year, but that is not the case for residents of the Pagar Alerteg area adjacent to the Tongi Industrial Zone of the Bangladesh Small and Cottage...

July 27, 2021
July 27, 2021

Dhaka enjoyed healthy air after Eid-ul-Azha

Dhaka’s air saw significant fall in pollution level during the three days following Eid-ul-Azha.