2d ago| Air pollution

Air Quality Index: Dhaka world’s 2nd most polluted city

Dhaka was ranked second in the list of cities with the worst air quality. The city’s air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 159 around 9:15am yesterday, which is considered “unhealthy”.

6d ago| Pollution

Environment Pollution: Victims should be compensated

A parliamentary watchdog yesterday recommended giving compensation to victims of environment pollution from fines collected from polluters.

1w ago| Water pollution

As our rivers lie dying

Two major riverbanks on the capital’s outskirts remain at the mercy of illegal encroachers, and the only action the government has taken over the last decade is preparing lists of the grabbers, ...

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.

Fish worth Tk 15 lakh die in Moulvibazar pond

Fish worth around Tk 15 lakh have died due to dumping of waste of a cattle haat into ‘Sagardighi’ in Sreemangal Municipality of Moulvibazar. The dead fish mostly rohu and pangas weighing 2-4 kg...

Pollution from animal waste: Fish worth Tk 15 lakh die in Moulvibazar pond

Fish were dying in a pond as waste of sacrificial animals from a nearby cattle market polluted the water in Moulvibazar’s Sreemangal upazila.  

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.

July 27, 2021
July 27, 2021

Fish worth Tk 15 lakh die in Moulvibazar pond

Fish worth around Tk 15 lakh have died due to dumping of waste of a cattle haat into ‘Sagardighi’ in Sreemangal Municipality of Moulvibazar. The dead fish mostly rohu and pangas weighing 2-4 kg...

July 24, 2021
July 24, 2021

Pollution from animal waste: Fish worth Tk 15 lakh die in Moulvibazar pond

Fish were dying in a pond as waste of sacrificial animals from a nearby cattle market polluted the water in Moulvibazar’s Sreemangal upazila.  

July 20, 2021
July 20, 2021

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...

July 20, 2021
July 20, 2021

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.

July 19, 2021
July 19, 2021

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.

July 18, 2021
July 18, 2021

16 factories illegally recycling lead, aluminium demolished in Demra, 13 jailed

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

June 30, 2021
June 30, 2021

World must remove 1 billion tonnes of CO2 by 2025 to meet climate goal

The current pipeline of projects in development could remove only around 150 million, well short of what's needed, the report said.