21h ago| Pollution

Pollution control: WB to contribute $250m loan to project for big cities

The government has taken an initiative to set up four new vehicle inspection centres (VICs) to control emissions.

1w ago| Air pollution

Air Quality Index: Dhaka ranks 4th worst again today

Dhaka's air quality continued to remain in the “unhealthy” zone this morning. With an air quality index (AQI) score of 184 at 9:00am today, Dhaka ranked fourth among global cities with the worst air quality.

1w ago| Air pollution

238,000 early deaths due to air pollution in 2020: European Environment Agency

The European Union's environment watchdog has reported 238,000 premature deaths in the bloc in 2020 due to air pollution.

Ctg city produces 249 tonnes of plastic waste every day

Chattogram city produces 249 tonnes of plastic waste every single day -- 56 percent of which remains uncollected and littered in the environment, according to a new study.

Global warming, wildfires to worsen air pollution: UN

More frequent and intense heatwaves and wildfires driven by climate change are expected to worsen the quality of the air we breathe, harming human health and ecosystems, the UN warned Wednesday.

India claims “first of its kind” state-funded helmet will purify air

As India's capital of New Delhi prepares for winter - and the accompanying season of acrid smog - the government is promoting a motorcycle helmet fitted with filters and a fan at the back that it says can remove 80 percent of pollutants.

December 3, 2022
December 3, 2022

Pollution control: WB to contribute $250m loan to project for big cities

The government has taken an initiative to set up four new vehicle inspection centres (VICs) to control emissions.

November 25, 2022
November 25, 2022

Air Quality Index: Dhaka ranks 4th worst again today

Dhaka's air quality continued to remain in the “unhealthy” zone this morning. With an air quality index (AQI) score of 184 at 9:00am today, Dhaka ranked fourth among global cities with the worst air quality.

November 24, 2022
November 24, 2022

238,000 early deaths due to air pollution in 2020: European Environment Agency

The European Union's environment watchdog has reported 238,000 premature deaths in the bloc in 2020 due to air pollution.

November 8, 2022
November 8, 2022

Plastic recycling: No "credible path forward"

When it was announced that Coca-Cola would be a major sponsor of the COP27 climate summit in Egypt, climate campaigners and activists quickly accused the company of greenwashing. 

November 7, 2022
November 7, 2022

Shut illegal brick kilns in Bogura, Tangail, Lalmonirhat and Thakurgaon immediately: HC

The High Court today (November 7, 2022) directed the government to stop operations of all illegal brick kilns in four districts -- Bogura, Tangail, Lalmonirhat, and Thakurgaon -- immediately in a bid to curb environment pollution and also asked them to submit compliance reports before it within two weeks.

November 1, 2022
November 1, 2022

Plastic pollution: Karnaphuli most defiled

Mismanaged plastic waste of the metropolis has turned the Karnaphuli, on whose banks the country’s key sea port is located, into the top plastic-digesting river.

November 1, 2022
November 1, 2022

Air more toxic than ever

Air quality of Bangladesh is now more deadly than before as concentration of Particulate Matter 2.5 (PM 2.5) saw a rise by 11.8 percent in the past 24 years from 1995 to 2019, reveals a study.

October 25, 2022
October 25, 2022

Khulna DC, SP face contempt of court for failure to follow HC rule

The High Court today (October 25, 2022) issued a contempt of court rule against seven government officials including the deputy commissioner and superintendent of police of Khulna for not complying with its earlier order regarding demolishing illegal brick kilns constructed within the boundaries of Bhadra and Hori rivers in the district.

October 18, 2022
October 18, 2022

Steel mill in Ctg fined Tk 1 lakh for emitting industrial smoke

A mobile court today (October 18, 2022) fined a steel mill at Baizid Bostami Road in Chattogram Tk one lakh for emitting industrial smoke in the open air which poses a serious health hazard.

September 28, 2022
September 28, 2022

Dhaka world's most polluted city again

The densely populated capital of Bangladesh has once again topped the list of cities with the worst air quality in the world.