2w ago| Pollution

Honking a major sound polluter

Horns are a major cause of hearing loss among Dhaka residents. Despite the ban on hydraulic horns, noise pollution couldn’t be curbed as laws remain ineffective. Speakers at a roundtable yesterday...

3w ago| Air pollution

Schools in Indian capital shut indefinitely as smog worsens

Delhi shut down schools until further notice, urged people to work from home and banned non-essential trucks from entering the Indian capital due to dangerous levels of air pollution.

Diwali takes heavy toll on Delhi air

The morning after Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, residents of New Delhi woke up under a blanket of toxic smog and breathed in the most dangerously polluted air of the year so far, after...

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).

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.

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.

November 24, 2021
November 24, 2021

Honking a major sound polluter

Horns are a major cause of hearing loss among Dhaka residents. Despite the ban on hydraulic horns, noise pollution couldn’t be curbed as laws remain ineffective. Speakers at a roundtable yesterday...

November 17, 2021
November 17, 2021

Schools in Indian capital shut indefinitely as smog worsens

Delhi shut down schools until further notice, urged people to work from home and banned non-essential trucks from entering the Indian capital due to dangerous levels of air pollution.

November 5, 2021
November 5, 2021

Diwali takes heavy toll on Delhi air

The morning after Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, residents of New Delhi woke up under a blanket of toxic smog and breathed in the most dangerously polluted air of the year so far, after...

November 4, 2021
November 4, 2021

Bhairab in peril

Rampant river-grabbing by influential persons mixed with reluctance on the authorities’ side to take steps against them, squeezed into a corner, the Bhairab river stands as a major waterbody being...

October 24, 2021
October 24, 2021

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”.

October 20, 2021
October 20, 2021

Environment Pollution: Victims should be compensated

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

October 17, 2021
October 17, 2021

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, ...

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”.