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Dhaka ranks 4th worst in Air Quality Index

Bangladesh’s capital city was ranked fourth worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI) on Wednesday morning.Dhaka had a score of 195 at 10am, indicating that the air quality was unhealthy.India’s Delhi, Pakistan’s Lahore and Vietnam’s Hanoi occupied the first, second and third spots respectively. Read More »

Multinationals pretend to solve plastic crisis: Greenpeace

Chris Greenberg [email protected] Washington DC, United States – A Greenpeace USA report released today, Throwing Away the Future: How Companies Still Have It Wrong on Plastic Pollution “Solutions,” warns consumers to be skeptical of the so-called solutions announced by multinational corporations to tackle the plastic pollution crisis. These false solutions, such as switching to paper or ‘bioplastics’ or embracing chemical ... Read More »

Mussels, ‘super-filters’ can help beat water pollution

Seafood lovers who prize the mussel for its earthy taste and succulent flesh may be unaware of its growing potential in the fight against water pollution. The mussel is the hoover of the sea, taking in phytoplankton for nourishment along with micro-plastics, pesticides and other pollutants —  which makes it an excellent gauge. One day, it may also be pressed ... Read More »

Our poisonous air is harming our children’s brains: HRW

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says almost 700,000 children under five die each year as a result of air pollution. Millions more are being condemned to a life of ill health because of the damage it does to their developing brains and bodies. Which is hardly surprising when you realise nine out of ten of us are breathing polluted air. ... Read More »

Pesticide salad, leaded fish with plastic, chemical fruit

By Baher Kamal Madrid, Jul 10 2019 (IPS) – In case you were not aware or just do not remember: all you eat, drink, breathe, wear, take as a medicine, the cosmetics you use, the walls of your house, among others, is full of chemicals. And all is really ALL. For instance, in your bathroom, formaldehyde often sits in your ... Read More »

Environment pollution kills 2.34 lakh people in Bangladesh every year

Air pollution causes deaths to 2.34 lakh people every year in Bangladesh while air pollution is blamed for 21 percent death during the same time, according a report-2018 of World Bank. Death caused by environment pollution is 10 times higher than road accident, this was revealed by environment experts at a workshop titled “Air pollution and doings for prevention of ... Read More »

Standing up for the clean air we deserve!

By Mahamadou Tounkara Jun 5 2019 – (GGGI) – Air pollution has become the number one environmental problem affecting people’s health, impacting 300 million children worldwide and contributing to the premature death of 600 thousand children every year. Indoor air pollution from cooking on an open fire using firewood or charcoal is a major problem in many developing countries. In ... Read More »

Mexico City extends pollution alert, cancels school

Mexico City declared an air pollution alert for the second straight day Wednesday, urging people to stay indoors, canceling school and moving the semi-finals of the first-division football league to another city. The capital, whose sprawling metropolitan area is home to more than 20 million people, has been blanketed in a thick layer of smog since Saturday. Authorities say the ... Read More »

Clues emerge in ‘missing’ ocean plastics conundrum

It’s a puzzle that has perplexed scientists for years: humanity dumps millions of tonnes of plastics into the world’s oceans annually, yet only a tiny fraction remains visible on the surface. Now an international team of researchers believe they may be closer to determining where Earth’s “missing plastics” end up, using an unprecedented global effort to track and draw down ... Read More »

Delhi hit by rare summer air pollution alert

New Delhi suffered a rare summer air pollution alert Monday as dust storms and heat over northern India took smog to hazardous levels. The world’s most polluted capital city is blanketed in a toxic smog of car fumes, agricultural smoke and factory waste most winters, but it is less severe in summer months. On Monday, the Indian government’s air quality ... Read More »

Bd govt mulls E-waste management policy: Minister

Dhaka, Feb 2 – Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar on Saturday said a policy on managing e-waste was at its final stage. “It is currently with the law ministry,” he said at a roundtable discussion on ‘E-waste management: A huge challenge for Bangladesh’ organised by Telecom Reporters’ Network Bangladesh in the city. “The government will give much ... Read More »