Rain across fire-ravaged Victoria will be ‘good and bad’ প্লাস্টিক দূষণ: বাংলাদেশে হু হু করে বাড়ছে সিঙ্গেল ইউজ প্লাস্টিকের ব্যবহার, দূষণের শীর্ষে তরুণ-যুবকে 2020 Gardening Trends: Sustainability is The Key Smith, Greenstein Bill Banning Single-Use Plastics Passes Senate Air Quality Index: Dhaka ranks 2nd worst Why Is Air Pollution So Harmful? DNA May Hold the Answer আবার দূষণের শীর্ষে ঢাকার বায়ু Common Environmental Chemical Disrupts Meiosis to Cause Reproductive Toxicity Plastic packaging ban ‘could harm environment The Impact of Air Pollution on Mental Health
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প্লাস্টিক দূষণ: বাংলাদেশে হু হু করে বাড়ছে সিঙ্গেল ইউজ প্লাস্টিকের ব্যবহার, দূষণের শীর্ষে তরুণ-যুবকে

বাংলাদেশে পরিচালিত একটি গবেষণায় দেখা গেছে যে দেশটির তরুণ এবং যুব জনগোষ্ঠী পরিবেশের জন্য ক্ষতিকর প্লাস্টিক দূষণের জন্য সবচেয়ে বেশী দায়ী। ওই গবেষণায় বলা হয়েছে, এই তরুণ ও যুব জনগোষ্ঠী একবার ব্যবহার করা হয় এমন সিঙ্গেল ইউজ প্লাস্টিক পণ্য বেশী ব্যবহার করে। গবেষণার এই ফলাফল এমন এক সময়ে পাওয়া গেল যখন সারা বিশ্বে সিঙ্গেল ইউজ […]

HC to govt: Ban single use plastic products and enforce polythene ban

The High Court on Monday directed the authorities concerned to ban single use plastic products in coastal areas, hotels, motels, and restaurants across the country within the next one year. The High Court bench of Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Khandaker Diliruzzaman gave the order on Monday, reports BSS. The order was issued following […]

আগামী দুয়েকদিনের মধ্যে আসছে ভয়াবহ দুই শৈত্যপ্রবাহ!

সারাদেশে শীতের ঠান্ডা পড়ছে, কুয়াশা পড়ছে। আগামী দুয়েকদিনের মধ্যে দেশের উত্তর–পশ্চিমাঞ্চলে মৃদু শৈত্যপ্রবাহ বয়ে যেতে পারে বলে ধারণা করছে আবহাওয়া অধিদপ্তর। সেই সঙ্গে সারাদেশের তাপমাত্রা আরও কমতে পারে বলেও মনে করছেন তারা। বৃহস্পতিবারও (১৯ ডিসেম্বর) তাপমাত্রা কমতে পারে। এরপর ২০, ২১ ও ২২ ডিসেম্বর দেশের কিছু কিছু জায়গায় প্রথম মৃদু শৈত্যপ্রবাহ বয়ে যেতে পারে। আর […]

Dhaka ranks fourth in poor air quality

Bangladesh’s capital city ranked the fourth worst in Air Quality Index (AQI) on Tuesday morning, reports UNB. Dhaka had a score of 220 at 9:36am, which means the air quality was ‘very unhealthy’. Afganistan’s Kabul, Bulgaria’s Sofia, India’s Kolkata reportedly occupied the first three slots with scores of 291, 251 and 250 respectively. When the […]

Who are the top five plastic polluters in the world?

The major plastic polluters failed to manage their plastic wastes effectively, A brand audit report by Break Free from Plastic (BFFP) movement have identified Coca-Cola, Unilever, Nestlé, PepsiCo, and Mondelēz International as the top five plastic polluters in the world. As part of Global Week of Action against single use plastic, Environment and Social Development […]

Most skin whiteners in Bangladesh market contain dangerously high levels of mercury: Study

Most of the skin whitening creams available in Bangladesh market contains higher levels of mercury than the permissible level, says a new study. The use of these creams may cause several skin problems as well as complications of the kidneys and nervous system, researchers have found. The worrying scenario was highlighted at a workshop on […]

US assistance to improve Bangladesh air quality

It is a growing threat to human health, and has significant consequences: US Embassy The United States has said it will continue to help Bangladesh improve air quality. The US embassy announced Washington’s willingness to assist on Wednesday on its new Twitter handle. Read More:

DoE proposes enforcing pollution tax, awareness programs

'Polluters pay is a globally applicable phenomenon, and this should be enforced in Bangladesh as well' As a measure to bring down pollution, Director General of the Department of Environment (DoE), Dr AKM Rafique Ahammed, on Wednesday proposed making polluters pay for the damage they cause to the environment. He said this at a seminar […]

‘Bangabandhu Nodi Padak’ to be awarded for saving rivers

Any person, organization or institution can be considered for this award Bangladesh will award the "Bangabandhu Nodi Padak" to encourage people and organizations to come forward to save the country's rivers. The Shipping Ministry has formulated a draft of the award policy. Any person, organization or institution can be considered for this award for visible […]

Mercury emission rates alarming in Bangladesh

In a 2017-18 survey conducted by Esdo, estimated mercury input in the environment stands at 21,030kg per year Experts have emphasized raising awareness about the use of mercury in products and its proper management. With this as the agenda, a workshop on “Mercury Pollution in Bangladesh: Effects on Health and Environment” under the Minamata Initial […]

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