ESDO’s demand Ban Single Use Plastic More Biodiversity Loss Outside of Cities Due to Urban Growth Getting tough on air pollution MSC starts bunkering with greener blend of fuel oil as it looks to cut emissions Farm forests deliver many benefits Five dead and eight missing after New Zealand volcano erupts Colgate’s New Bamboo Toothbrush Is A Sign That Tides Are Changing Temperature drops below 10C at Panchagarh Dead Whale, 220 Pounds of Debris Inside, Is a ‘Grim Reminder’ of Ocean Trash Brick kilns torn down to fight toxic smog
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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 […]

Draft clean air act presented for immediate approval

The draft suggests the DoE shall prepare a time-bound National Air Quality Management Plan The draft of “clean air act-2019” proposes that the government announce the names of critical areas in regard to the Air Quality Index (AQI), and the head of any government entity be held responsible for violating the law.  Section 7 of […]

Environment minister: Brick kilns responsible for 58% air pollution in Dhaka

Noting that various diseases, including cancer, are on the rise in the country, he said the government is firmly committed to changing the situation Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin said the brick kilns located around Dhaka city are responsible for 58% of its air pollution. “The government has taken a strong […]

Toxic air is harming our children with every breath that they take

All day, every day, even while they sleep, tens of millions of children in South Asia are being seriously harmed by toxic air.South Asia is leading the world in this respect—and not in a good way. Here, air pollution now kills an estimated 130,000 children under five every single year. It is a staggering fact […]

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