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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Rain across fire-ravaged Victoria will be ‘good and bad’

A blaze burning out of control on French Island in southern Victoria that yesterday triggered an emergency warning is no longer threatening communities. An emergency warning – the highest alert level – was issued about 4:30pm for the fire at the island's Ridge Track, before being downgraded to advice level about six hours later. The […]

Smith, Greenstein Bill Banning Single-Use Plastics Passes Senate

Trenton – Legislation sponsored by Senate Environment and Energy Committee Chair Senator Bob Smith and Senate Environment and Energy Committee Vice-Chair Senator Linda Greenstein, which would prohibit stores and food service businesses from providing single-use plastic bags, paper bags, and polystyrene foam cups and food containers to their customers, passed the Senate today. The bill, S-2776, […]

Why Is Air Pollution So Harmful? DNA May Hold the Answer

The threat of air pollution grabs our attention when we see it — for example, the tendrils of smoke of Australian brush fires, now visible from space, or the poisonous soup of smog that descends on cities like New Delhi in the winter. But polluted air also harms billions of people on a continuing basis. […]

Common Environmental Chemical Disrupts Meiosis to Cause Reproductive Toxicity

Researchers at Harvard Medical School and the New York State Department of Health have discovered how a common plasticizer that has been linked with human reproductive abnormalities may damage egg production at the molecular level. Studies in Caenorhabditis elegans nematode worms showed that exposure to even low levels of DEHP (di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate) that might be found in […]

Plastic packaging ban ‘could harm environment

Consumer pressure to end plastic packaging in shops could actually be harming the environment, a report says. Firms are swapping to other packaging materials which are potentially even worse for the environment, the cross-party Parliamentary group warns. Glass bottles, for instance, are much heavier than plastic so are far more polluting to transport. Paper bags […]

The Impact of Air Pollution on Mental Health

The World Health Organization estimates that air pollution causes roughly 3 million premature deaths every year (Vigo et al 2016). Air pollution is a generic term that includes a variety of  pollutants including gases, metallic and organic compounds, and particulate matter (PM). Most negative physical and mental health consequences of air pollution are caused by […]

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 […]

Australian hillside on fire ‘looks like it’s covered in lava’

Terrifying photographs show an Australian hillside almost entirely in flames. The eerie glow taken at twilight ‘looked like lava’, as the fires dotted the landscape close to a town in rural Victoria. Melissa Ericksen posted the picture on Facebook, saying: ‘Balmattum Hill is really glowing tonight, however not as much as all of our incredible […]

Australian fires: Everything we know and how you can help

Australia is facing an unprecedented national crisis, as bushfires tear through rural communities across the nation. Since September, at least 20 people have died and over 1,500 homes have been destroyed. Another 28 people have been confirmed missing after bushfires tore through busy tourist hubs in eastern Victoria at the turn of the new year. […]

UN countries reject proposals to phase out mercury in dental fillings

A proposal by African countries to stop using mercury in dental fillings globally was not approved by other countries, at a UN meeting last week. Mercury comprises up to 50% of dental amalgam that fills cavities, and has been used widely since the mid-1800s. Civil society groups have long protested against this, because mercury has […]

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