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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Getting tough on air pollution

A more long term solution would be to do away with traditional bricks The air quality in Bangladesh, particularly the capital, is among the worst in the world — and one of the main culprits behind our air pollution is the numerous brick kilns that dot the outskirts of Dhaka. Which is why the High […]

MSC starts bunkering with greener blend of fuel oil as it looks to cut emissions

MSC said it has started to bunker some of its vessels calling at Rotterdam with a blend of fuel oil containing biofuels, as it strives to be seen to be reducing its carbon footprint. The carrier did not specify how many ships are to be involved, or the cost implication. However, today the Brussels-based NGO […]

Five dead and eight missing after New Zealand volcano erupts

Five people have died and eight are still missing after an eruption on a volcanic island in New Zealand, the country’s prime minister has said. Jacinda Ardern confirmed that New Zealanders and tourists from Australia, the US, Britain, China, Germany and Malaysia were among the missing and injured. The police do not expect to find more […]

Colgate’s New Bamboo Toothbrush Is A Sign That Tides Are Changing

Colgate has just unveiled their first ever eco-friendly toothbrush, made from 100% biodegradable and sustainably grown bamboo. The company launched the product as a part of its mission to reduce overall plastic waste and improve its social impact. The move is reflective of a broad shift in the climate where companies across the board, including major brands, […]

Temperature drops below 10C at Panchagarh

The temperature in Panchagarh dropped below 10 degrees Celsius on Sunday, hinting at a rough winter ahead, reports UNB.It begins to warm up after sunrise but gets increasingly cold after 3:00pm, according to the locals. Met office recorded 10C on Friday and 9C on Saturday as fog disrupted transportation and movement of people. Read More:

Dead Whale, 220 Pounds of Debris Inside, Is a ‘Grim Reminder’ of Ocean Trash

A dead sperm whale that washed up on a Scottish beach had more than 220 pounds of tangled netting, rope, plastic and other debris inside its stomach, according to a local whale research group. The 10-year-old male whale was found Nov. 30 on Luskentyre Beach in the Outer Hebrides after becoming stranded on a sand […]

Brick kilns torn down to fight toxic smog

Excavators flanked by Bangladesh riot police are at work demolishing illegal soot-belching brick kilns around the smog-choked capital Dhaka, forcing migrant labourers out of work and back to their villages. Every autumn, following the monsoon rains, Dhaka's brick kilns — which use coal and wood to fire bricks from clay — start up again, adding […]

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 […]

How are banned polythene bags still in the market?

While the government agencies claim the sustained use stems from a lack of consciousness and alternatives, experts claim the true reason is a lack of the ban’s enforcement Despite getting banned in 2002, polythene has managed to stick around in the Bangladeshi markets as producers, wholesalers, suppliers, and consumers all continue to use polythene bags […]

Fighting the mosquito menace

Eliminating mosquitoes is the greatest need of the hour, but we must also remain conscious of any possible side effects There is no doubt that mosquitoes are a serious problem for Dhaka, not just because they are a nuisance, but also because they create serious health risks. Indeed, the mosquito menace contributes significantly to the […]

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