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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More Biodiversity Loss Outside of Cities Due to Urban Growth

Researchers assess direct and indirect effects of urban growth on a global scale. Leipzig/Halle/Arlington. In a rapidly urbanizing world, the conversion of natural habitats into urban areas leads to a significant loss of biodiversity in cities. However, these direct effects of urban growth seem to be much smaller than the indirect effects outside of cities, […]

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 […]

Ditch the plastic to save the planet

Bangladesh has a chance to play a major part in the reduction of plastic pollution Plastic pollution is a problem that plagues the entire world, and Bangladesh is no exception. In spite of laws designed to get rid of polythene bags — one of our main sources of plastic pollution — and in spite of […]

It’s raining plastic in Canada, scientists say. But no one knows the source or toxicity

It’s been raining plastic in Canada, researchers have found in the last two years. And no one knows where it’s coming from. Or what it can do. A U.S. survey published in May, made headlines around the world last week due to its eye-catching title, “It is raining plastic.” According to the survey, geologists researching the effects […]

What is heavy metal toxicity? A nutritionist explains how it could impact your health

The concern over mercury, and other heavy metal toxins is a hot, and controversial topic for people who worry about their health. As a nutritionist, when my patients give me their medical history, more are mentioning heavy metal toxicity. Others are asking if they need a heavy metal detox. Many of these people are dealing […]

An International Conference on Minamata Convention

An international conference on Minamata Convention, which prevents health damage and environmental pollution caused by mercury that caused Minamata disease on a global scale, has begun in Osaka, Japan on a three day schedule from the 27 May. On the conference team of Minamata mercury waste expert has gathered. The conference was attended by the […]

Non-toxic blue-green algae lingers

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Blue-green algae lingers in local waters, but is non-toxic, unlike some places in Florida, according to a Friday, May 24 report from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The report shows that blue-green algae was found in Holmes Beach waters on Monday, May 20 in Anna Maria Sound at Key […]

Ocean choking on toxic plastic sea: Phelps

During a live blog with readers of the Wentworth Courier, Kerryn Phelps was asked how she, as an independent, could help address Australia's long-standing waste and recycling crisis. Dr Phelps said her solutions included a packaging law, which Germany recently introduced, that could reduce plastic waste by 40 per cent in the first year. Read […]

E-waste Republic

Over 40 million tonnes of electric and electronic waste (also known as e-waste) are produced worldwide every year. That is boundless heaps of refrigerators, computers, television sets, ovens, telephones, air conditioning units, lamps, toasters and other electric and electronic devices, with a total weight equal to seven times that of the Great Pyramid of Giza. […]

Treasure from trash: E-waste recycling in Bangladesh

Extracting valuable elements contained in electronic waste, mostly known as e-waste, such as copper and gold, can be a good source of income in developing or newly industrialized countries, and Bangladesh is certainly no exception in this regard. E-waste can be defined as reuse or recycling of scrapped electrical or electronic devices. Azizu Recycling & […]

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