Experts urged to ratify Minamata Convention to phase out mercury-added products পারদযুক্ত পণ্যের ব্যবহার বন্ধে মিনামাতা কনভেনশন অনুমোদনের আহ্বান সেন্টমার্টিন সৈকতে প্লাস্টিকের আগ্রাসন 72 birds die eating pesticide-treated masakalai Educate girls to save the planet শিশুর সর্দি-কাশি সারানোর ঘরোয়া উপায় 50 Books All Kids Should Read Before They’re 12 24 thousand under 5 children die of pneumonia in Bangladesh annually গ্রিনহাউস গ্যাস কমানোর লক্ষ্যে নানা উদ্যোগ Maldives: Eco-friendly product export destination for Bangladesh
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Bringing animals back from the edge

Dhaka, 11 November, 2021: Netrakona's Durgapur upazila is home to a forest area that stretches across both sides of the border with India. Also known as Susang Durgapur, it plays host to a diversity of wild animals. As Susang is some five kilometres away from the Indian Border, the smaller of the forest animals and […]

Saving the baffled migratory birds

Dhaka, 11 November, 2021: In the first week of every November, 30-35 years ago, migratory birds would be seen arriving in Bangladesh in flocks. The sprawling water bodies in the rural areas, on city suburbs and the other water-dominated areas remained filled with the wing-flapping of these seasonal birds. Their clamorous chirping, the noise created […]

Single-use plastic products banned in Slovakia

Dhaka, 9 November, 2021: In Slovakia, an amendment of the Act No. 79/2015 Coll came into force on July 3, 2021, prohibiting companies from placing certain single-use plastic products as well as packaging and non-packaging products made of OXO-biodegradable plastic on the Slovakian market. The legislation aims to support manufacturers who bring recyclable products to the […]

Company fined after toxic substance found in toys

Dhaka, 9 October, 2021: A company has been fined €1,500 for marketing children’s toys containing toxic substances, the labour ministry announced Monday. Yacumo Enterprises was taken to court for selling toys containing particular phthalates beyond the permitted 0.1 per cent concentration. Phthalates are chemicals used to soften polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic and as solvents in […]

The perks of implementing urban Nature-based Solution in Dhaka City

Dhaka, 8 November, 2021: Urban rooftop gardening can be a solution to the climate crisis The urban population in Bangladesh is predicted to rise 46% by 2030 and 58% by 2050 (CPD, 2020) with worsening climatic events. In urban areas, rooftops are mostly abundant and underused resources for the city and are mainly used for […]

As Bangladesh faces up to climate reality, children are most at risk

Dhaka, 8 November, 2021: Although it is responsible for less than 0.47 percent of global emissions, Bangladesh is among the most climate-vulnerable countries and the tens of millions of young people here will grow up facing a number of environmental hazards. Increasing coastal salinity has already put many children in the middle of a clean […]

Experts call for ban on use of lead in all paints

Dhaka, 6 November, 2021: Experts urged the government to take effective measures to impose a ban on the use of lead in all paints citing its adverse impact on human health and the environment. They sought an urgent regulation to this effect following toxic lead was found in paints labeled as “lead-free” in a recent […]

Children tell govt climate change is a child rights issue

Dhaka, 3 November, 2021: The children handed a climate declaration to the country's COP26 delegation Bangladeshi children on Wednesday called on government leaders to address climate change as a child rights issue and asked them to involve children in finding the solution. The demands were voiced during the handing over of the Bangladeshi Children’s Climate […]

‘Children at higher risk of lead poisoning’

Dhaka, 3 November, 2021:  On the occasion of International Lead-Poisoning Prevention Week, Pure Earth Bangladesh, ESDO, UNICEF and Prothom Alo on 25 October organised a roundtable on ‘Lead Poisoning and Child Health in Bangladesh: The Way Ahead’. Selected parts of the discussions have been included in the following supplement. Participants Munshi Md Sadullah, Line Director, […]

ESDO: Comprehensive regulation needed to ban lead paints

Dhaka, 1 November, 2021: Lead paint can cause persistent and irreparable brain damage in children's brains, says the organization Lead poisoning continues to be the most common cause of children’s death in Bangladesh and the country needs a separate regulation to tackle this, says the Environment and Social Development Organization (ESDO). The organization raised the […]


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