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
Category archives for: Water & Wetland

The Parliamentary Standing Committee of the Bangladesh Shipping Ministry suggested installing nets across the canal to protect the River Pollution due to Polythene

Dhaka, 18 July, 2021: The Karnaphuli River in Chittagong, Bangladesh is constantly polluted by the city’s industrial waste. The parliamentary standing committee has suggested putting nets at the mouths of the canals at the junction of the river to keep the bottom of the Karnafuli River free of polythene. As the Chittagong Development Authority and Chattogram City Corporation have not taken appropriate action, the […]

The importance of biodiversity for our own safety

Dhaka, 7 July, 2021: There is something surreal about Bangladesh's wetlands. Miles of beautiful scenery, of sparkling shallow waters surrounding patches of land full of greenery. The waters teem with fish that the local fishermen can make a living out of. We are naturally blessed with several types of wetlands too—rivers, haors, beels, baors, chars, coastal islands, marshes, you […]

BIP: DoE’s negligence responsible for 70% ecosystem destruction

Dhaka, 21 June, 2021: City planners blame development projects for ecological disasters Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP), in a recent study, has termed the lack of oversight by the Department of Environment (DoE) as the leading cause behind 70% of the ecosystem destruction in Bangladesh. BIP conducted a study of 100 cases of environmental destruction […]

Bangladesh river pollution threatens millions

Dhaka, 3 June, 2021: But the once mighty Buriganga river, which flows by Dhaka, is now one of the most polluted rivers in Bangladesh because of rampant dumping of industrial and human waste. “Much of the Buriganga is now gone, having fallen to ever insatiable land grabbers and industries dumping untreated effluents into the river,” […]

Water companies are major sources of microplastics in the UK’s rivers

Dhaka, 26 May, 2021: Microplastic pollution is an increasingly significant problem worldwide, and in the United Kingdom the main contributor of such pollution in the country’s rivers is what may seem like an unlikely source: water companies. Researchers at the University of Manchester have found that the microplastics that have accumulated on river beds largely originate from […]

Bangladeshi rivers receive 24 times more plastic waste from neighbours

Dhaka, 23 May, 2021: Highlights: Bangladesh produces around 3,000 tonnes of plastic waste everyday Padma, Meghna and Jamuna carry 73,000 tonnes of plastic waste every day The trans-boundary plastic waste come from China, India, Nepal, Myanmar and Bhutan India is the second highest mismanaged plastic waste generator in the world while china is the fifth  […]

Water and Wetlands

Dhaka, 11 May, 2021: Managing and protecting freshwater and coastal resources is of vital importance for the Pacific region's health and wealth. However, many Pacific Islands are experiencing increasing pressures on water and wetland resources due to growing populations, infrastructure development, and climatic fluctuations. The conservation and restoration of natural infrastructure is, in the long […]

Unplanned industrialisation killing the Sutang river

Dhaka, 13 April, 2021: The rivers of Bangladesh are so crucial to its existence that they have been recognised as "living entities" or "legal persons" with their own set of rights by the High Court, and the National River Conservation Commission (NRCC) has been appointed as the legal guardian of all rivers in the country. […]

World Water Day on Monday

Dhaka, 22 March, 2021: World Water Day is held annually on March 22 World Water Day is set to be observed in the country on Monday, under the theme “water and climate change.” President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages on the eve of the day, reports BSS. The president in […]

Nature-based solutions for our towns and cities

Dhaka, 22 March, 2021: When we talk about nature-based solutions (NbS)—that is protecting, managing, restoring or creating ecosystems for the benefit of the people and biodiversity—we almost always think of wilderness or rural areas. We think of famous forests like the Sundarbans, large wetlands like Hakaluki Haor or Chalan Beel, or impressive plantations of the […]

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