Air at two Dhaka slums 5 times thicker than usual

Air density at two of Dhaka’s most marginalised low-income slums is four to five times higher than the permissible limit in Bangladesh for a 24-hour period. As a result, residents suffer from air pollution-induced diseases like laryngeal problems, asthma and bronchial illnesses. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google News channel. A study […]

Nepal battles worst forest fires in years as air quality drops

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A man takes pictures from his phone during a forest fire in Makwanpur, outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal on April 8, 2021 Reuters 5 people have died so far trying to put out the fires that have been raging since January Nepal is battling its worst forest fires in years, officials said on Friday, with smoke […]

Dhaka, Malé to have robust maritime, air connectivity

Dhaka, Malé to have robust maritime, air connectivity

A signing ceremony for four MoUs was held after bilateral talks between the two sides led by Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Maldivian president Ibrahim Mohamed Solih at the Prime Minister Office on Thursday, March 18, 2021 PID 4 memorandums of understanding signed; Dhaka interested in signing preferential trade agreement Bangladesh and the Maldives […]

ED: We must tackle air pollution immediately

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Air pollution levels in the capital have become ‘extreme’ Year after year, Dhaka continues to dominate the list of cities with the worst air quality in the world.  This is especially a problem during the winter season, with the quality improving during monsoon season. Even then, the people of the city are not that much […]

Public health issues like air pollution, environment not getting due attention

Public health issues like air pollution, environment not getting due attention

Speakers at a webinar urged the authorities concerned to pay more attention to public health issues like air pollution, environment pollution that makes a cost every year.  “Some 173,000 people died of environmental pollution only in 2019. This has been killing us silently,” said Saber Hossain Chowdhury, chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on Environment, […]

Dhaka no longer world’s most polluted city, but air quality still ‘poor’

Dhaka no longer world's most polluted city, but air quality still 'poor'

Dhaka is no longer the world’s most polluted city, but that’s no good news for residents as it continues to dominate the list of world capitals with the worst air quality. On Thursday, the capital slipped to the fourth position in the list of cities with the worst air quality in the world, with Kyrgyzstan’s […]

Study: Air pollution linked to irreversible sight loss

The WHO estimates air pollution is responsible for at least 7 million deaths every year Air pollution is likely to increase the risk of irreversible sight loss, according to the results of a long-term study published on Tuesday. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness among over-50s in richer nations, with roughly […]

Air Pollution: Reasons why Dhaka tops the list every day

Dhaka was in the first position on average and the pollution index rose to 326 on Thursday The level of air pollution is increasing in Dhaka day by day. According to a survey conducted by an international air quality watchdog, Dhaka is rising to the top when it comes to pollution, almost every day in […]

Minister vows tough fight against air pollution in Dhaka

Mobile court drives to be conducted, says minister As the air quality in Dhaka has deteriorated with the advent of winter, the government has decided to conduct mobile court drives to curb the level of air pollution. Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Md Shahabuddin has disclosed this in an interview with UNB over the […]