Study: Fossil fuel pollution causes 1 in 5 deaths globally

The worst-hit is Asia, where average lifespan is cut 4.1 years in China, 3.9 years in India, and 3.8 years in Pakistan Fossil fuel pollution caused more than eight million premature deaths in 2018, accounting for nearly 20% of adult mortality worldwide, researchers reported on Tuesday.  Half of that grim tally was split across China […]

Study: Climate change may have played a role in pandemic

FILE PHOTO: Patients are held in the hallway as St. Mary Medical Center resorts to using tents outside to handle the overflow of Covid-19 patients in California, US on January 12, 2021 Reuters The study urged governments to take measures including limiting urban expansion and farming, which it said would help to manage the risk […]

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 […]

Turning off camera during virtual meetings ‘environment-friendly’, study says

A new study conducted by researchers from Purdue University, Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology says that despite a record drop in global carbon emissions in 2020, a pandemic-driven shift to remote work and more at-home entertainment still present significant environmental impact due to how internet data is stored and transferred around the […]

Govt, WB launch feasibility study on environment conservation project

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FE Online Report | Published: January 14, 2021 18:49:55 | Updated: January 14, 2021 20:41:53 Bangladesh government in collaboration with the World Bank has initiated a feasibility study on the largest environmental conservation project ever in the country aiming to make a difference in the quality of the environment. The Bangladesh Environmental Sustainability and Transformation […]

729 workers killed in workplace accidents in 2020: study

729 workers killed in workplace accidents in 2020: study

A file photo shows firefighters dousing fire at a factory. A total of 729 workers were killed and 433 others injured in workplace accidents across the country in 2020, according to a survey conducted by a local non-governmental organisation. — New Age photo A total of 729 workers were killed and 433 others injured in […]

TIB study: 14% to 76% corruption found in climate change projects

Apart from corruption, climate change projects were also found to be plagued by lack of skill, management, coordination, and other problems Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) has found between 14.36% and 76.92% corruption in four climate change projects on development of coastal infrastructure, renovation and repair. TIB unveiled the study report, titled “Governance challenges in disaster […]