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Air Pollution

Air Pollution

UN chief calls for efforts to address air pollution

Around the world, nine out of every 10 people breathe unclean air. Air pollution contributes to various diseases and causes an estimated 7 million premature deaths every year, predominantly in low- ...

UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres

Efforts to fix air pollution gasp for funding, as pandemic pressure builds

Development funding for efforts to tackle air pollution falls far short of what is needed in a world where nine in 10 people breathe air that is damaging their health - a problem thrown into sharp ...

Air pollution worsened by illegal brick kilns. A representational picture.

Dhaka’s air unhealthy for sensitive groups

Environment, forests and climate change minister Md Shahab Uddin had admitted that the air pollution in Dhaka reached an intolerable level while the High Court issued a nine-point directive to bring ...

People breathe in polluted air.

Air pollution linked to diabetes development: Study

Indian-origin researcher Sanjay Rajagopalan from the University Hospitals Harrington in the US has found that air pollution can play a role in the development of cardiometabolic diseases such as ...

Air pollution linked to diabetes development: Study

New study shows air pollution reduces global health expectancy by 2 years

An analysis of data from the Air Quality Life Index, conducted by the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC) finds that particulate pollution cuts global life expectancy by ...

People walk amid dust

Coal should play no part in post-coronavirus recoveries: Guterres

Coal should play no part in any country's post-coronavirus stimulus plan and economic recovery should align with global climate goals, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said in a lecture to ...

A coal-burning power plant can be seen behind a factory in the city of Baotou, in China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on 31 October 2010

Dhaka ranks 11th worst in Air Quality Index

Dhaka ranked the 11th worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI) on Thursday mornin

Dhaka ranked the 11th worst in Air Quality Index on 9 July 2020.

Dhaka’s air quality improves significantly

As Dhaka has started experiencing rains with the arrival of monsoon, the air quality in the capital improved significantly as it ranked the 15th worst polluted city in the world in the Air Quality ...

Dhaka’s air quality shows improvement

Dhaka’s air quality turns ‘unhealthy’ again

After showing a marked improvement in its quality for the last few days, Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka ranked third worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI) on Friday morning

Dhaka’s air quality turns ‘unhealthy’ again

Dhaka ranks 29th worst in Air Quality Index

The air in Dhaka was categorised as ‘moderate’ as the megacity had an AQI score of 58 at 08:53am.

Dhaka’s air quality shows improvement
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