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HC seeks quick action on curbing Dhaka’s air pollution

The High Court on Tuesday ordered the authorities concerned to take steps and submit a report within 30 days to implement its nine-point directive to bring down the air pollution level in Dhaka and ...

HC seeks quick action on curbing Dhaka’s air pollution

Motorists complain of ‘oil rain’ in India

Just as the drizzle started in the city on Sunday evening, the Delhi Fire Department started receiving multiple calls reporting “oil rain” from all over the city and were investigating, amid some ...

A man feeds seagulls as he stands on the banks of Yamuna river, on a smoggy morning in New Delhi, India on 24 October 2020

Noise, light pollution alter bird reproduction: study

A study of the University of Michigan (UM) suggested that human-caused noise and light pollution can harm individual species of bird populations

Noise pollution

Allstate CEO eyes climate insurance plan under potential Biden win

Biden has outlined an ambitious plan to invest $2 trillion in clean energy to get the United States to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050

An Allstate insurance office is shown in San Francisco, California on 10 February 2010

Rich nations fall short on climate finance pledge

Wealthy countries are falling short on a decade-old promise come due to ramp up climate finance for the developing world, according to a semi-official report released Friday

United Nations members on Sunday adopt a format for national pledges to cut greenhouse gases, the heart of a planned pact to defeat climate change. AFP

DoE shuts operation of 22 garment washing factories in Keraniganj

The unrefined liquid waste generated from these factories was discharged into the Turag and Buriganga rivers through drains and sewerage lines

Boats sail on pitch black Buriganga river water polluted by industrial wastes in Babubazar bridge area of Dhaka

Xi's carbon neutrality vow to reshape China's five-year plan

Chinese leaders will discuss ambitious new measures to tackle climate change on Monday at a government plenum to finalise a new five-year national development plan, after Chinese president Xi Jinping ...

Chinese President Xi Jinping. Reuters file photo

Microsoft to make business travel by employees pollution-free

In a novel move to reduce carbon emissions, Microsoft on Thursday announced it would buy credits for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to cover travel on flight routes the most-frequented by its ...

A signage of Microsoft is seen on 13 March 2020 in New York City. AFP

Air pollution may up risk of neurological disorders: Study

New research adds to the growing body of evidence that air pollution is significantly associated with an increased risk of hospital admissions for several neurological disorders, including ...

Air pollution may up risk of neurological disorders: Study

Air pollution costs Europe cities $190b a year: analysis

Air pollution costs inhabitants of European cities more than 160 billion euros ($190 billion) each year due to long- and short-term health impacts, a group of environmental and social watchdogs said ...

This file photo taken on 09 January, 2017 shows Poland's capital Warsaw shrouded in a thick layer of smog as coal and waste-fired home furnaces drive up air pollution to the highest levels recorded in years. Photo: AFP
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