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Dying turtles washed ashore with garbage at Cox's Bazar beach

Discarded plastic items and electronics are floating ashore along with torn fishing nets. Some mother turtles were also floating ashore with the garbage at Kolatali point.

Garbage washed ashore as Cox’s Bazar beach. The photo was taken on Sunday at Kolatoli point.

Stop exporting toxic chemicals to poorer countries, UN to wealthy states

The expert commended France for recent legislation stopping the export of chemicals prohibited domestically

The Syncrude tar sands plant and tailings pond at their tar sands operation north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, on 3 November 2011. A tailings pond holds all the toxic waste from oil sands extraction process

Coronavirus chill upends solar power industry

At stake is the future of a key driver of the global transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy: solar power was the second-fastest growing renewable source after wind in 2019, according to the ...

Rodrigue Kauahou, Jose Carlos Navarro and David Pascual, workers of the installation company Alromar, set up solar panels on the roof of a home in Colmenar Viejo, Spain on 19 June 2020

Global e-waste surges 21% in five years: UN report

A record 53.6 million metric tonnes (Mt) of electronic waste was generated worldwide in 2019, up 21 per cent in just five years, the UN’s Global E-waste Monitor 2020 said on Thursday

 Workers in the informal sector dismantle e-waste – discarded electronic and electrical material in Delhi. A United Nations report has warned of the health and environmental hazards from processing e-waste without proper safeguards.

World Environment Day being marked amid pandemic

The World Environment Day is being observed in the country as elsewhere around the world today (Friday) with a call to encourage worldwide awareness and action for the protection of the environment

A stuffed toy is seen lying in the waters of the Yamuna river ahead of World Environment Day, in the old quarters of Delhi, India, on 4 June 2020

Indigenous fishes release record eggs in Halda river

Halda river expert Monjurul Kibria told the news agency that the fry-collectors collected over 25,600 kilogram of eggs in the early hours of Friday, which is record amount in the last 20 years

Indigenous fishes release record eggs in Halda river

Dhaka’s air quality shows significant improvement

Dhaka’s air showed significant improvement on Monday morning as the capital city ranked 40th worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI)

Dhaka’s air quality shows significant improvement

Kuakata finds itself again

Kuakata, the sea beach with its pristine sand, red crabs and aquatic life, seems to have found itself again, in the absence of tourists during the lockdown

With no tourists to disturb them during the lock down, red crabs scuttle happily around the Kuakata beach

Asia's pandemic stimulus may slow the demise of coal

Coal power plant construction will push ahead in Asia despite falling electricity demand and environmental concerns as policymakers prioritise boosting economies crippled by the coronavirus pandemic, ...

Coal barges are pictured as they queue to be pull along Mahakam river in Samarinda, East Kalimantan province.

Dhaka’s air quality improves amid lockdown

The air quality in Dhaka is better than any other time in the past four years, according to data released by both public and private organisations.

Metro-rail project in Dhaka.
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