Water Pollution

Water Pollution

'Trash music': Turkish band recycles rubbish into sounds

Fungistanbul, a trio that began experimenting with a sound they call "Trash Oriental" in 2019, have joined a growing global movement of groups that bang, strum and blow into things they find in ...

Fungistanbul band member Herman Artuc plays one of his instruments made with waste of cannister in Istanbul on 8 November, 2021

Climate change

COP26 strikes hard-fought deal but UN says ‘not enough’

The deal called on all countries to accelerate their emissions cuts by submitting new national plans by 2022, three years earlier than agreed in Paris

Britain's President for COP26 Alok Sharma speaks at a press conference at the close of the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow on 13 November 2021

Littering threatens haor environment in Kishoreganj

The all-weather Itna-Mithamoin-Austragram road is attracting growing number of tourists to the haor, now a popular tourist destination. It has also become a source of widespread littering by visitors ...

Littering threatens haor environment in Kishoreganj

Five billion could struggle to access water in 2050: UN

The WMO stressed that over the last 20 years, the levels of water stored on land -- on the surface, in the subsurface, in snow and ice -- had dropped at a rate of one centimetre per year

Five billion could struggle to access water in 2050: UN

Public health threatened

'Toxic river water enters groundwater'

Along with the advancement of economy, the country is also seeing rapid urbanisation and industrialisation. But there is little being done to protect the environment and manage waste

'Toxic river water enters groundwater'

Kaptai Lake’s beauty, navigability clogged by water hyacinth

The water of Kaptai Lake has been severely polluted with water hyacinths. Local residents are getting infected with various diseases by using the water of the lake.

Hyacinths hamper the movement of engine boats in Kaptai Lake, causing miseries to locals. The picture was taken from Tabalchharighat of Rangamati on 15 September 2021.

New filtering method promises safer drinking water, improved industrial production

The ability to remove fluoride with a relatively inexpensive filtering membrane could protect communities from fluorosis without requiring the use of high-pressure filtration or having to completely ...

New filtering method promises safer drinking water, improved industrial production

Half capacity unused in Tk 36.7b Dhaka WASA project

Dhaka WASA built a water treatment plant in Lohajang upazila of Munshiganj, spending Tk 36.7 billion to supply purified water from the Padma river to the Dhaka city dwellers. But the agency didn’t ...

Half capacity unused in Tk 36.7b Dhaka WASA project

Mexico City taps solar energy to clean up historic Aztec-era canals

A team of researchers from the Center for Research and Advanced Studies (Cinvestav) has developed a method using solar energy to activate a pump that sends cleansing ‘nanobubbles’ into the water

Mexico City taps solar energy to clean up historic Aztec-era canals

Dhaka North and South

Waste management in a mess as master plan stalled

Since the two Dhaka city corporations have been following conventionals method of waste management, with the two landfills in Matuail of the capital and Aminbazar of Savar near full capacity, both ...

Waste management in a mess as master plan stalled
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