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Water Pollution

Water Pollution

Waste fishing gear threatens Ganges wildlife: Study

Researchers have found that waste fishing gear in Ganges poses a serious threat to wildlife including otters, turtles and dolphins

Waste fishing gear threatens Ganges wildlife: Study

Recovery of Dhaka's canals

Existing canals must be protected

We have a National River Protection Commission and its name tells its function. Rivers, water bodies and canals are shrinking gradually across the country as the commission is failing to assert its ...

Existing canals must be protected

Toilets vital in fight against impact of climate change, infectious diseases: WaterAid

WaterAid is calling for urgent action from governments and the international community to increase investment in sanitation services

Toilets vital in fight against impact of climate change, infectious diseases

Wastage of underground potable water to be punishable offence in India

Wastage and misuse of potable water and groundwater will, henceforth, be a punishable offence in India

Wastage of underground potable water to be punishable offence in India

No arsenic contamination survey in 17 years

Around 20 million people in the country drink arsenic-contaminated water. The health directorate does not have updated records on persons affected by arsenic

A farmer bathing in deep tubewell water in Brahmanpara, Cumilla

Arsenic in water

Araihazar suffers to quench Dhaka’s thirst: Researchers

Arsenic contamination is spreading in the groundwater of several villages of Araihazar upazila in Narayanganj

Araihazar suffers to quench Dhaka’s thirst: Researchers

Climate change fuels sharp increase in glacier lakes

The volume of lakes formed as glaciers worldwide melt due to climate change has jumped by 50 per cent in 30 years, according to a new study based on satellite data

Climate change fuels sharp increase in glacier lakes

No oil on dolphins washed up near Mauritius spill: Autopsy report

Environmentalists are urgently seeking an explanation for the mysterious deaths of 27 dolphins which washed ashore on Wednesday and Thursday, to determine whether they were killed by the spill

A carcass of a dolphin washed up on shore at the Grand Sable, Mauritius on 26 August 2020

17 dead dolphins wash up on Mauritius beach near oil spill site

Seventeen dead dolphins washed up on Mauritius's shore on Wednesday, a government official told Reuters, a month after an oil spill from a Japanese ship that ran aground caused a major ecological ...

17 dead dolphins wash up on Mauritius beach near oil spill site

Scientists fear lasting impact from Mauritius oil spill

The full impact of the toxic spill is still unfolding, scientists say. As the Indian Ocean island's residents scramble to mop up the oil slicks and clumps, they are seeing dead eels and fish floating ...

A general view shows the bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio, belonging to a Japanese company but Panamanian-flagged, ran aground on a reef, at the Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius on 13 August 2020
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