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    Govt must take steps to protect endangered species

    | Updated at 12:05am on March 18, 2018

    The ecosystem has been risked and broken in Bangladesh as successive governments have not prioritised it...

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    Waterbirds decreasing in coastal belt

    Sadiqur Rahman | Updated at 02:05am on March 17, 2018

    Appearance of waterbirds fell sharply in the country’s coastal belt over the last year, according the latest coastal bird census done in January....

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    Airborne dusts pose serious threat to capital’s public health

    Sadiqur Rahman and Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:05am on March 12, 2018

    Airborne ultra-fine dusts pose a serious threat to public health in the capital. Heavy presence of ultrafine dusts also called particulate matters in air is...

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    Foresters plan to send capital’s 10 monkeys to Nijhum Dwip

    Ahmed Shatil Alam | Updated at 12:05am on March 09, 2018

    The Forest Department has taken plan to capture eight to 10 monkeys from the capital for sending them to Nijhum Dwip in the Bay of...

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    Mass wedding of trees in capital

    Ahmed Shatil Alam | Updated at 01:01am on February 25, 2018

    Only the pairs were different otherwise all the trappings of weddings enthralled the invited guests at the capital’s Agargaon locality. It was a mass wedding...

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    DoE’s ‘inaction’ blamed for spread of polybag

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:48am on January 21, 2018

    Green activists on Saturday alleged that the polythene shopping bag ban law has become ineffective due to ‘inaction’ of the Department of Environment....

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    ‘Western plans not fitting in local context recklessly adopted’

    | Updated at 12:05am on December 28, 2017

    We have been working to save the environment for a long time now. Our movement and large-scale media coverage helped in building awareness...

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    Buriganga water improving; still much needs to be done

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 05:45pm on December 23, 2017

    The quality of Buriganga water has improved slightly following the relocation of tanneries to Savar from the city's Hazaribagh area and heavy rainfall this year....

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    Bangladesh loses 1pc GDP for air pollution

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 06:13pm on December 10, 2017

    Bangladesh is losing one per cent GDP every year due to air pollution, which is a key barrier to the country's vision to become an...

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    Dust takes its toll in major cities

    Sadiqur Rahman | Updated at 12:05am on December 09, 2017

    Heavy presence of dust in the air, due mainly to haphazard construction works and poor management, is taking huge toll on the health of dwellers,...

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