Dhaka’s ailing sewage system threatens human and environmental health

Existing sewage treatment plants in Dhaka treat only 30% of all sewage waste. Emerging pollutants such as antibiotics, microplastics, detergents, toothpastes, shampoos and lotion are found in Dhaka’s urban rivers and lakes. Microplastics are also found in fish, snails, crabs and sediments of the Buriganga River in Dhaka. City authoritiesContinue Reading

Energy & Environment — Drought threatens Texas cattle industry

In Texas, the Western megadrought is wreaking havoc on ranching. Meanwhile, Democrats are threatening to subpoena a consulting firm that has worked with the fossil fuel industry, and scientists say they found a way to break apart some PFAS.   This is Overnight Energy & Environment, your source for theContinue Reading