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Rising saltwater contamination threatens health in coastal Bangladesh

Rising saltwater contamination threatens health in coastal Bangladesh

Saltwater intrusion in coastal Bangladesh is exacerbating chronic kidney disease, with residents forced to consume contaminated water for daily use.

Thaslima Begum reports for The Guardian.

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Coastal women in Bangladesh face health issues due to climate change

Women living in Bangladesh's coastal regions are severely affected by climate change-induced salinity, leading to various health complications.

Famiha Suhrawardy reports for Dhaka Tribune.

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‘Deadliest outbreak ever seen’: Climate crisis fuels Bangladesh’s worst dengue epidemic

Mosquito-borne disease once largely limited to Dhaka spreads countrywide as higher rainfall and heat lead to fivefold rise in cases in a year, with children the hardest hit.

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Climate change: Bangladesh cultivates a new mindset of adaptation

Climate change defines where young Bangladeshis live, if they study, and when they marry. But resilient adaptation is making a difference.
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Bangladesh approves $1.3bn wind farm amid dangerous pollution levels

The government of Bangladesh has given the green light to a Denmark-Bangladeshi consortium to build the country’s first 500MW offshore wind farm.

Bangladesh apparel industry ‘eco-friendly’ manufacturing

Bangladesh apparel industry makes progress in ‘eco-friendly’ manufacturing

In the last 15 years, Bangladesh has set an example of green and sustainable manufacturing by establishing numerous certified green factories.

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Bangladesh apparel industry makes progress in ‘eco-friendly’ manufacturing

According to the United Nations Environment Programme, the fashion industry is responsible for 10% of carbon emissions annually. If the current pace of greenhouse gas emissions continues, it will surge by more than 50% by 2030.

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