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Vinegar offers hope in Barrier Reef starfish battle

The reef contributes more than $5.2 billion a year to Australia's economy.

Turning litter into handbags: Nigerian women make fashion accessories from carrier bags

A group of women in Yola, Nigeria, make a living by picking up plastic bags off the streets and turning them into ...

Endangered species poached in protected areas - WWF

'Unless they [natural world heritage sites] are protected effectively, we will lose them forever.'
April 18, 2017 | 08:03 am GMT+7

'Zero recovery' for corals in back-to-back Australia bleaching

It is the fourth time coral bleaching has hit the reef after previous events in 1998, 2002 and 2016.
April 10, 2017 | 03:08 pm GMT+7

Formosa Vietnam steel mill meets conditions for test runs a year after spill

The Taiwanese fish killer will still require approval by Vietnamese government before it can go ahead with tests of its first blast furnace.
April 05, 2017 | 02:37 pm GMT+7

P for pollution: Locals fret over more fish deaths as Vietnamese reservoir turns purple

Locals say the trauma comes every time seafood processors discharge sewage, and it has persisted for years.
March 29, 2017 | 11:17 am GMT+7

Toxic waste gushing into Vietnam's rivers and lakes - report

The country's industrial zones release 2 mln cubic meters of untreated wastewater every day.
March 23, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Vietnam strips transport ministry of executive power over controversial river dredging projects

The order came quickly after a province expressed concerns of mafia involvement.
March 21, 2017 | 06:33 pm GMT+7

Curbing pollution can prevent 3 mln Chinese deaths a year - study

'Adopting and enforcing tighter air quality standards in China will bring about tremendous public health benefits.'
March 15, 2017 | 09:37 am GMT+7

In race to curb climate change, cities outpace governments

A 2016 study projected that climate plans by cities and regions could cut an extra 500 million tons of annual greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
March 13, 2017 | 06:22 pm GMT+7

World's tallest wooden building could herald 'age of timber'

High-rise wooden buildings, such as 14-storey apartment building 'The Tree' in Norway, are altering city skylines in what the timber industry is heralding as a new era that will ...
February 24, 2017 | 05:43 pm GMT+7

Vietnam names and shames 11 officials over Formosa environmental disaster

It is the first time the country has publicly named the officials responsible, 11 months after the incident.
February 22, 2017 | 08:50 pm GMT+7

Seagrass on decline, jeopardizing human, coral health: study

The seagrass is believed to combat bacteria but seagrass meadows are declining.
February 17, 2017 | 09:04 am GMT+7

Weak green tax can lead to more single-use plastic bags in Vietnam: business group

The weight-based environmental tax can do more harm than good if businesses try to ease the burden by making and using thin plastic bags.
February 08, 2017 | 01:52 pm GMT+7

US could grant final permit for Dakota pipeline as soon as Friday: govt lawyer

Proponents believe the pipeline is necessary to transport U.S. oil safely and that it would create jobs.
February 07, 2017 | 08:36 am GMT+7