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Malaysia arrests Vietnamese man for 'ivory smuggling'

Authorities said the haul was worth about 300,000 ringgit (almost $70,000).

Earth's major 'mass extinction' events

Most scientists agree that a 'mass extinction' is underway with the Earth's wildlife disappearing at an alarming rate, mainly due to human activity.
July 12, 2017 | 08:09 am GMT+7

Coal plan sparks ire as Myanmar struggles to keep lights on

Myanmar faces the dilemma of growth vs environmental protection.
July 12, 2017 | 08:08 am GMT+7

More power plant waste threatens marine reserve in central Vietnam

A Chinese plant has already been given permission to dump a million cubic meters of mud in the area.
July 09, 2017 | 06:22 pm GMT+7

Three tons of ivory seized in Vietnam

'This is the largest seizure of smuggled ivory ever in Thanh Hoa province.'
July 09, 2017 | 03:35 pm GMT+7

Concerns as Vietnam allows coal-fired power plant to dump waste near protected waters

Nearly one million of cubic meters of 'organic' mud will be dumped near a marine reserve.
July 02, 2017 | 05:06 pm GMT+7

2020 deadline to avert climate catastrophe: experts

'When it comes to climate, timing is everything.'
June 29, 2017 | 08:13 am GMT+7

Rare monkeys left to disappear in central Vietnam

No efforts have been made to protect the critically endangered doucs in Quang Nam from poaching and deforestation.
June 24, 2017 | 11:29 am GMT+7

Global coffee exporter fined $18,700 for discharging toxic waste in southern Vietnam

A secret pipeline spewing untreated waste into a local river was uncovered during a snap inspection.
June 22, 2017 | 09:29 am GMT+7

Vietnam demotes top pollution inspector for Formosa toxic spill

The Taiwanese steel plant has restarted operation a year after the disaster as officials said it has met environment requirements.
June 21, 2017 | 10:01 am GMT+7

Floating solar farm reflects China's clean energy ambitions

'The US's withdrawal from the Paris agreement offers China an unprecedented opportunity to take the lead in climate change.'
June 11, 2017 | 11:14 am GMT+7

Landfill operator notorious for causing Saigon stench fined $66,000

It seems local residents have kicked up enough of a stink for authorities to take action.
June 09, 2017 | 07:19 pm GMT+7

Fish belly up in Hanoi lake, one year after similar mass death

Local media estimated that tons of fish had died om the Hoang Cau Lake in the city downtown by Friday morning. 
June 09, 2017 | 09:57 am GMT+7

Historic wildfire wipes out massive area in Hanoi forest

A large chunk of the forest was destroyed in the most devastating wildfire of the city’s history.
June 06, 2017 | 11:43 am GMT+7