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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.

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 ...

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

UN chief: Save the oceans to avert 'global catastrophe'

'The conservation and sustainable use of marine resources are two sides of the same coin.'
June 06, 2017 | 08:49 am GMT+7

Hanoi plans four-month cleanup operation to revive legendary lake

The emerald waters that enchant locals and visitors are slowly fading as Hoan Kiem Lake suffocates.
May 31, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Formosa steel plant in Vietnam restarts one year after toxic spill

Taiwanese-owned Formosa paid $500 million for the pollution that devastated sea life and coastal economies.
May 30, 2017 | 08:52 am GMT+7

Vietnam set to approve coal-fired power plants worth $7.5 bln

Coal-fired power, despite its environmental impacts, is still the dominant power source for electricity-hungry Vietnam. 
May 25, 2017 | 09:46 am GMT+7

Dead whale sculpture raises awareness on plastic waste in the Philippines

An environment group has launched a 50 ft sculpture of a dead whale made out of plastic waste in a campaign to raise awareness about the effects of dumping rubbish.
May 14, 2017 | 11:20 am GMT+7

Taiwan’s Formosa to pump $1 bln in notorious steel plant in Vietnam - report

The fresh funds would be used to expand production capacity and environment protection, following a toxic spill a year ago.
May 06, 2017 | 01:22 pm GMT+7

Hanoi slowly choking on rising air pollution

A new study has found that air quality in the capital can soar up to 10 times higher than World Health Organization limits.
May 04, 2017 | 02:23 pm GMT+7

A bird's-eye view of Hanoi's shrinking green lakes

Hanoi's lakes look heavenly from above, but experts say they are shrinking.
April 17, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Vietnam's Prime Minister halts $10.6 bln steel plant over questions of demand, pollution

Says the project is 'very sensitive' in the wake of Vietnam's worst ever environmental disaster that occured last year.
April 16, 2017 | 11:49 am GMT+7

A road is not built in a day. In Hanoi, it takes 10 years.

And still counting.
April 15, 2017 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

Alzheimer’s disease is linked to air pollution, new research finds

Researchers have found that air pollution increases the chance of elderly women developing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
April 14, 2017 | 03:00 pm GMT+7