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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.

US travel site urges tourists to explore Vietnam 'before it's too popular'

Pollution and construction are threatening to ruin tourist staples.

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

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

Hanoi withdraws proposal to recall old motorbikes by 2018

Public criticism has forced the capital to revise the plan to send old motorbikes to the scrap yard.
July 01, 2017 | 09:26 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

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