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Guess how many people are jamming into Saigon? Hint: It's as bad as Tokyo

The city leader is blaming its rapidly rising population, far outstripping the 2025 projection, for exacerbating traffic chaos.

Trash scares away beachgoers in Vietnam's 'resort capital'

Local resorts struggle to clear away garbage flooding Ham Tien Beach in Vietnam's south central town of Mui Ne.

Da Nang's beautiful beaches under threat as sewage streams into the ocean

Foul smells and streams of black wastewater have scared many tourists away.
August 02, 2017 | 12:05 pm GMT+7

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

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

Pollution and construction are threatening to ruin tourist staples.
July 10, 2017 | 07:30 pm 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

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