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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. 

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 ...

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

Vietnam probes protest in province hit by Formosa's toxic spill

Many people in Ha Tinh are unhappy with compensation they've received.
April 13, 2017 | 10:35 am 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

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

Vietnam says must be sure Formosa Plastics can operate safely

The Vietnamese government said it would only allow the firm to dispose of waste once it "ensures complete environmental safety."
March 09, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Polluted environments kill 1.7 million children a year -WHO

A quarter of all global deaths of children under five are due to unhealthy or polluted environments including dirty water and air, second-hand smoke and a lack or adequate hygiene.
March 06, 2017 | 09:27 am GMT+7

City noise linked to hearing loss - study

People in the loudest cities were ten years "older" in terms of hearing loss.
March 03, 2017 | 09:15 am 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