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Hanoi air quality improves, still among Southeast Asia’s worst

Hanoi has seen air quality improve over the past year but it remains one of Southeast Asia’s most polluted cities.

It’s time for Vietnam to get rid of addiction to thermal power

Its risk of becoming a "golden dragon that is surrounded by coal ash" is real.

Slowly, but surely, an invisible poison is choking Vietnamese cities

Decades of rapid economic growth has been a blessing for Vietnamese cities, as well as a curse in disguise.
February 11, 2019 | 11:13 am GMT+7

Holiday exodus triggers massive gridlocks on Hanoi streets

Long lines of vehicles choked Hanoi streets Friday as people began their homeward journey for Tet.
February 02, 2019 | 09:20 am GMT+7

Holiday traffic blamed as Hanoi air quality turns 'very unhealthy'

Air quality in Hanoi has been hitting alarming levels of late, with experts pointing fingers at Tet traffic.
January 30, 2019 | 01:44 pm GMT+7

North Korea's air is growing increasingly toxic

North Korea is already suffering from some of the world's most toxic air, but its leader Kim Jong Un sees coal as a key way to boost the economy.
January 29, 2019 | 09:55 am GMT+7

Foggy Saigon raises air pollution concerns

A thick fog that blanketed Ho Chi Minh City until noon Friday has residents and experts worried about worsening air quality.
January 25, 2019 | 08:00 pm GMT+7

East Asian nations are biggest financiers of overseas coal plants: report

China, Japan and South Korea, signatories to the Paris Agreement, are leading financiers of coal-fired power plants in foreign countries.
December 26, 2018 | 10:38 am GMT+7

Bike-sharing: a solution for Jakarta's air pollution problem?

Transport experts hope the service will combat air pollution and congestion in the Indonesian capital.
November 27, 2018 | 03:23 pm GMT+7

Hanoi goes from bad to worse in sustainability ranking

Vietnam’s capital city is among the least environmentally friendly cities in the world, a new survey says.
November 20, 2018 | 11:14 am GMT+7

Hanoi asks polluting buses to stay off the roads

After random emissions tests, Hanoi is asking polluting buses to clean up before getting back on the road.
August 18, 2018 | 09:00 am GMT+7

Choking hazard: air pollution hangs over Asian Games

Indonesia is about to open the Asian Games but its traffic-clogged capital Jakarta remains shrouded in a haze.
August 17, 2018 | 02:50 pm GMT+7

Bikes out, trees in: Hanoi tackles air pollution woes

Famed for ancient pagodas, colonial architecture and delicious pho noodle soup, Vietnam’s capital of Hanoi has another, albeit dubious, distinction: air pollution.
July 24, 2018 | 01:46 pm GMT+7

Smoked out: Ho Chi Minh City launches random on-road emissions tests

City officials say the move aims to curb air pollution and traffic congestion.
June 05, 2018 | 07:43 am GMT+7

Ho Chi Minh City fines buses blowing off emission standards

Buses that fail emission test are subject to cash penalties worth up to $13.
May 24, 2018 | 03:46 pm GMT+7
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