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Coal pollution plunges Hai Duong residents into misery

Hai Duong residents suffering the ills of living near coal plants say their air is poisoned, and it's getting worse.

Food safety, air pollution top social concerns in Vietnam

Food safety and air pollution are issues that concern urban Vietnamese the most, a recent survey has found.

Vietnam smoking like a chimney and paying the price

Air pollution has become a serious health hazard, but Vietnam is unable to kick its smoking habit.
April 24, 2019 | 11:09 am GMT+7

Hanoi air quality bad on 60 days last year, but ‘not too alarming’: official

Hanoi suffered 60 days of poor air quality last year but “people shouldn’t be too alarmed,” an environment ministry official has said.
April 11, 2019 | 01:54 pm GMT+7

We’re dying because we breathe, and solutions are up in the air

As long as the government does nothing to amend existing environmental standards, more lives will be lost just from breathing.
April 07, 2019 | 03:32 pm GMT+7

Artist uses streams of serpentine balloons, plastic to mimic exhaust gas

Serpents’ Tails, a project by an award-winning Vietnamese artist visualizing exhaust gas using serpent-like figures, opens in Saigon on April 19. 
April 06, 2019 | 08:06 am GMT+7

Children in South Asia hardest hit by air pollution, says study

Air pollution will shorten the life expectancy of children born today by an average of 20 months and will have the greatest impact in South Asia.
April 04, 2019 | 02:42 pm GMT+7

Vietnam rejects international finding on Hanoi air pollution

Hanoi has been ranked the second most polluted city in Southeast Asia on the basis of incomplete data, says Vietnam.
April 03, 2019 | 05:27 pm GMT+7

Asia's pollution exodus: Firms struggle to woo top talent

Asia's businesses are promising increasingly inventive perks in a desperate bid to lure executives to a region where toxic air engulfs major cities for much of the year.
April 02, 2019 | 11:12 am GMT+7

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.
March 06, 2019 | 03:57 pm GMT+7

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.
March 05, 2019 | 02:55 pm GMT+7

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
 
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