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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.

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

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

Thailand lays on face masks for ASEAN delegates meeting in smoggy north

Thailand is providing delegates to an Asian finance minister and central bank summit with face masks this week as smoggy air pollution hits alarming levels.
April 03, 2019 | 08:15 am 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

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

Pollution prompts Bangkok to close schools for the week

Choking air pollution has prompted schools to close in the Thai capital for the rest of the week.
January 30, 2019 | 06:04 pm 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

Vietnamese citizens worry most about jobs, pollution, corruption

A nationwide survey finds employment, environmental pollution and corruption are issues of leading concerns among Vietnamese citizens.
January 20, 2019 | 02:32 pm GMT+7

China could lift life expectancy by nearly 3 yrs if it meets WHO smog standards: study

China could raise average life expectancy by 2.9 years if it improves air quality to levels recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
January 11, 2019 | 03:02 pm GMT+7
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