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Vietnam investigating reports of shark fins being dried on embassy roof in Chile

Photos appear to show over 100 fins on the roof of the embassy, and locals have been complaining that something smells fishy.

Vietnamese man sentenced to 3 years in jail for threatening to murder officials

The man's sand dredging firm had been shut down while others had been allowed to continue operating illegally.

Power stacked against SE Asia's poor as China dams Mekong

'Even though there are less fish we are still trying because we don't have any other jobs and we have no land to farm.'
January 08, 2018 | 02:24 pm GMT+7

Chinese officials point fingers as gasification crisis worsens

China switching millions over to gas from coal, but gas supplies, infrastructure inadequate, leaving many freezing at the start of winter.
December 22, 2017 | 03:42 pm GMT+7

To save climate, stop investing in fossil fuels: economists

Boosting renewable energy such as solar and wind is not enough.
December 08, 2017 | 10:02 am GMT+7

Philippines a global hotspot for environmental murders

Watchdog says environmental activists are routinely killed in the Southeast Asian countries. 
December 06, 2017 | 12:09 pm GMT+7

Trump outlines big cuts to Utah monuments, environmentalists sue

While a handful of monuments have been resized in the past, none has been cut back to such an extent, putting the president's proclamation in uncharted legal territory.
December 05, 2017 | 10:40 pm GMT+7

Hanoi to clean up iconic lake two years after legendary turtle dies of pollution

The popular Hoan Kiem Lake is contaminated with harmful bacteria and toxic metals.
November 28, 2017 | 03:57 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese woman caught sending garbage on 800-mile train journey to Saigon

The woman said a local dump had been closed for upgrade work so there's nowhere for people to dispose of their trash.
November 28, 2017 | 10:28 am GMT+7

Vietnam puts high-risk projects on pollution surveillance list, including Formosa

The environment ministry is trying to prevent disasters like the toxic spill that ravaged the central coast last year.
November 27, 2017 | 05:03 pm GMT+7

Indonesian startup wages war on plastic with edible seaweed cups

Indonesia has been rated the second-biggest plastic marine polluter, behind China.
November 23, 2017 | 05:43 pm GMT+7

Brazil exports murder-tainted illegal logging: Greenpeace

Companies in France, the Netherlands and the United States were the biggest importers in the last year.
November 22, 2017 | 01:00 pm GMT+7

Actually, Trump was not served shark fin soup in Vietnam

‘If we'd served shark fin soup we'd have damaged the environment, which should be completely avoided.’
November 16, 2017 | 11:12 am GMT+7

Developing world says rich nations shirking on climate

China is the world's top carbon polluter, followed by the United States, the European Union, India and Russia.
November 10, 2017 | 08:46 am GMT+7

Live tiger rescued from car en route to Hanoi

Wild tigers can be counted on one hand in Vietnam, where people consume everything from the skin to the bones.
November 08, 2017 | 09:54 am GMT+7