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Hanoi air is unsafe most of the time, coal plants blamed

The worst air pollution does not fall during busy traffic hours.

Chile rejects iron mine to protect penguins

Chile on Monday rejected plans for a $2.5 billion iron-mining project in order to protect thousands of endangered penguins.
August 22, 2017 | 06:46 pm GMT+7

Tankers spill 200 liters of oil into Vietnam's pollution-hit Ha Long Bay

Environment officials are still ascertaining the scale of the damage and a local shipping firm is likely to face punishment.
August 17, 2017 | 09:59 am GMT+7

Trash scares away beachgoers in Vietnam's 'resort capital'

Local resorts struggle to clear away garbage flooding Ham Tien Beach in Vietnam's south central town of Mui Ne.
August 12, 2017 | 08:02 pm GMT+7

Dutch students develop world's first biodegradable car

A group of students from the Netherlands have built a 4-seat electric car from materials derived from sugar beets and flax, making it the world's first biodegradable car.
August 11, 2017 | 01:50 pm GMT+7

Interpol hails seizure of 1.5m tons of illegal waste

Most waste seized was metal or electronic, generally related to the car industry.
August 09, 2017 | 08:13 am GMT+7

Sale of genetically modified salmon in Canada alarms environmentalists

About five tons of genetically modified salmon filets have been sold in Canada.
August 08, 2017 | 08:54 am GMT+7

The dirty business of rhino horn and ivory smuggling in Vietnam

Vietnam is among the biggest markets in the world for the illicit trade. 
July 25, 2017 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

Malaysia arrests Vietnamese man for 'ivory smuggling'

Authorities said the haul was worth about 300,000 ringgit (almost $70,000).
July 18, 2017 | 09:48 am GMT+7

Severe weather conditions becoming a norm for Vietnam and other Asian countries

What happens when you heat the planet up?
July 15, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Earth's major 'mass extinction' events

Most scientists agree that a 'mass extinction' is underway with the Earth's wildlife disappearing at an alarming rate, mainly due to human activity.
July 12, 2017 | 08:09 am GMT+7

Coal plan sparks ire as Myanmar struggles to keep lights on

Myanmar faces the dilemma of growth vs environmental protection.
July 12, 2017 | 08:08 am GMT+7

More power plant waste threatens marine reserve in central Vietnam

A Chinese plant has already been given permission to dump a million cubic meters of mud in the area.
July 09, 2017 | 06:22 pm GMT+7

Three tons of ivory seized in Vietnam

'This is the largest seizure of smuggled ivory ever in Thanh Hoa province.'
July 09, 2017 | 03:35 pm GMT+7