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For Saigon sanitation workers, Industry 4.0 fails to go down the drain

Our much-vaunted adoption of advanced technology doesn’t help people where it is most needed, and authorities have nothing to offer but apologies.

Over a billion people struggle to stay cool as Earth warms

More than a billion people are at risk from a lack of air conditioning and refrigeration as global warming brings ...

Asia: Rising economic star or poster child for disaster?

Asia must race against time to prepare its citizens for an uncertain future.
July 11, 2018 | 03:13 pm GMT+7

Vietnam anti-pollution program gets $23.3 million in new funding

Vietnam government has approved an allocation of VND535 billion ($23.3 million) for an ongoing five-year program to curb environmental pollution.
July 11, 2018 | 01:11 pm GMT+7

China jails hundreds of officials for pollution violations

Inspections involved over 28,000 violations, in which 464 officials had been subject to administrative or criminal detention.
July 10, 2018 | 08:13 am GMT+7

World's fish consumption unsustainable, UN warns

Fish consumption reached an all-time high of 20.2 kg per person.
July 09, 2018 | 02:57 pm GMT+7

Construction of Vietnam’s largest solar power plant starts in central Vietnam

The power plant, once operational, will produce a maximum output of approximately 450 million kWh each year.
July 09, 2018 | 11:38 am GMT+7

At least 64 killed in Japan after 'unprecedented' rain, dozens missing

Evacuation orders remained in place for some 2 million people and another 2.3 million were advised to evacuate.
July 08, 2018 | 02:55 pm GMT+7

Illegal sand mining rampant in Vietnam's Red River, authorities do nothing

Destruction continues as Hanoi's authorities plead helplessness, say neighboring province issued an illegal license.
July 08, 2018 | 07:35 am GMT+7

In Saigon, a vital job that stinks to high heaven

Sewage workers in Ho Chi Minh City risk their health and lives every day, and they want residents to stop trashing.
July 05, 2018 | 01:16 pm GMT+7

Vietnam fuel tax set to rise to highest level

Proposed tax increase will boost annual collections by $2.4 billion, it is estimated.
July 05, 2018 | 10:28 am GMT+7

Heat wave sends power consumption to record high in northern Vietnam

The previous record had been set just a week earlier, said the national power utility Vietnam Electricity (EVN).
July 04, 2018 | 11:08 am GMT+7

Poor countries face $168 billion interest bill due to climate change

Rice plantations in Vietnam are vulnerable to rising sea levels, according to a U.N. study.
July 03, 2018 | 09:25 am GMT+7

Construction of $52 million solar power plant starts in central Vietnam

The plant in Ninh Thuan Province is expected to contribute 104.1 million kWh to the national grid.
July 03, 2018 | 07:56 am GMT+7

War on plastic leaves manufacturers clutching at straws

Plastic straws have come into the spotlight, thanks in part to images that have gone viral on the internet.
July 01, 2018 | 10:41 am GMT+7
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