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Local supermarkets use banana leaves as packing material

A number of supermarkets are experimenting with packing fruits and vegetables in banana leaves as an environment-friendly measure.

Saigon's biggest underground sewer digs deep

A $86-million sewer under construction will run for eight kilometers, relaying wastewater directly to a treatment ...

Death in China zoo puts rarest turtle on cusp of oblivion

The world's rarest turtle has moved a step closer to extinction after a female specimen died in a Chinese zoo, leaving behind just three known members of the species.
April 15, 2019 | 04:08 pm GMT+7

Japanese offer technology to clean polluted Hanoi river

Japanese experts have promised the Vietnamese government their bionanotechnology could quickly reduce pollution in Hanoi’s To Lich River.
April 12, 2019 | 01:30 pm GMT+7

Vietnam bans cancer-causing herbicides following Roundup verdict

The Plant Protection Department has announced that based on findings the substance causes cancer, herbicides containing glyphosate are banned.
April 11, 2019 | 04:59 pm GMT+7

Saigon Co-op first supermarket chain in Vietnam to stop plastic straw sales

Supermarket chain Saigon Co.op will stop selling plastic straws at all its stores from next month as an environment-friendly measure.
April 10, 2019 | 02:51 pm GMT+7

Locals, expats team up for a cleaner, greener Vietnam

Vietnamese and expats have joined hands to clean up the local environment in several localities.
April 09, 2019 | 08:28 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

Mangrove forest in central Vietnam a green shield against nature

The seven-hectare mangrove forest in Quang Binh Province has been a solid wall protecting the area from storms and war hazards.
March 28, 2019 | 07:30 am GMT+7

Saigon art exhibition examines impact of technology on nature, humans

How nature is falling victim to human desires is the theme of an ongoing exhibition in Saigon.
March 27, 2019 | 04:23 pm GMT+7

Sarus cranes visit Vietnam early this year

The endangered birds are flocking to Kien Giang Province, 20 km from their habitat in Cambodia.
March 26, 2019 | 05:01 pm GMT+7

Da Nang coast section turns pitch black, stinks

A 15-meter long section of the sea turned black and foamy, emitting a pungent odor soon after a downpour in Da Nang Sunday.
March 25, 2019 | 04:48 pm GMT+7

Vietnam photographer uses camera to fight pollution

A lensman decides to highlight the extent of environmental pollution Vietnam is causing and facing.
March 23, 2019 | 07:30 am GMT+7

Dead whale in Philippines had 40 kg of plastic in stomach

A starving whale with 40 kilos (88 pounds) of plastic trash in its stomach has died after being washed ashore in the Philippines.
March 18, 2019 | 05:04 pm 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
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