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Saigon residents accuse notorious landfill site of polluting waterways, again

The operator claims the foaming, strange-smelling liquid locals have spotted is just a mixture of water and sand.

Air pollution cuts 1.16 years off life expectancy in Vietnam: study

Air quality in northern and central Vietnam is much worse than in the south, the study notes.

China to halt new projects in pollution 'red zones'

Enterprises causing severe environmental and resource destruction will face punishment, including fines, production restrictions and shutdowns.
September 21, 2017 | 08:11 am GMT+7

Rickshaws to jump start India's all-electric drive

India, one of the world's most polluted nations, has one of the most ambitious plans to kick its fossil fuel addiction.
September 17, 2017 | 11:52 am GMT+7

China's war on smog chokes Shandong industries, smokes out fuel kiosks

Shandong makes half of China's propylene oxide, tyre
September 13, 2017 | 08:18 pm GMT+7

Murky data on water pollution puts health at risk in Asia - researchers

Millions of people in Indonesia, Mongolia and Thailand could be drinking unsafe water with long-term repercussions for their health and livelihood. 
August 30, 2017 | 05:01 pm GMT+7

Guess how many people are jamming into Saigon? Hint: It's as bad as Tokyo

The city leader is blaming its rapidly rising population, far outstripping the 2025 projection, for exacerbating traffic chaos.
August 17, 2017 | 01:07 pm 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

Da Nang's beautiful beaches under threat as sewage streams into the ocean

Foul smells and streams of black wastewater have scared many tourists away.
August 02, 2017 | 12:05 pm 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

US travel site urges tourists to explore Vietnam 'before it's too popular'

Pollution and construction are threatening to ruin tourist staples.
July 10, 2017 | 07:30 pm 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

Concerns as Vietnam allows coal-fired power plant to dump waste near protected waters

Nearly one million of cubic meters of 'organic' mud will be dumped near a marine reserve.
July 02, 2017 | 05:06 pm GMT+7

Hanoi withdraws proposal to recall old motorbikes by 2018

Public criticism has forced the capital to revise the plan to send old motorbikes to the scrap yard.
July 01, 2017 | 09:26 am GMT+7

Global coffee exporter fined $18,700 for discharging toxic waste in southern Vietnam

A secret pipeline spewing untreated waste into a local river was uncovered during a snap inspection.
June 22, 2017 | 09:29 am GMT+7