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Hanoi continues battling air pollution

The capital Hanoi has continued facing terrible air pollution which is posing a risk to health.


Hanoi vows to remove deadly stoves by 2020

Hanoi authorities have taken more drastic actions to end the use of beehive-shaped coal stoves by 2020 as part of measures to improve air quality and living conditions.

Hanoi’s declining air quality blamed on change of seasons

The capital of Hanoi was named as the most polluted city in the world on September 26, with the southern largest economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City not far behind.


Palm oil blamed for 39 percent of forest loss in Borneo island

The palm oil industry was responsible for at least 39 percent of forest loss on the biodiversity-rich island of Borneo between 2000 and 2018, according to data from Indonesia-based Centre for International Forest Research (CIFOR).

Thousands of schools in Malaysia, Indonesia close due to smog

Thousands of schools in Malaysia and Indonesia were forced to close on September 19 as air quality has reached unhealthy level due to haze from forest fires.

Worsening air pollution leaves Hanoi residents worried

Concerns are growing among residents across Hanoi regarding the poor quality of air that the city has been experiencing over the past few days.

Hanoi chokes on filthy air

For lifetime Hanoian Thanh Van, days filled with fresh air and walks down the cool, tree-shaded streets of the capital are few and far between.

Da Nang students invent movable air pollution control system

A group of students from the Da Nang University of Technology has invented a smart air pollution control system which allows government agencies and people to easily access information to control air pollution. 

Pollution and noise torment urbanites

VietNamNet Bridge - Scientists and physicians have released new reports about air pollution in HCMC, warning that air quality is worsening.

Hanoi’s air quality improves

 VietNamNet Bridge – Air quality in Hanoi has seen improvement in the first four months of the year, but not in all parts of the city.

London's January air quality 'best in 10 years'

 London's air quality is within legal limits in mid-January for the first time in 10 years, City Hall has said.

Death toll from air pollution four times higher than traffic accidents

VietNamNet Bridge - Dr Le Viet Phu, a lecturer at Fulbright University, says the damages caused by air pollution to Vietnam in 2013 could be assessed up to $10 billion. 

The most significant environmental protection events in 2017

VietNamNet Bridge - This annual selection was compiled by Tin Moi Truong, a member of the Vietnam Association for Nature and Environmental Protection, and journalists.

MONRE designs special policy for polluting facilities

The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (MONRE) is drafting a plan to maintain special control of units likely to cause pollution in 16 production fields and 28 industrial facilities.

Da Nang stays green despite rapid urbanization

VietNamNet Bridge - With the increase in population, rapid urbanization and opening of more factories, Da Nang City is facing a high risk of water, soil and air pollution. 

Environment dept: air quality in Hanoi isn’t as bad as reported

The deputy director of the Hanoi Department of Natural Resources and the Environment Le Tuan Dinh has reassured the public that the air quality in Hanoi is not as bad as the figures in the Green Innovation and Development Centre’s (GreenID) report.

Legal loopholes make it impossible to control air quality

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam’s legal loopholes on regulations of air quality need to be eliminated immediately, experts say.

Vietnam’s air emission standard stands low

 VietNamNet Bridge – Standards on emission concentration in Viet Nam are below international standards. More pollutants in Viet Nam, therefore, can be emitted than in other countries, 

Chinese city of Harbin blanketed in heavy pollution

Choking clouds of pollution blanketed a Chinese city famed for its annual ice festival Monday, slashing visibility to a few metres, shutting schools and halting transport in scenes that underscored the nation's environmental challenges.