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NA seeks sanctions on polluters discharging untreated wastewater

National Assembly deputies have called for strict sanctions on those who discharge untreated wastewater into the environment, destroying water sources and illegally exploiting underground water.

Garbage adrift on Ha Long Bay, tourists express disappointment

Images and videos have been posted and shared on social media showing recurring scenes of garbage floating on the waters of Ha Long Bay.

Farmers follow regenerative agriculture, maintain biodiversity

The regenerative agriculture model not only helps lower costs, and increase quality and profits, but also reduces greenhouse gas emissions and preserves and restores agricultural land.

New rules on filling in natural lakes needed

In 2010, Hanoi Party Committee passed a policy on checking and retaining natural lakes to protect the landscapes. But no one has counted the number of existing lakes.

Quang Ninh to implement solutions for garbage crisis

Ha Long City, a popular tourist destination in the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh, will implement a series of measures to classify, collect, transport and treat domestic and construction waste from early next year.

Saigon man removes trash from dirty city canal every day

Seeing his skin wounds caused by immersion in black water while removing trash from a canal, many people think the 69-year-old man is crazy. But he turns a deaf ear to their comments.

Saigonese open ‘zero VND shops’ to encourage people to plant trees

Hoi Vuon Xinh Sai Gon was founded by ‘veterans’ with experience in growing and planting ornamental trees and people with a passion for planting.

Pollutant fees should be applied for wastewater treatment

Mai Trong Thai, director of the Environmental Protection Sub-Department under the Hanoi Department of Natural Resources and Environment, talks  about the need to complete a legal policy to solve pollution in traditional trade villages.

HCM City reaches 12 of 18 pollution-reduction goals

HCM City has reached 12 of its 16 targets in its pollution reduction programme for the 2016-20 period, according to the city’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment.

Robots made of scrap inspire VN young people to protect environment

A team of young people that has created a giant robot made of automobile scrap hopes to create a park to display the robots.

‘Environment hero’ Nguy Thi Khanh receives US$2 million award

With her initiatives and great efforts to help protect the environment, Nguy Thi Khanh has become the first Vietnamese Climate Breakthrough Project awardee.

Are the estimates about air pollution's effects on the economy reliable?

The conclusion that economic losses caused by air pollution could be up to 5 percent of GDP has raised controversy.

Vietnamese per capita plastic usage was 41 kilos in 2019

Vietnam discharges 0.28-0.73 million tons of plastic waste to the ocean each year, or 6 percent of the world’s total figure, ranking fourth among the countries polluting the ocean the most, a study shows.

Air pollution’s effects on Vietnam’s economic structure

According to Hoang Duong Tung, chair of the Vietnam Clean Air Network, former deputy general director of the General Directorate of Environment, PM 2.5 fine dust and ozone are the two most worrying issues.

How high is the environmental cost?

Vietnam has reported high GDP growth rate of 7.02 percent for 2019, which was created mostly by industrial production and the construction and service sectors.

Students turn discarded plastic bags into bricks

Tonnes of plastic waste, particularly discarded plastic bags threaten our planet with environmental pollution, and by now almost everybody knows it.

Thermopower plants, coal consumers and air polluters

While developed countries are cutting the number of coal-fired thermopower plants for fear about environment pollution, Vietnam is still building more plants.

Creating a decade of sustainable environment

In the 2021-2030 period, Vietnam aims to prevent pollution and environmental degradation, and gradually improve environmental quality.

Hanoi continues battling air pollution

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


Da Nang private clinic fined $6,400 for pollution

A private health clinic in Da Nang has been fined VNĐ150 million (more than US$6,400) for causing environmental pollution.