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Police in the central province of Nghe An on Tuesday seized a man carrying dozens of animals which were allegedly smuggled from Laos to Vietnam for consumption in Chau Binh Commune, in the province’s Quy Chau District.

Vietnamese environment ministry to consider applying Japanese water tech widely

The noxious odour and level of mud in the To Lich River and West Lake in Hanoi have decreased dramatically since nano-bioreactor technology has been applied, according to a JETRO representative.

HCM City aims to reduce litter dropping

Binh Dien Wholesale Market in HCM City’s District 8 wants city authorities to help reduce the waste it produces.

Company fined for illegal sand mining

Central Highlands Dak Nong Province's People’s Committee has fined a company VND130 million (US$5,600) for illegal sand mining, vov.vn online newspaper reported.

Van Kieu ethnic minority man protects the forest by taking it home

Hồ Ra Ơi, a Vân Kiều ethnic minority man in the Central Highlands province of Đắk Krông, has his own unique way of protecting the forest.

Da River water safe for consumption: official

Water supplied to hundreds of thousands of households in Hanoi that was contaminated by oil waste is now safe for drinking and cooking, according to Hanoi authorities.

Startup bridges parties to have better waste treatment

Treating waste is not an easy task in Vietnam. A start-up has chosen for itself the tough job of connecting various parties for treating waste. 

SOS from polluted beaches

Many localities in Vietnam have faced serious white pollution or plastic pollution. Plastic debris is found everywhere.

VN Environment Ministry to survey Mekong Delta’s subsidence

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment plans to make a full inspection of subsidence in the Mekong Delta provinces between 2020 and 2025.

Vietnam to install air quality monitoring system

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) is planning to design a system to monitor air quality across all provinces and cities.

Tram Chim National Park biodiversity threatened

The biodiversity of Tram Chim National Park in the southern province of Dong Thap is being seriously endangered due to the impacts of climate change and human activities.

Nearly 4,000 plastic waste containers clogged in Vietnam's ports

More than 3,800 plastic waste containers have piled up for more than 90 days at Vietnam’s three major ports of Hai Phong, Vung Tau and HCM City’s Cat Lai, according to the latest report by Vietnam Customs.

Low rainfall worsened air quality in Hanoi

Last September recorded the lowest rainfall in the last six years, triggering air pollution and increasing the concentration of PM2.5, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment announced on Monday.

PM orders investigation into Dak Nong forest destruction

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked local authorities in Dak Nong Province to report on an incident in which large amounts of pine forest on lucrative land plots were poisoned.

Cleaning service blamed for helping worsen Hanoi's air quality

New cleaning machines are being blamed for Hanoi's air pollution after the local authorities stopped watering the streets three years ago.

Vietnam needs to do more to combat wildlife trafficking

Nearly a decade ago, Vietnam lost its last rhino. Since then, the country has made great efforts to combat wildlife trafficking and protect biodiversity. 

HCM City to take swift action amid rising air pollution concerns

HCM City authorities have promised to take swift action to curb the worsening air pollution, including improving environmental monitoring capacity and establishing an early warning system for residents.

Golden Week Should Be a Celebration for Tourists and Elephants Alike

It’s Golden Week again, which means the cities of Southeast Asia are seeing an influx of tourists from China visiting iconic sites, buying souvenirs and tasting local delicacies.

Experts call for better water resources management to cope with climate change

Both climate-change adaptation and modern technological solutions are needed to actively manage water resources, deputy director of the Viet Nam Academy for Water Resources, Tran Dinh Hoa, told a workshop in HCM City last week.

Hundreds of temperature records broken over summer

Nearly 400 all-time high temperature records were broken over the summer.