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Vietnamese company claims it has made a safe herbicide

Phung Thi Hung, chair of the Hanoi-based Cat Tuong Technology and Import/Export Company, has announced that her company has successfully made safe herbicides from natural herbs.

HCMC to spend big money to save canals in suburbs

VietNamNet Bridge - District 12 alone has 18 canals that need to be improved with needed investment capital of VND817 billion.

Vietnam warned it may surpass pollution levels of China

If Vietnam does not change its way of developing its economy, it could be listed among the world’s top 10 countries with high pollution by 2035 and surpass China in pollution levels, economists have warned.

How serious is air pollution in Vietnam?

VietNamNet Bridge - Every year, Vietnam loses 5 percent of GDP due to pollution. Last year, Hanoi topped the list of the most polluted cities in South East Asia.

Illegal sand exploitation seriously damaging Dong Nai River

VietNamNet Bridge - Illegal sand exploitation has become hotter than ever, with many beautiful rivers becoming huge sand mining fields.

Solid, hazardous waste discharged, but little collected

VietNamNet Bridge - The increase in population and different kinds of production in the country have led to an increase in solid waste. 

Ha Long Bay surrounded by waste water, garbage

VietNamNet Bridge - Ha Long Bay, attracting over 3 million domestic and foreign visitors each year, has to bear tons of garbage and tens of thousands of cubic meters of untreated waste water each day.

Chinese-invested firm builds solar-panel plant without environmental report

JA Solar Vietnam is building a big $280 million solar panel plant in Bac Giang province, though it has still not submitted a report on the possible impact on the environment as stipulated by law.

Construction sites worsen air pollution in Hanoi

VietNamNet Bridge - Large construction sites which don’t strictly follow standard procedures are contributing to dust pollution throughout the city.

Buddhist practice of releasing fish could be harmful to environment: experts

VietNamNet Bridge - Setting caught animals free is a behavior praised in Buddhist teachings, but releasing harmful exotic species can damage the environment, experts warn. 

Vietnam struggles with environmental crimes

More than 50 serious pollution cases were discovered in 2016, including the mass fish deaths in four provinces of Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue in the central region.

Dry anaerobic composting: solution for waste treatment in rural areas

VietNamNet Bridge - Collecting and treating waste in rural areas is a difficult task for local authorities, but dry anaerobic composting model may prove to be a good solution. 

Vietnam weak at river basin management: scientists

VietNamNet Bridge - Scientists say that problems in river basin management, due to a lack of cooperation among agencies, are threatening the country's water security.

Hundreds of containers of waste abandoned at Saigon ports

VietNamNet Bridge - Hundreds of unowned import containers of waste banned by Vietnam have been left at HCMC ports, causing problems for port authorities. 

Dak Lak takes prompt action to save elephants

VietNamNet Bridge - As elephants are now facing a threat of extinction in Vietnam, the country has decided to spend big money on elephant conservation programs.

Vietnam imports tons of carbendazim, a carcinogen

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam imports 2,000 tons per annum of Carbendazim, a toxic substance believed to cause cancer.

Physicians warn about pollution, increase in cancer cases

VietNamNet Bridge - For developing countries in the period of rapid industrial development like Vietnam, the increase in the number of cancer cases appears to be a byproduct of fast growth.

Vietnam considers changing water source management

One of the important issues in the Water Resources Act is the shift from subsidy management to market price management. However, this has raised fears that  agricultural production costs will increase.

Agricultural land contaminated by waste discharge

VietNamNet Bridge - Due to lax management over waste discharge, many agricultural areas in suburbs and industrial zone neighborhoods are becoming ‘dead land’. 

Environmental issues a major concern among public in 2016

2016 has been a year full of burning environmental issues, with Vietnam saying that it would not welcome foreign investors who conduct transfer pricing or cause environmental problems.