pollution in Vietnam

Update news pollution in Vietnam

The declining demand for field-dried straw has triggered crop burning in Hanoi’s outlying districts, leaving the city choking in haze.

Hanoians flock to buy masks as air pollution worsens

People in Hanoi are buying expensive masks to protect themselves from serious air pollution.


Wild animals illegally traded in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Many wild animals have been found to be illegally kept at a household located in the buffer zone of the central province of Quang Binh’s Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Solutions needed as Hanoi chokes under smog

Over the last few days, the air quality in Hanoi has hit hazardous levels. The smog continues to blanket the capital, with AQI indicators soaring past safe levels and seeming to stay there.

Experts skeptical about scrap destruction proposal

Experts have voiced concern over a ministry proposal to destroy imported scrap that does not meet environmental standards if shipping lines fail to ship it back to the country of origin within 30 days.


Rising pollution prompts VN Environment Administration to issue warning

The Vietnam Environment Administration has advised members of the public, especially children, the elderly, pregnant women and those with respiratory diseases,  to limit outdoor activities due to rising pollution.

Hanoi moving to address air pollution: authorities

Hanoi is promptly taking actions to improve air quality which has been assessed as very low for the past two weeks, according to municipal authorities.


60,000 deaths in Vietnam annually linked to air pollution

The World Health Organization (WHO)’s findings have shown that air pollution is responsible for approximately 60,000 deaths in Vietnam.


Straw burning worsens Hanoi air pollution

Post-harvest straw burning at Hanoi’s suburban areas has worsened the air pollution in the city which has reached alarming levels in recent days.

More than 2,000 people join beach cleaning in Da Nang

More than 2,000 people engaged in a programme to clean beaches in Da Nang on September 28.


Nearly two tonnes of dead fish found at Ha Tinh beach

Up to roughly two tonnes of fish have been found dead at a beach in the central province of Ha Tinh.

Pine forests in Lam Dong destroyed due to violations in forest management

Authorities in Lam Dong Province are investigating the destruction of a pine forest in the area after various violations were found in community-based forest management.

Mekong Delta's sugar mill fined $30,000 for environmental pollution

A sugarcane producer in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang has been ordered to pay VND700 million (US$30,000) in fines for causing pollution in a local river.


Hanoi and HCM City ranked as world's most polluted cities: Air Visual

Hanoi and HCM City have been named among the top three cities with the most serious air pollution in the world according to the air quality index (AQI) ranking by Air Visual.


Manual weather monitoring delays information exchange

Cao Trung Son, director of the Centre for Natural Resources and Environment Monitoring (under the HCM Department of Natural Resources and Environment), on Tuesday spoke at a press conference about air pollution in the city. 

Waste-to-energy technology viable solution for Vietnam's waste crisis

Waste-to-energy technology is a feasible solution for the solid waste crisis in Vietnam's major cities, local authorities have said.

Mekong Delta shrimp farmers take baby steps towards renewable energy

Cost and technology are the top concerns for shrimp farmers when investing in renewable energy, Tran Van Dau, a farmer in Ca Mau Province, said.

Reservoirs in northern Vietnam warned of serious water shortage

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has warned that northern localities are facing water shortages as reservoirs are drying up.

Meteorologists debate cause of fog in HCM City

Meteorologists are debating the cause of the thick fog that has blanketed HCM City and some southern provinces in recent days, which has triggered concerns of residents about worsening air quality.

Vietnam shows support for emergency declaration on nature, people

Vietnamese PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc has joined other leaders around the globe in voicing their support for an emergency declaration for nature and people ahead of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly this September.