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Startup bridges parties to have better waste treatmenticon

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. 

 
Vietnam to install air quality monitoring systemicon

Vietnam to install air quality monitoring system

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENNT
21/10/2019

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 threatenedicon

Tram Chim National Park biodiversity threatened

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENNT
20/10/2019

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.

Danang beaches suffer waste following torrential rainsicon

Danang beaches suffer waste following torrential rains

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENNT
18/10/2019

Beaches in the central city of Danang have been covered by litter following heavy rains over the past three days.

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

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

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENNT
18/10/2019

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.

HCM City builds second waste-to-energy plant worth $215mil.icon

HCM City builds second waste-to-energy plant worth $215mil.

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENNT
17/10/2019

Work on a waste-to-energy (WTE) plant, worth US$215 million, began in the outlying district of Cu Chi on October 16 as the second of its kind in HCMC, allowing the city to address both the waste problem and the demand for energy simultaneously.

HCM City seeks to reduce vehicle emissionsicon

HCM City seeks to reduce vehicle emissions

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENNT
17/10/2019

The HCMC Department of Transport is mulling over a scheme to control emissions from scooters and motorbikes on a trial basis.

Low rainfall worsened air quality in Hanoiicon

Low rainfall worsened air quality in Hanoi

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENNT
16/10/2019

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.

Spilled engine oil blamed for foul tap water in Hanoi: officialicon

Spilled engine oil blamed for foul tap water in Hanoi: official

SOCIETY
15/10/2019

Authorities have been asked to find the truck that was used to pour engine oil into a spring near Song Da Water plant. The oil spill has been identified as the cause of the foul smell of the tap water used to supply residents of Hanoi.

Salinity in Vietnam's Mekong Delta forecast not to worsenicon

Salinity in Vietnam's Mekong Delta forecast not to worsen

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENNT
14/10/2019

While some experts have issued a warning against high salinity in the dry season in the 2019-2020 period, a representative of the agriculture sector has remained optimistic.

Nearly 90% of Hanoi's sewage ends up in riversicon

Nearly 90% of Hanoi's sewage ends up in rivers

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENNT
13/10/2019

Nearly 90 per cent of the country’s urban sewage is discharged untreated directly into waterways, according to a report by the Ministry of Construction.

PM orders investigation into Dak Nong forest destructionicon

PM orders investigation into Dak Nong forest destruction

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENNT
13/10/2019

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.

Weather apps offer unreliable dataicon

Weather apps offer unreliable data

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENNT
13/10/2019

Hanoi's residents have been advised to be watchful of the applications they use to check the city's air quality.

Hau Giang struggles with waste disposal headacheicon

Hau Giang struggles with waste disposal headache

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENNT
12/10/2019

The southern province of Hau Giang is battling with waste disposal as existing landfills are overloaded, while its waste treatment project implementation has remained at a standstill.

Cleaning service blamed for helping worsen Hanoi's air qualityicon

Cleaning service blamed for helping worsen Hanoi's air quality

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENNT
12/10/2019

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 traffickingicon

Vietnam needs to do more to combat wildlife trafficking

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENNT
12/10/2019

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

AirVisual App available again in Vietnam following online attacksicon

AirVisual App available again in Vietnam following online attacks

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENNT
11/10/2019

The AirVisual app, whose data indicated that Hanoi has at times topped its list of 90 major global cities suffering from air pollution, has been restored for download on Google Play and Apple’s App Store in Vietnam.

Air pollution alerts impeded by outdated devicesicon

Air pollution alerts impeded by outdated devices

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENNT
11/10/2019

The fact that air pollution alerts in HCMC are not timely made available is attributable to the Center for Environment and Natural Resources Monitoring’s use of outdated environmental monitoring devices, said Cao Tung Son, director of the center.