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The People’s Committee of Nha Trang city in the central province of Khanh Hoa on May 12 released 600,000 aquatic breeds on Nha Trang Bay.

 

Coastal cities struggle to save beaches from wastewater pollution

Boasting some of the best beaches in Vietnam, Nha Trang, Danang and Phu Quoc are now under threat of pollution from wastewater following fast tourism growth.

 

Formosa waste exceed hazardous thresholds

Iron slag and waste mud sent by Formosa Steel Plant in the central province of Ha Tinh to two companies in Thai Nguyen Province for recycling far exceeded Vietnam’s hazardous threshold with a pH value of 12.5.

 

Hanoi's polluted To Lich River turns green again after dredging

Hanoi residents have been pleasantly surprised with some good environmental news, as a polluted river has been cleaned up. 

 

Save the Red-shanked Doucs of Son Tra

Red-shanked doucs are on the Red List of Threatened Species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

 

Vietnam urged to adjust support program for climate change response

Vietnam needs to adjust the Support Program to Respond to Climate Change (SP-RCC) to better suit the current situation, Dr. Michael Parsons, policy adviser of Vietnam’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment said.

Quang Ngai protests against polluting industrial park

Many people in the central province of Quang Ngai have opposed a local industrial park, blaming it for causing severe pollution.

Saigon Co.op becomes first retailer to stop selling plastic straws

More than 600 nationwide supermarkets and convenience stores of the Saigon Union of Trading Cooperatives (Saigon Co.op) have taken the leap to remove all plastic straws from their shelves this month.

 

Hundreds of people gather litter on Ly Son Island

Hundreds of people, including Singer Tuan Hung, joined hands to collect rubbish on Ly Son Island in the central province of Quang Ngai.

 

Formosa pollution compensation to be used on regeneration projects

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked authorities in the four central provinces affected by the Formosa disaster in 2016 to use the compensation to develop fisheries and environmental projects.

 

Rubbish-covered beach in Ha Long crowded on holiday

Many people continue to swim at a rubbish-strewn man-made beach in the northern province of Quang Ninh’s Ha Long City.

 

Tien Giang’s coastal area manages to cope with drought

The coastal area of Go Cong Dong, a major agricultural hub in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang, has taken effective measures against drought and saltwater intrusion into rivers this year.

 

Ministry of Finance proposes increasing wastewater fees

The Ministry of Finance has proposed increasing fees for wastewater discharged by carwashes, hotels and restaurants.

 

Programme helps fight wildlife violations in Vietnam

The Nature Education Centre recently announced the findings of a programme on the assessment of the spread of wildlife violations in 42 districts of nine provinces and cities with the involvement of 12,840 trading establishments.

 

Bear conservation centre in Ninh Binh saves bile bears

Seventeen bears – which used to be kept in captivity and illegally traded to harvest their bile - are living in a bear conservation centre in the northern province of Ninh Binh.

 

Vietnam's biggest solar power complexes connected to grid

Solar power has been categorized one of the main sources to fuel Vietnam`s economy in the future.