Pollution and waste

Air pollution

"World's Largest Lesson" on sustainability comes to Việt Nam

As many as 1,000 secondary school students nationwide will learn about global goals for sustainable development at the global event “World’s Biggest Lesson” to be held for the first time in Việt Nam in September and October in HCM City.With the theme “Define Your Eco Vibe”, the participants will be offered chances to ...

Heat inversion worsens air pollution in Hà Nội: report

Many studies in Hà Nội have shown that heat inversion is one of the main causes for recent sharp rises in pollutants, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE).In a report released on Wednesday, the MoNRE said that in order to comprehensively ...

Communication training course on clean air protection

The Live and Learn centre and the German Development Cooperation Organisation (GIZ) jointly opened a training course in Hanoi on July 4 for reporters and communication officers to increase public awareness of clean air protection.The two-day course provides information about the cause and impacts of ...

Seminar discusses air pollution, community health

The Green Innovation and Development Centre (GreenID) and the Research and Training Centre for Community Development (RTCCD) has co-organised a seminar on air pollution and community health in Hanoi.The March 30 seminar was a direct dialogue with doctors and experts on the issue, particularly the ...

Hanoi to limit new motorbike registration from 2020

Hanoi is considering limiting the registration of new motorbikes in the downtown area from next year to reduce traffic jams.Keep reading ...

VOV News Reporter

Hanoi’s air pollution ranked second in Southeast Asia

Hanoi stood second in Southeast Asia in terms of air pollution just behind Jakarta, according to a 2018 World Air Quality Report jointly conducted by Greenpeace and IQAir AirVisual. The report was made following data from dozens of air quality monitoring stations across the world. Keep reading ...

VietnamNet Reporter

Filthy, toxic air is not a symbol of prosperity

Years of rapid economic development have left Vietnam with negative externalities – noise and poor air quality arising from pollution and road congestion.Keep reading ...

Thu Van

Hanoi to breathe easier by banning bikes

The city of Hanoi is choking in air pollution and its city council hopes to reduce it by banning motorcycles from the inner city by 2030. The city aims to remove some 2.5 million old motorcycles from its streets between now and 2020.Keep reading ...

Stephen Chin

Open burning of waste comes into the spotlight

Việt Nam has gradually improved its legal framework to control persistent organic pollutants but there remain challenges in tackling environmental problems, according to experts.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

Experts seek alternatives to burning straw

Việt Nam is wasting millions of tonnes of straw every year, which can instead be used to make useful fertilisers and protect the environment.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

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