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With more coal-fired thermopower plants, Mekong Delta faces higher risks

Many Mekong Delta provinces, including Bac Lieu, Long An and Tien Giang, are saying ‘no’ to coal-fired thermopower plants.According to Le Anh Tuan, deputy head of the Institute for Climate Change Studies, an arm of Can Tho University, if the plant uses the most advanced ...

Thanh Mai

Vietnamese scientist offers new research method to study effects of air pollution

Dr Tran Manh Tri from the University of Natural Sciences and his co-workers are studying the appearance of phthalates, called the ‘silent killer’ in indoor air, which can give predict their impact on human health and indoor air quality in the future.The important result of ...

Thien Nhien

Discussion urges smarter energy choices for sake of human health

A discussion in Hanoi on February 25 called for smarter energy choices, given the impacts of coal power generation on air quality and air pollution’s influence on human health.Representatives from other non-governmental organisations urged the reduction of coal and fossil fuel power, the development of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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