Environmental protests are proving a tough challenge for the communist regime.
Tag - environment
mercredi 22 mars 2017
mercredi 22 février 2017
Vietnam said on Wednesday (Feb 22) it will punish 11 senior officials for misconduct over a toxic waste dump last year that killed tonnes of fish in one of the country's worst environmental disasters.
mardi 10 janvier 2017
Less than a year after a major pollution crisis, trouble is brewing in the Mekong Delta.
dimanche 25 décembre 2016
Vietnam's central region is expected to take a decade to completely recover from an industrial accident caused by a unit of a Taiwan conglomerate, which led to Vietnam's worst ever environmental disaster, the government said.
mercredi 3 août 2016
The police department of a Central Highlands province has accused Vietnam Television (VTV) of airing an inaccurate account of deforestation in the area, the latest in a series of scandals to hit the national broadcaster.
Vietnamese police have launched an investigation into the illegal dumping of harmful waste material from a Taiwanese steel company already under fire for massive fish deaths in what officials say was the country’s worst environmental disaster.
dimanche 26 juin 2016
Vietnam’s most popular tourist attractions are being degraded. What can tour companies do to help ?
lundi 25 avril 2016
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has instructed relevant authorities to cooperate with international organizations to identify the cause of mass fish deaths along the central coast in the last two weeks.
jeudi 21 avril 2016
Authorities in several central Vietnamese provinces are scratching their heads over the cause behind the mass fish death discovered along the coastline and at local fish farms.
mardi 22 décembre 2015
The agriculture ministry has dismissed the possibility a proposed 18-kilometer road in the Cat Tien National Park poses environmental threats, Tuoi Tre newspaper reported Monday.
samedi 19 décembre 2015
Authority in the southern province of Dong Nai has asked the agriculture ministry to reconsider its plan to build a 18-kilometer long road in the Cat Tien National Park, citing environmental threats, Tuoi Tre newspaper reported on Saturday.
jeudi 10 décembre 2015
An international report released earlier this year said 8-9 million tons of plastic waste are discarded in the oceans every year. The figure is 33 times higher than the previous estimates.
samedi 18 avril 2015
One of the perks of shopping at a convenience store right in your apartment block is you do not often need a bag to carry stuff upstairs.
jeudi 28 novembre 2013
The Saigon River is dying. The pride and sustenance of Ho Chi Minh City is severely contaminated with wastewater and urgent steps have to be taken to save it, experts said at a workshop Tuesday (November 26).
jeudi 12 septembre 2013
Nearly 1,000 residents in the north central province of Thanh Hoa submitted a petition to the media that demands a local firm compensate them for having illegally buried tons of toxic pesticides, which they say have seriously affected their health and farming activities.
mardi 10 septembre 2013
Raw sewage from Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport being discharged directly into the environment is just one example of Vietnam’s lax management of human waste.
jeudi 22 août 2013
Vietnam’s minister of natural resources admitted at a meeting Tuesday that half the excavation permits handed out since 2011 were issued improperly, causing legislators to question if corruption was the major reason why.
dimanche 2 décembre 2012
CA MAU - This southernmost province’s Mui Ca Mau (Ca Mau Cape) National Park will be recognised as a new world Ramsar site and the fifth site in Vietnam.
Energy usage contributes up to 35 per cent of total greenhouse gas emissions in Viet Nam, Dr Nguyen Thi Hien Thuan from the Viet Nam Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Environment told an ASEAN+3 workshop in Ha Noi on Tuesday, Nov 27.
samedi 3 septembre 2011
Vietnam will impose an environment protection tax (EPT) next year on products classified as hazardous to the environment.
vendredi 19 août 2011
HANOI - Vietnam will impose an environment protection tax next year on products classified as hazardous to the environment.
mardi 26 avril 2011
The northern province of Lao Cai has decided to cancel 39 hydroelectric projects because of the environmental harm they could do.
dimanche 15 août 2010
Hanoi - Vietnam has rejected a proposal by the city of Hanoi to seed clouds to prevent rainfall during the city's 1000th anniversary celebrations in October, an official said Friday.
mardi 1 juin 2010
Hanoi - Environmentalists and legislators said Tuesday that proposed new taxes on activities that harm the environment were welcome but might not go far enough.
vendredi 18 septembre 2009
HANOI - All chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), ozone depleting gases, will be barred from entering Vietnam as of January 1, 2010, a Vietnamese environmental official has said, reported the Vietnam news agency.
mercredi 2 septembre 2009
HANOI - The ancient town of Hoi An, a world heritage site, will host a "Day without plastic bags - The Nature Day" for the first time on Sept 9, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.
lundi 17 novembre 2008
HANOI — The United States and Vietnam will jointly study the impact of climate change on the Mekong Delta and other low-lying river regions worldwide, officials said Monday.
vendredi 14 novembre 2008
HANOI — Vietnam has rejected a proposal by South Korea's Posco Group to build a 5.4-billion-dollar steel mill near a coastal resort, citing environmental concerns, state media reported on Friday.
mercredi 12 novembre 2008
HANOI — Vietnam's environment minister on Tuesday proposed raising penalties for industrial polluters and admitted that current fines are too low to act as effective deterrents.
jeudi 9 octobre 2008
HANOI — Ministers and top officials from 16 Asia-Pacific nations met Thursday in Vietnam to discuss climate change and other regional environmental problems, including biodiversity loss and polluted megacities.