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mercredi 31 octobre 2018

New climate change report highlights grave dangers for Vietnam

Earlier this month the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a new report on the potential impacts of a 1.5C rise in global temperatures above pre-industrial averages.

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lundi 15 octobre 2018

Enviromental NGOs call for EU not to sign timber deal with Vietnam

A group of environmental NGOs has called on the European Union to postpone the signing of a trade deal on tropical timber with Vietnam until Vietnam declares a moratorium on illegal timber import from Cambodia’s natural forests.

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mardi 17 avril 2018

Vietnam’s challenges to go with the flow

Vietnam is facing a growing population, increasing pollution, extreme weather events and challenges in implementing effective national policies, Thang Do writes.

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mercredi 7 février 2018

Vietnam jails activist for 14 years for livestreaming pollution march

Hoang Duc Binh had posted footage on Facebook of fishermen protesting following a huge chemical spill from a steel plant

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dimanche 31 décembre 2017

Vietnam’s chance to become a leader in sustainable fashion manufacturing

The world’s fifth biggest textiles and garment exporter, Vietnam is cracking down on polluters, while foreign investors are building new factories to higher standards and using more environmentally friendly manufacturing processes

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mercredi 5 avril 2017

Anger burns on Vietnam's poisoned coast a year after spill

"The big fish are all dead," complained 50 year-old Mai Xuan Hoa, picking small fish from a net as he tried to rebuild his livelihood a year after Vietnam's worst environmental disaster.

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mercredi 22 mars 2017

Will the environment be the Vietnam government’s downfall ?

Environmental protests are proving a tough challenge for the communist regime.

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mercredi 22 février 2017

Vietnam to punish officials over mass fish deaths

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.

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mardi 10 janvier 2017

Vietnam's next environmental hotspot

Less than a year after a major pollution crisis, trouble is brewing in the Mekong Delta.

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dimanche 25 décembre 2016

Vietnam says recovery from Formosa industrial disaster could take a decade

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.

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mercredi 3 août 2016

Vietnam Television accused of fabricating deforestation reportage

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.

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Vietnam probes harmful waste dumping from Taiwanese firm

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.

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dimanche 26 juin 2016

Can Vietnam's tourism industry save the environment?

Vietnam’s most popular tourist attractions are being degraded. What can tour companies do to help ?

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lundi 25 avril 2016

Vietnam to seek foreign help to crack mass fish death mystery

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.

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jeudi 21 avril 2016

Fish die en masse from unknown cause in central Vietnam

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.

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mardi 22 décembre 2015

Vietnam ministry dismisses concerns about road inside national park

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.

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samedi 19 décembre 2015

Vietnam province protests plan to build road in national park

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.

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jeudi 10 décembre 2015

Plastic waste discharge in ocean at high level in Vietnam

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.

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samedi 18 avril 2015

Plastic bag pollution continues unabated in Vietnam

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.

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jeudi 28 novembre 2013

Vietnam's Saigon River poisoned to death

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).

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jeudi 12 septembre 2013

Residents accuse pesticide firm of illegal dumping in Vietnam

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.

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mardi 10 septembre 2013

Vietnam at risk due to ‘rampant’ mismanagem​ent of human waste

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.

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jeudi 22 août 2013

Vietnam environment minister admits violations, shirks blame

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.

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dimanche 2 décembre 2012

Vietnam wetlands recognised

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.

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Vietnam acts on emissions

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.

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samedi 3 septembre 2011

Vietnam to impose 'green' tax

Vietnam will impose an environment protection tax (EPT) next year on products classified as hazardous to the environment.

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vendredi 19 août 2011

Vietnam to impose 'green' tax

HANOI - Vietnam will impose an environment protection tax next year on products classified as hazardous to the environment.

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mardi 26 avril 2011

Lao Cai cancels 39 hydroelectric projects

The northern province of Lao Cai has decided to cancel 39 hydroelectric projects because of the environmental harm they could do.

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dimanche 15 août 2010

Vietnam rejects proposal to seed clouds for Hanoi anniversary

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.

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mardi 1 juin 2010

Critics in Vietnam want more from proposed pro-environmental taxes

Hanoi - Environmentalists and legislators said Tuesday that proposed new taxes on activities that harm the environment were welcome but might not go far enough.

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