Pollution and waste

Water pollution

What Mekong Delta Communities Can Teach Us About Access to Safe Water

Among the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) perhaps no other topic has more of an impact on global progress than water. Water management determines the sustainability of industries, ecosystems, peace, and livelihoods, and critically impacts human health. [] Half of all the bottled water that we sampled in ...

Zita Sebesvari

Firms act on ocean plastic from Southeast Asia

Two initiatives involving industry aim to stop ocean plastic pollution at the source.[] The project aims at the root of the problem, the partners say. They say only five countries—China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam—are responsible for 8 million metric tons of ocean plastic ...

Alexander H. Tullo

Hong Kong cleans up 93 tonnes of palm oil, shuts 13 beaches after huge spill

Hong Kong stepped up efforts on Wednesday to clean up a massive palm oil spill, with authorities scooping up more than 90 tonnes of foul-smelling, styrofoam-like clumps in one of the worst environmental disasters to blight the territory’s waters. Dead fish, shells, rocks, plastic bottles ...

Illegal waste pollutes Mỹ Khê Beach

A section of Mỹ Khê Beach in the central city of Đà Nẵng, considered one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in Việt Nam, has been heavily polluted by untreated waste water illegally discharged from a construction project.Keep reading ...

PM warns Formosa against future environmental violations

Environmental protection must be considered the decisive factor in future operations of the Hưng Nghiệp Formosa Hà Tĩnh Iron and Steel Co (FHS), Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc said yesterday.Keep reading ...

Harsh report issue on VN’s urban environment

Việt Nam’s urban environment, especially in big cities, is facing numerous challenges, including air and water pollution, solid waste treatment and flooding, according to the 2016 National Environmental Report issued on Thursday in Hà Nội.Keep reading ...

Major reservoir at risk of pollution

Đá Đen reservoir, which supplies water to 90 per cent of the people in Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Province, is at risk of being severely polluted. Many local residents in Châu Đức and Tân Thành districts bordering the reservoir are worried that the waste water treatment plant ...

Pollution causes mass fish deaths in Cà Mau

Polluted water may be a reason for the mass fish deaths in Đầm Dơi District in southernmost Cà Mau Province, the province’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment said on Wednesday.Keep reading ...

Aluminum pollution in Đắk Nông

Authorities in Central Highlands’ Đắk Nông Province have asked the Đắk Nông Aluminum Company to ensure that aluminum powder is not released into the environment.Keep reading ...

Vietnam’s environment protection chief dismissed over Formosa disaster

A chief of environmental protection operations under Vietnam’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has been dismissed for his management oversight that had led to the Formosa disaster last year.Luong Duy Hanh, director of the Department of Control of Environmental Protection Activities, has been removed ...

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