Experts call for reducing plastic waste at Vietnam’s tourist hotspots
Popular tourist destinations in Vietnam are being trashed at an alarming rate, and tourism experts are calling for immediate actions to protect the green environment and ensure a sustainable development.
Vietnam spends too little on handling waste
Vietnam’s spending on domestic waste treatment accounts for 0.23% of its GDP compared to the global rate of 0.5%, the World Bank said Wednesday at a seminar in Hanoi.
Tourists complain as trash washes up in Ha Long Bay
UNESCO World Heritage Site Ha Long Bay in northern Vietnam has recently been flooded with a huge volume of trash and styrofoam waste, prompting local officials to step in.
How Vietnam is trying to stop rice warming the planet
As a child, Dong Van Canh watched while the rice fields of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta were set alight to make way for the next crop, blackening the sky and flooding the air with potent greenhouse gases.
Hanoi air quality ‘very unhealthy’ on Tuesday
Weather apps ranked Hanoi’s air quality as “very unhealthy” or “unhealthy” on Tuesday morning with high levels of PM2.5 recorded.
Vietnam’s environmental NGOs face uncertain status, shrinking civic space
Thuý, who helped run environmental programs at a nonprofit based in Ho Chi Minh City, had for weeks pondered quitting her job to pursue an advanced degree.
Vietnam to charge fees for recycling from 2024
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) is developing a legal document to specify fees for recycling products and packages, which is expected to be applicable in 2024.
Salinity arrives sooner than expected in Mekong Delta
Locals in Ben Tre Province are storing freshwater as saltwater intrudes into canals and rivers at levels higher than seen in previous years.
In Vietnam, a forest grown from the ashes of war falls to a resort project
At the end of the rainy season, the hillsides in Dak Doa district, in central Vietnam’s Gia Lai province, turn pink as the Cỏ Hồng grass blushes in the basaltic soil of a 50-year-old pine forest.
Garbage spread all over Cam Ranh Bay’s tourist island
The water surrounding Binh Ba Island in central Vietnam is covered with garbage discarded by locals or that floated there from other places.
Noise pollution in big cities frays residents’ nerves
Thuy Nga’s family lives on the 4th floor of an apartment building but they never dare to open the window due to the constant roar of traffic.
Transition to low-carbon rice will help Vietnam meet its emission target
Moving to low-carbon rice production offers the highest potential for Vietnam to meet its goal of cutting methane emissions by 30 percent by 2030 while boosting the competitiveness of a strategic export item, a new World Bank report says.
Leading environmentalists decry crackdown on Vietnam climate activists
Letter from Goldman prize winners aims to block country’s bid to join UN’s human rights council over its jailing of campaigners.
Take-away food packaging makes up most plastic waste in Vietnam
Garbage from take-away food and drinks make up 44 percent of plastic waste found at surveyed sites in Vietnam, according to the World Bank.
Mekong Delta province declares coastal erosion emergency
The southernmost province of Ca Mau has announced a state of emergency following the erosion of 2.7 km (1.67 miles) of coastal embankment.
Vietnam’s ecological leninism
The country’s ruling Communist Party is committed to environmental action – but only under its own leadership.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam uses advanced tech to manage waste
The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Natural Resources and Environment is exploring using emerging technologies to more effectively manage large amounts of waste generated from the city. Applying information technology is an inevitable trend and increasingly popular for environmental protection, the…
Vietnam’s climate credentials come under scrutiny after activist jailing
The Vietnamese government’s commitment to action on climate change is in the spotlight after a leading environmental activist was sentenced this month to two years in prison on murky charges of “tax evasion.”
Don’t build highway through southern Vietnam biosphere
Vietnam should not have a highway running through a world biosphere reserve because it will kill wildlife and degrade its environment, UNESCO’s country office has said.
Vietnam jails high-profile environmentalist for tax evasion
Nguy Thi Khanh, a globally recognised campaigner on climate and the environment, has been sent to prison for two years.
HCMC sees decreasing levels of fine particles
Levels of particulate matter in Ho Chi Minh City have been falling in the past three years, according to a survey by the HCMC University of Science.
Illegal loggers in Vietnam train as jungle tour guides
Vietnamese logger turned jungle tour guide Ngoc Anh knows the value of trees.
Vietnam builds master plan to cut air pollution
Vietnam will implement a plan to eliminate fossil-fuel vehicles, tighten emission control and add more green spaces to urban areas.
VIETNAM’S WATER CRISIS THREATENS FOOD SECURITY
Vietnam’s water shortage, especially during the long drought seasons, is widening the gap between rich and poor farmers. Access to a sufficient amount of clean water for agriculture is becoming a luxury in the Southeast Asian nation adjacent to the…
The Greening of Vietnam and Environmentalism 2.0
Stroll around any of Vietnam’s major universities, from Hanoi to the Mekong Delta, and ask a student, like Pham Oanh, what concerns her, and like so many other students with their smartphones in hand, her response will be the country’s…
‘Buying’ Mekong water from China a farfetched scheme
Several researchers have reacted with skepticism and criticism to American experts’ suggestions of Mekong downstream countries paying China for water to avoid drought.