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Survey Fails to Find Two Sea Turtle Species Off Northern, Central Coasts

Bad news for Vietnam's sea turtle population.

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Dong Thap's Number of Sarus Cranes Has Shrunk by 100 Times Since 1998

Tram Chim National Park in Dong Thap Province is a wetland area reserved for a waterfowl habitat under the Ramsar Convention.

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Cat Lai Area in District 2 Has Saigon's Worst Levels of Air, Noise Pollution, Study Shows

On October 9, the Center of Natural Resources and Environment Monitoring held a press conference reporting its findings on Saigon’s environmental quality.

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Vietnam to Launch Its Own Air Pollution App After Netizens' Attack on AirVisual

Following what was described as a 'coordinated attack' by netizens on independent online air quality index monitor AirVisual, the Vietnamese government has announced plans to create its own air p...

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Only 13% of Vietnam's Urban Sewage Is Treated Before Discharge

With a long coastline and elaborate river systems, Vietnam’s water environment is extremely susceptible to pollution, which is caused by untreated waste that’s discarded straight into the water.

Michael Tatarski

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How Campaigns Against Wildlife Trafficking Are Trying to Reset Social Norms

In late January, WildAid and the Ho Chi Minh City-based Center of Hands-on Actions and Networking for Growth and Environment (CHANGE) launched a graphic anti-wildlife trafficking campaign fo...

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Vietnam Receives Funding From ADB to Build Major Floating Solar Power Plant

If all goes to plan, the region's largest floating solar power plant is coming to Binh Thuan Province.

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Hanoi's Climate Gathering Calls for Change After AQI Once Again World's Highest

Last Friday, mere days after millions marched in cities around the world demanding action against climate change, a group of 20 passionate Hanoians gathered from 5:30pm to 7pm in front of Sa...

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As Erosion Eats Away 20m of Land a Month, Ca Mau Requests Urgent Funds

Land erosion in the province is threatening lives.

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Da Nang to Spend $62.5m on Major Project to Combat Beach Pollution

The US$62.5 million project to improve the water environment in Son Tra District received approval from the central city of Da Nang. 

Michael Tatarski

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Loài Plastic: To Eradicate Plastic Items, Treat Them as Invasive Species

Amid increasing awareness of the environmental and health dangers of plastic, a creative new group has joined the fight against this global scourge.

Michael Tatarski

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How the Mekong's Mangroves Can Survive Against the Threat of Development

While Southeast Asia is known as one of the world’s fastest-growing economic regions, home to booming metropolises like Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City and Kuala Lumpur, it also hosts some of the planet’s m...

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Who's Really To Blame for Southeast Asia's Ocean Plastic Crisis?

Our oceans are littered with plastics. Indeed, we are regularly exposed to images and stories of whales and sea turtles choking to death on plastic trash. Ocean plastic is clearly a problem, but what ...

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The Delicate Process of Helping Bears Recover From Trauma

Bear bile farms, which exist in some Asian countries like Vietnam and China, are a terrible reality for Asiatic black bears (Ursus thibetanus).

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Amid Booming Investment, Pollution Elevates Cancer Rates in Vietnam's Villages

While Vietnam's rural areas continue to develop, expand and economically prosper, their environmental conditions have not necessarily improved.

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For Real Change, Rhino Horn Must Become a Taboo in Asia

At current rates of loss to poaching, rhino species will be extinct within our lifetimes. The big problem is demand for their horn from Asia. The market for rhino horn is moving from “traditional” med...

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Jakarta's Own Citizens Are Suing Their Government Over Air Pollution

Fed up with air quality that ranks among the worst in the world, 31 Jakarta residents have sued seven Indonesian government bodies — including the presidential office, Jakarta’s gubernatoria...

Michael Tatarski

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How Vietnam's Robusta Farms Could Transform Into Vital Carbon Sinks

Coffee is one of Vietnam’s most important agricultural products, a crop that grows so well in the country’s Central Highlands that it has become the world’s second-largest coffee producer.

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Water Pollution's Effects on Human Health Can Reduce 3.5% of Vietnam's GDP

If not addressed, pollution alone could cost Vietnam US$12.4–18.6 million a day by 2030, the World Bank warns.

Michael Tatarski

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The Fight to Save Cat Ba's Langurs and Unique Ecosystems

While approaching Hai Phong, a major city on Vietnam’s northeast coast, it is impossible to miss signs of the country’s fast-growing economic might. GDP growth hit just over 7% in 2018, and forei...