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Clinics face unreasonable waste collection fees

VietNamNet Bridge – Thousands of private clinics in HCM City have to comply with a new regulation on medical waste collection introduced earlier this month, reported Thanh Nien (Young People) newspaper. An automatic hazardous waste treatment chain at the HCM One-Member Limited Urban Environment Company. – VNA/VNS Photo Xuan Du Clinics will be charged almost ... Read More »

IUCN launches event calling for zero waste

VietNamNet Bridge – The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), has organised a programme to introduce the zero-waste concept to companies in the tourism and hospitality sectors. Volunteers, including tourists and students, collect waste on a beach in Ha Long Bay. The event, called Action for a Green Ha Long: Towards Zero Waste, was held in collaboration with Bhaya ... Read More »

Vietnam warned of “white pollution” from plastic bags

VietNamNet Bridge – Environmental experts have voiced their concern about so-called white pollution caused by plastic bags and products, which are very widely used in Vietnam. Plastic bags in the environment also cause secondary pollution, seriously affecting soil and water quality.  When plastic bags exist in soil, they prevent oxygen intake, causing soil erosion and degradation. As the soil becomes ... Read More »

Nearly 340kg of pangolins seized in Thanh Hoa

The forest ranger force of north central Thanh Hoa province said on June 14 that they had uncovered and seized a truck transporting 74 live Java pangolin individuals, listed in the world red book, weighing 339 kilogrammes. A live Java pangolin individual uncovered at the site After being reported on a truck suspected of carrying wildlife on June 13 night, ... Read More »

ASEM conference on climate change response to be held in Can Tho

The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) conference on climate change response toward sustainability will take place in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho from June 18-20. The event will be jointly held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the Can Tho People’s Committee, said MoFA Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang at the ... Read More »

Hanoians drowned out by rising noise pollution

VietNamNet Bridge – As in other big cities across the country, Hanoi’s residents are suffering from serious noise pollution, reported Kinh Te & Do Thi (Economy and City) newspaper. A traffic jam occurs at the Bach Mai-Ta Quang Buu intersection in Hanoi. Local residents are suffering from serious noise pollution partially caused by traffic jams. — VNA/VNS Photo Noise pollution ... Read More »

Two more bears sent to rescue centre

In only a week, two captive Asiatic black bears were rescued in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, Education for Nature Vietnam (ENV) said on Tuesday.  Two bears were handed over to rescue centres following the efforts of local authorities and wildlife conservation organisations.  On the same day, Free the Bears, a wildlife conversation and animal welfare organisation, received ... Read More »

Tourism projects encroach upon Nha Trang Bay

Up to 53,000 square metres of Nha Trang Bay in the central province of Khanh Hoa have been illegally encroached upon by three tourism projects. Nha Trang Sao Company’s project encroaches 23,000 square metres of the Nha Trang Bay The information was given by the provincial people’s committee following Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh’s instruction to inspect the encroachment ... Read More »

Reptiles become popular pets in HCM City

More people in HCM City are keeping snakes, geckos and bearded dragons as pets. Hundreds of members of the Iguana Saigon Club with guests often gather at Suoi Tien Amusement Park to exchange about experiences in raising reptiles.  Quang Dai, a 10th grader in District 9, said he had raised an African lizard for about a year. Vinh, a local ... Read More »