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Formosa fined for improper hazardous waste treatment

VietNamNet Bridge – Two companies involved in an illegal case of hazardous waste landfill in central Ha Tinh Province have been fined a total VND1 billion or US $45,000. The forestry plantation where the illegal landfill was discovered. Photo thanh nien.vn The province People’s Committee on Saturday fined Taiwanese Hung Nghiep Formosa Steel Plant and ... Read More »

Christian Karembeu to arrive in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – World cup winning former French football star, Christian Karembeu, will arrive in Vietnam to meet Vietnamese fans at the Hoa Lu Stadium, HCM City, on December 23. Christian Karembeu. — Photo webthethao.vn He will be in the city for a live broadcast of the El Clásico game between Real Madrid and Barcelona. At the event, Karembeu and ... Read More »

Hanoi residents complain about smoke from burning of garbage, straw

VietNamNet Bridge – Residents are complaining about columns of smoke from burning stacks of straw in the Hanoi suburbs.  The open burning produces toxic pollutants However, in the Tho Xuan commune of Dan Phuong district in Hanoi, ‘rice field with no straw burning’ is the norm. Farmers there are instructed to compost organic fertilizer with bioproducts. But for many locals, ... Read More »

Vietnamese para athletes win golds at Asian Games

Vietnam brought home three golds, five silvers and two bronzes from the Asian Youth Para Games 2017, which took place in Dubai from December 7 to 14. Nguyen Thi Hong Nhung triumphed in the women’s U18 400m T13 event, with a time of 1min 16.56sec. Earlier, Nhung secured a bronze in the 100m class. Dong Thi Hai Yen won a ... Read More »

Vietnam beat Thailand, take third place in M-150 Cup

U23 Vietnam won third place in the M-150 Cup after beating host Thailand 2-1 on December 15 in Buriam, Thailand. U23 Vietnam won third place in the M-15 Cup after beating host Thailand 2-1 on December 15 (Photo: tuoitre.vn) The result provides a measure of revenge after the Vietnamese lost 3-0 to their arch rivals four months ago at the ... Read More »

Tour firms may be fined for environmental offenses

VietNamNet Bridge –  Madelon Willemsen, head of the Vietnam office of the wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC, said that the wildlife-related tourism activities that have been popular in the country for decades, such as elephant riding, souvenirs made of wild animal parts, the consumption of  bear bile and dishes cooked with wild animal meats, need a radical rethinking. Tourists ride ... Read More »

Only a fundamental mindset shift can save the Mekong Delta: expert

VietNamNet Bridge – Well-meant but misguided climate change interventions in the Mekong Delta are set to do more harm than good, and only a change in policymakers’ mindset can reverse the damage, an independent researcher and expert said on December 14. Nguyen Huu Thien (standing), expert on Mekong Delta ecology, responds to questions at a workshop on the region’s water ... Read More »

Young swimmer shine at age 15

 VietNamNet Bridge – At the age of 15, HCM City’s native swimmer Nguyen Huu Kim Son won an individual medley gold at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games held in Malaysia this year, setting a new Games record. Source link Read More »

Worms can revive polluted farms

VietNamNet Bridge – Small earthworms hide giant benefits that have not been fully exploited in Vietnam agriculture. Learning curve: Vuong explains to farmers his methods of breeding worms. — Photo courtesy of Le Minh Vuong The hope that they will be used more widely and be less expensive has motivated 25-year-old Le Minh Vuong to keep pursuing his studies of ... Read More »