human health
Workshop tackles illegal trade in chemicals, waste

21:22 06/10/2014

The Vietnam Environment Administration (VEA) under the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment and the United Nations Environment Programme jointly held a national capacity building workshop on controlling the illegal...

GM crops targeted to make up 30-50% of cultivation

07:45 06/10/2014

The Government wants to start cultivating new strains of genetically-modified (GM) crops next year with a target to expand the area under cultivation of GM crops to between 30% and 50% of the total farmland by 2020, said an...

Mist in Ham Rong Mount

09:22 19/08/2014

Ham Rong Mountain, which belongs to the majestic Hoang Lien Son Range in Sapa District, Lao Cai Province and is about 30 kilometers from Lao Cai Town, looks like a jaw of a dragon opening wide to the sky.

Vietnam urged to reduce demand for rhino horns

12:39 11/08/2014

Rhinos are being driven to extinction due to the demand for their horns and Vietnam is considered the main market for them, experts have said.

Vietnam needs modern equipment to measure emissions levels

09:31 10/08/2014

Fifty five percent of 400 enterprises surveyed about their treatment of emissions generated during the production process have no emission treatment systems.

Vietnam ignores scientists' warnings about asbestos use

14:11 28/07/2014

Despite the World Health Organization's (WHO) strong warnings against the use of asbestos (chrysotile) and the ban of asbestos in many countries, Vietnam continues to use it because of its cheap costs.

Pollution reaches alarming levels

14:35 24/07/2014

Viet Nam hopes to control environmental pollution at the source, deputy director general of the Viet Nam Environment Administration, Tran The Loan, told the Thoi bao Kinh te (Viet Nam Economic Times) Newspaper

No carcinogens detected in snacks, KFC potato chips

10:13 21/07/2014

The Department of Food Safety, Ministry of Health said they had not found carcinogens like acrylamide and PAHs in samples of snacks and KFC potato chips collected in Hanoi.

Pesticide cleanup halted after residents spot water leak

17:15 14/07/2014

The Natural Resources and Environment Department of central Thanh Hoa Province temporarily suspended Nicotex Thanh Thai Company from treating 709 tonnes of pesticide-contaminated soil in Cam Thuy District's Cam Van Commune after...

Seminar discusses policies for AO/dioxin victims

18:47 30/06/2014

A seminar was held in Hanoi on June 30 assessing the efficiency of policies for Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin victims and proposed solutions for supplement and amendments.


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