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Forest fires linked to tens of thousands of avoidable deaths

Setting fire to forest and agricultural land in Southeast Asia to prepare it for cultivation or grazing contributes to an estimated 59,000 premature deaths a year, say scientists. Their analysis reveals that the greatest health impact from the burning, which … Continue reading

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Air pollution cuts Hanoian lifespan by 2.5 years: study

Life expectancy among Hanoians is reduced by 2.49 years on average due to exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5), a recent study indicates. “Research on the impact of air pollution caused by PM2.5 dust on public health in Hanoi in … Continue reading

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Straw burning worsens Hanoi air pollution

Hanoi farmers burning straw in suburban areas after harvesting has continued worsening the air pollution in the capital. The roads in My Dinh urban area and Thang Long Avenue or Tran Duy Hung and Pham Hung streets are often covered … Continue reading

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Industrial Growth Creates Nagging Air Pollution in Vietnam

Five years ago, a car bound for the Ho Chi Minh City airport from downtown might get stuck in a couple of quick jams, costing just an extra minute. Now big swathes of the Vietnamese financial center are congested, and … Continue reading

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Citing ‘unhealthy air’, Vietnam tells people to limit outdoor activities

Vietnam warned its people on Tuesday to limit outdoor activities because the air quality in the Southeast Asian country has persistently been at “unhealthy” levels for days. The levels of hazardous small particles known as PM2.5 in the air at … Continue reading

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Hanoi chokes as air pollution increases to unhealthy levels

Air pollution in Ha Noi in recent days has been so severe that health experts have warned people to stay indoors. The Air Quality Index at various air monitoring stations across the capital showed dangerously high levels on Sunday afternoon. … Continue reading

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Vietnam’s major cities choking as air pollution exacerbates: government study 

Urban areas are polluted by transportation, industrial production and daily activities. Air pollution has been getting worse across Vietnam over the past five years, breaching acceptable levels in the country’s major cities, according to a government report released on Thursday. … Continue reading

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Hanoi to ban motorbikes by 2030 to curb pollution, traffic 

Officials in Vietnam’s traffic-choked capital Hanoi vowed on Tuesday to banish motorbikes by 2030 to ease environment and congestion woes, a decision that swiftly divided a city where two-wheelers are the main means of transportation. Hanoi is famed for legions … Continue reading

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