Obama declares emergency in Michigan over bad water: White House

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Obama declares emergency in Michigan over bad water: White House

U.S. President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in Michigan on Saturday and ordered federal aid for state and local response efforts in the county where the city of Flint has been contending with lead-contaminated drinking water.

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Workshop discusses assistance for UXO victims

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Workshop discusses assistance for UXO victims

Promoting assistance for victims of unexploded ordnances (UXO) was the focus of discussions at a conference held by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) on January 13 in Hanoi.

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How unsafe food reaches Vietnamese’s dining-table?

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How unsafe food reaches Vietnamese’s dining-table?

VietNamNet Bridge – As the New Year holidays are coming, contaminated sausage, smoked pork legs made of expired frozen meat, and dried grapes dyed of industrial colorings are slipping into stores and supermarkets.

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Project destroys Vietnam’s pesticide stockpiles

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Project destroys Vietnam’s pesticide stockpiles

More than 900 tonnes of persistent organic pollutants (POP) in 12 contaminated sites have been destroyed over five years via a POP elimination project funded by the UNDP.

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KOICA asked to help Binh Dinh remove wartime bombs

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KOICA asked to help Binh Dinh remove wartime bombs

Leaders of the central province of Binh Dinh and a delegation from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) had a working session on December 9 to discuss unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the locality.

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Businesses join hands to sell safe food

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Businesses join hands to sell safe food

Lots of supermarkets and convenient stores have simultaneously implemented a Ho Chi Minh City’s program to sell vegetables and livestock meat under safe and clean standards, after some cases of contaminated food were spotted.

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UXO clearance coordination realises Vietnam-RoK agreements

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UXO clearance coordination realises Vietnam-RoK agreements

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)’s assistance to clear landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) has cemented agreements between the two countries, KOICA Vietnam Country Director Chang Jae-yun said.

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420,000 die from tainted food annually, a third of them young children: WHO

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Some 600 million people get sick from eating contaminated food each year, and around 420,000 die, the World Health Organization said Thursday, adding that young children account for nearly one third of those deaths.

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WHO releases first ever global estimates of foodborne diseases

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Almost one third (30%) of all deaths from foodborne diseases are in children under the age of five years, despite the fact that they make up only 9% of the global population.

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Vietnamese ignore health risks, catch fish from dioxin-polluted lakes for sale

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Vietnamese ignore health risks, catch fish from dioxin-polluted lakes for sale

A group of 20 men sneak into an airbase in the southern province of Dong Nai.

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Risks to address

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Risks to address

Mrs. Tran Thi May and many other poor residents of Ba Ria Vung Tau province’s Xuyen Moc district previously relied on contaminated water taken from nearby wells for their daily needs.

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Dioxin contamination continues to cause miscarriages, stillbirths in Vietnam

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Dioxin contamination continues to cause miscarriages, stillbirths in Vietnam

Vietnamese experts have called for protecting women in dioxin-contaminated areas as a new study showed local women are still suffering high rates of miscarriages and stillbirths.

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Seminar discusses long-term effects of dioxin

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Seminar discusses long-term effects of dioxin

New findings on harmful effects of Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin on humans and the environment were released at a workshop in Hanoi on November 24.

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Bioenergy plants useful for climate protection

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Bioenergy plants useful for climate protection

Growing bioenergy plants in abandoned mining sites could help with environmental protection and climate change adaptation, experts said at a workshop in Hanoi on November 19.

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Bioenergy plants useful for climate protection

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Bioenergy plants useful for climate protection

Growing bioenergy plants in abandoned mining sites could help with environmental protection and climate change adaptation, experts have said at a recent workshop in Hanoi.

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