China police detain 24 after anti-incinerator protest - newspaper

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 day(s) ago

Chinese police detained 24 people for disturbing social order during a protest on Saturday against a proposed trash incinerator in southern China, the state-run China Daily newspaper reported.

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Five children aged two to eight found dead in Alabama

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Báo Thanh Niên English 6 day(s) ago

The bodies of five children aged between 2 and 8 were found stuffed into garbage bags near a logging road in Alabama after their father confessed to killing them.

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Landfill “technology” threatening people’s health

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VietnamNet English 1 week(s) ago

Landfill “technology” threatening people’s health

VietNamNet Bridge – Landfill, the most popular waste treatment method now in Vietnam, has been seriously polluting the environment and underground water sources, and affecting people’s health. The bad effects would become more obvious in 10-15 years.

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‘Outdoor’ toilets an unsightly grievance, health threat in Vietnam hub

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 week(s) ago

‘Outdoor’ toilets an unsightly grievance, health threat in Vietnam hub

Open, makeshift toilets, still a common sight in Ho Chi Minh City’s suburban districts, are a stark contrast to the southern hub’s modernity and growth.

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Garbage-collection services forced to rely on district funds in Hanoi

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VietnamNet English 2 week(s) ago

Garbage-collection services forced to rely on district funds in Hanoi

VietNamNet Bridge – Hanoi’s new garbage collection and treatment model has failed as the work is being done with money from district budgets.

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The resurrection of Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe: How HCMC brought the blackwater canal back from the dead

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 week(s) ago

The resurrection of Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe: How HCMC brought the blackwater canal back from the dead

Once a lush river, then a stagnant ditch, the World Bank now regards the Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe Canal in Ho Chi Minh City as an example of smart urban development work. Whether dumping, cut corners or climate change will threaten that success remains to be seen.

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Saigon man recycles trash into treasure

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VietnamNet English 3 week(s) ago

Saigon man recycles trash into treasure

VietNamNet Bridge - Tong Van Thom, a waste collector in HCM City, has amassed a large quantity of vintage rubbish, which he skillfully turns into unique items.

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Firms turn their backs on soft loans for environmental protection projects

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Firms turn their backs on soft loans for environmental protection projects

VietNamNet Bridge – Very few businesses have shown interest in HCM City’s preferential loans for environmental protection projects.

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Tax enumeration service sees low satisfaction rate

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago

HCMC People's Committee has announced result of satisfaction rate of organizations and citizens in 10 types of public service in 2013. Accordingly, the tax enumeration service was evaluated at the lowest satisfaction rate (under 50 percent) by enterprises.

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Feces-clogged shore shows Africa infrastructure failings

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

Feces-clogged shore shows Africa infrastructure failings

Fredrik Sunesson had high hopes when the first tanker truck unloaded feces from some of Accra’s 4 million residents at his recycling plant in Ghana’s capital. Seventeen months later, those expectations have been dashed.

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Leaders of garbage-collection rings fight over turf in HCM City

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VietnamNet English 1 month(s) ago

Leaders of garbage-collection rings fight over turf in HCM City

VietNamNet Bridge – The owners of garbage-collection rings behave like “barons”, who want to make a lot of money and wield power.

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Garbage-collection groups in HCM City accused of extortion

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VietnamNet English 1 month(s) ago

VietNamNet Bridge – To get the right to collect garbage in some certain areas, the owners of garbage-collection cooperatives have to pay billions of dong to buy the “areas” from their predecessors. To offset these payments, they then charge local households high collection fees.

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Typhoon flood leaves messes in northern Vietnam, 27 deaths counted

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 month(s) ago 1 related news

Photo credit: Thanh Nien, Tuoi Tre

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Japanese interested in farmer’s incinerator invention

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VietnamNet English 1 month(s) ago

Japanese interested in farmer’s incinerator invention

VietNamNet Bridge – A farmer in Thai Binh province, finishing secondary school, has successfully made an incinerator and electricity generator with capacity for up to 20 households.

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WB supports environmental sanitation project

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Báo điện tử CP English 2 month(s) ago 2 related news

VGP - Central Quang Binh province and the World Bank (WB) on July 20 inaugurated a newly constructed drainage and waste water treatment system in Dong Hoi city.

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