Air pollution is slashing years off the lives of billions, report finds

Dirty air is a far greater killer than smoking, car crashes or HIV/Aids, with coal burning the leading cause Air pollution is cutting short the lives of billions of people by up to six years, according to a new report, making it a far greater killer than smoking, car crashes or HIV/Aids….

01/09/2021

Air pollution linked to more severe mental illness – study

Research finds small rise in exposure to air pollution leads to higher risk of needing treatment Exposure to air pollution is linked to an increased severity of mental illness, according to the most comprehensive study of its kind. The research, involving 13,000 people in London, found that a relatively small increase…

27/08/2021

HAU GIANG MAN BUILD FREE RAFTS FROM PLASTIC BOTTLES

On the rivers of the Mekong Delta these days, you can meet the floating rafts of Mr. Le Van Hieu. Frustrated by plastic bottles floating in his fields, he came up with a solution to both reduce pollution and help poor households transport. Watch video here.

22/05/2021

TWO MAJOR JAPANESE BANKS DROP NEW COAL, BUT LOOPHOLES IN POLICES SPARK CONCERN

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group’s decarbonisation pledge came a day after Mizuho’s. Activists say if loopholes built into the lenders’ new policies are exploited, the banks could keep funding coal regardless. Two major Japanese banks that are among the biggest funders of coal power have announced that they would no longer…

25/04/2021

IN MARCH, THE LEVEL OF AIR POLLUTION DECREASED

In March, although the PM 2.5 dust concentration continued to go up in Hanoi it decreased more than in January and February. In other cities, the air quality in March maintained quite well. The General Department of Environment (Ministry of Resources and Environment) identified seasonal fluctuations in the weather along…

19/04/2021

THE PLABSTIC HUB: WHERE EVERYONE CAN BE A SCHOLAR

CHANGE collaborated with the Consulate General of France in Ho Chi Minh City to officially launch an exhibition called "The Plabstic Hub'' (short for Plastic Laboratory Hub) at Van Hanh Mall – 11 Su Van Hanh Street, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City. The event will take place for five days, from 16 to 20 January 2021, and welcomes all guests. Every participant will have an opportunity to be a scholar in a sci-fi research institute to learn about the up-to-date plastic pollution facts, find out practical alternative solutions, and move towards adopting a green-sustainable lifestyle.

28/01/2021

“HOMO PLASTICS” CAMPAIGN

CHANGE cooperated with the French Embassy to officially launch a new communications campaign titled “Homo Plastics,” with the overarching message: “Science gives warnings, action decides the world’s fate.”

06/11/2020

THE MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY AND TRADE PROPOSES TO EXTEND THE FIXED WIND POWER PROCE MECHANISM

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has proposed to the Prime Minister that the time period available for applications to the electricity price mechanism for wind power projects be extended. The Ministry of Industry and Trade has proposed to the Prime Minister that the time period available for applications to…

21/04/2020

NEWS TARIFF SCHEME APPROAVED TO ENCOURAGE SOLAR DEVELOPMENT

The Government has officially decided to approve a new feed-in-tariff mechanism to encourage development of solar power in Việt Nam. Under the new scheme signed by Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng, solar projects approved before November 23, 2019 and starting commercial operations between July 1, 2019 and December 31,…

15/04/2020

EARTH’S OZONE LAYER IS HEALING

The ozone layer above Antarctica has recovered so much, it’s actually stopped many worrying changes in the Southern Hemisphere’s atmosphere. If you’re looking for someone to thank, try the world at large. A new study suggests the Montreal Protocol – the 1987 agreement to stop producing ozone depleting substances (ODSs)…

14/04/2020