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‘We are jobless because of fish poisoning’: Vietnamese fishermen battle for justice

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A beach in Quang Trach district is strewn with dead fish after the toxic spill in April 2016. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A year after Vietnam’s worst environmental disaster, lives remain ruined while the government cracks down on protesters seeking compensation

August 14, 2017 — “We used to eat the meat of the pig, but now all we have to eat is the skin” – the Vietnamese saying neatly encapsulates the predicament facing the country’s fishermen, says Nguyen Viet Thieu. Continue reading ‘We are jobless because of fish poisoning’: Vietnamese fishermen battle for justice

Hanoi to ban motorbikes by 2030 to curb pollution, traffic

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Critics have blamed the emissions-heavy motorbikes for Hanoi’s deteriorating air quality and worsening traffic congestion

HANOI, Vietnam (Jul. 4, 2017) — Officials in Vietnam’s traffic-choked capital Hanoi vowed on Tuesday, July 4, 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. Continue reading Hanoi to ban motorbikes by 2030 to curb pollution, traffic