WASHINGTON - The contamination of U.S. drinking water with man-made “forever chemicals” is far worse than previously estimated with some of the highest levels found in Miami, Philadelphia and New Orleans, said a report on Wednesday by an environmental watchdog group. … [Read more...] about U.S. drinking water widely contaminated with ‘forever chemicals’: environment watchdog
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-- The Chinese city of Wuhan, the source of an outbreak of a new flu-like virus, is closing its transport networks of bus, subway, ferry, and long-distance passenger transportation services and advising citizens not to leave the city, Reuters quoted a report by China’s state media on Thursday. … [Read more...] about Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – January 23
The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union’s center for student support has asked 300 companies and other institutions in the city to hire more than 3,000 students during Tet as cashiers, warehouse managers, housekeepers, gardeners, and unskilled workers at supermarkets and parking lots. … [Read more...] about Tet trade-off: college students stay back in Saigon for casual work
Social organizations propose to stop licensing new coal-fired thermopower projects Since the government is pursuing a consistent policy not to sacrifice the environment for economic development, coal-fired thermopower projects will no longer be developed. … [Read more...] about Will the Mekong Delta have fewer coal-fired power plants?
Nguyen Huu Thien, an independent researcher, warned that if 11 hydropower dams are built on Mekong River upper course, sand will not be able to reach the Mekong Delta. If exploiting sand, the river bed will become lower. At present, Tien and Hau river beds are 1.3 meters deeper than 10 years ago. … [Read more...] about Experts worry about the fate of Mekong Delta