West Lake, Hanoi (Photo by MAA) A brilliant and alarming article! Based on my experiences in Việt Nam, I couldn't agree more. It is the most urgent and pressing task for all citizen and politicians to act immediately beside fighting the pandemic. -Heinrich Graumann (Facebook post) This is my latest article for VNExpress International about … Continue reading Vietnam needs to get wise about being healthy and wealthy
This is a guest essay written by Dr. Paul Olivier, a US expat who lives in Dalat, a major tourist destination that is known as the honeymoon capital of Viet Nam. The sad and infuriating stories he tells are common throughout Viet Nam. Too many people have a total disregard for the environment. Pollution is … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season to Burn Trash
Photos by Paul Olivier Here's a recent Facebook post from Paul Olivier, a US expat who has lived in Dalat for many years. As someone who is deeply concerned about the environment, he's taken thousands of photos documenting different kinds of pollution, including the cesspool that is Xuân Hương Lake, the heart of the city. … Continue reading From the Sewer to Your Table?
Vietnam is the fourth-largest contributor to marine plastic pollution globally, a 2015 study by the University of Georgia showed. I took the above photo during a recent trip to Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994 and one of the natural wonders of the world. While the water is often described as … Continue reading Keep Viet Nam Beautiful! Gìn giữ Việt Nam tươi đẹp!