NA wants more efficient climate change fight

11:27 10/10/2014

There is considerable overlap in the nation's climate change and green growth policies, and the country needs to better prioritise funding in implementing them, the National Assembly Standing Committee said on Wednesday, Oct 8.

Erosion takes heavy toll on Cua Dai public beach

10:33 10/10/2014

Big waves have washed away about 8ha of public beach in Cua Dai, 5km east of the ancient town of Hoi An, in recent weeks.

Vietnam seeks solutions to polluting paper factories

23:42 09/10/2014

More than 90 percent of paper factories in Vietnam operate with substandard waste water treatment systems or have no such system, creating pollution in localities where they are located.

Special ant breed offers natural protection for farmer's crops

07:38 08/10/2014

Doan Van Le, a farmer in Tay Hoa Commune of Trang Bom District in the southern province of Dong Nai, no longer uses pesticides on his crops and now relies exclusively on ants that he breeds.

$7.6 million waste treatment plant opens in Hanoi

14:50 06/10/2014

Thang Long Environmental Service Joint Stock Company has opened a VND160 billion (US$7.6 million) waste treatment plant in Ha Noi's outlying district of Son Tay that uses advanced incineration technology to process 400 tonnes of...

HCM City flood-prevention projects lack funds

11:22 06/10/2014

HCM City authorities aim to prevent flooding in six out of 11 areas in the city but work has been completed at only one site, according to the city's Transport Department.

Illegal loggers fight forest guards

10:01 06/10/2014

Once wary of local authorities and forest guards, loggers in the southern provinces of Lam Dong and Binh Thuan are growing increasingly defiant.

Cancer cases multiply near Dong Van Industrial Zone

07:29 05/10/2014

Many residents in villages in Ha Nam Province's Duy Tien District became seriously ill and lost their jobs after giving up farmland to the state to make room for the Dong Van Industrial Zone (IZ) in the province.

Dong Nai: Wild elephants need urgent protection

10:45 04/10/2014

Frequent conflicts between wild elephants in the southern province of Dong Nai and local residents have increased the need for urgent protection of the endangered mammal.

Khanh Hoa residents rush to cut down Malva trees as value soars

08:32 03/10/2014

Even though it is now the rainy season in Khanh Vinh Forest in Khanh Hoa Province, people are more than willing to wander up hill and dale to pick up Malva nuts, or “uoi nuts” as they are called by locals.

Who killed Bac Ninh's major river?

09:46 02/10/2014

Local residents say the Ngu Huyen Khe river, a branch of the romantic Cau River, is dead after it was poisoned by the huge volume of waste water from paper plants located on the riverbank.

4,500 hectares of forest lost in Dak Nong in last five years

23:29 01/10/2014

As many as 4,500 hectares of forest and forestland under the management of the Truong Xuan Forestry Company in Dak Nong Province have been cleared in the last five years.

Experts say assessment of Laos' dam unconvincing

23:29 01/10/2014

Experts have cast doubt on the environment impact statement for the project to build Don Sahong dam over the Mekong River in Laos, saying if the neighboring country proceeds with the project, the Mekong Delta region will be...

Pollution contaminates Hai Phong waterways

23:29 01/10/2014

Pollution is severely affecting the rivers of Da Do, Re and Gia, the main source of water for irrigation and other activities of residents and businesses in this northern city.

'Shrimp rush' damages protective forests in central coastal provinces

08:21 29/09/2014

The rush to breed shrimp has damaged the environment in nearly all of Vietnam's central coastal provinces, environmentalists have warned.

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