Hydropower plant erodes nearby land

19:17 28/09/2014

Hundreds of families living near Dong Nai 2 Hydro-power Plant in the Central Highlands town of Lam Dong are living in fear as hundreds of hectares of land erode around them.

Ministry takes emergency measures to protect wild Asian elephants

14:12 27/09/2014

Wild elephants' traditional habitats in the forests of Dong Nai province are diminishing as locals vie for space with the animals.

Experts discuss climate change

11:11 27/09/2014

With around 75 per cent of Viet Nam's urban population living in low elevation coastal zones, many people will be affected by rising sea levels, experts have warned.

VN assesses dam impact on Mekong

19:26 26/09/2014

Viet Nam held its first national preliminary consultation seminar in Can Tho yesterday to assess the impact of the construction of the Don Sahong hydropower plant on the Mekong River in Laos.

Deputy PM speaks to UN on climate

15:00 26/09/2014

Viet Nam would stand together with the world in fighting climate change, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh pledged at the United Nations Climate Change Summit on Tuesday.

Quang Nam farmland turned into one big gold-mining site

09:57 26/09/2014

Efforts made by Quang Nam provincial authorities have not helped stop illegal gold mining there, as farmers' rice fields and land have been used for large gold mining sites.

Climate change affects children

21:06 25/09/2014

Migrant and homeless children, children living in informal housing and children engaged in labour were more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change in Da Nang.

Ministry wants to shut down two polluting sugar factories

15:43 25/09/2014

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has written to the Government seeking to temporarily shut down two sugar factories in the Mekong Delta for causing pollution.

Erosion hits thousands all over Mekong Delta

10:47 25/09/2014

Land erosion is becoming severe in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta, affecting the lives of thousands of people.

HCM City air pollution causes major health problems

17:08 24/09/2014

Rampant air-borne pollution is causing massive health problems in leading cities throughout Viet Nam, according to a report recently released by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

Khanh Hoi estuary in Ca Mau eroded seriously

17:05 24/09/2014

Khanh Hoi estuary in U Minh District, the southernmost province of Ca Mau is suffering from a severe soil erosion by sea level rises, deforming its natural shape, causing environmental pollution, and threatening the life of local...

Waste dumped into forests in Dong Nai, authorities say they know nothing

00:18 24/09/2014

Dozens of tons of waste from cesspools in residential quarters are dumped into the environment every day in Dong Nai, but local authorities say they have received no reports about the problem.

Erosion-prevention projects behind schedule as landslides continue in HCM City

00:15 24/09/2014

Residents living along banks of rivers and canals in HCM City have been in a state of anxious suspense for many years as landslides often occur after heavy rains or high tides.

HCM City considers collecting water-drainage fees

00:15 24/09/2014

HCM City collects environmental protection fees equal to 10 percent of the tap water price, and is now planning a fee for water drainage, to be equal to 25 percent of the tap water price.

Loggers ravage forests of Sua trees in Thanh Hoa city

10:12 11/09/2014

Several hundred trees have been cut down by illegal loggers in a 10-hectare sua (Dalbergia tonkinensis Prain) forest in the suburbs of Thanh Hoa City in the central region.

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