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Short film contest to support Earth Hour campaign

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Industry and Trade is inviting both professional and amateur filmmakers to join a short film competition to support the Earth Hour 2013 campaign.     The contest aims to increase public awareness and interest in saving energy and tackling the threat of climate change. Each entry should be no ... Read More »

Big dykes inflict major environmental damage

VietNamNet Bridge – Dykes that encircle large rice fields in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta could have negative environmental impacts in the long run and any economic benefits farmers get will be short-lived, experts warn. Farmers reinforce a dyke to protect rice fields in Hong Ngu District in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap. They explain that while the ... Read More »

Images to save the Cat Ba langur dying art

A US graduate-cum-artist who has made her home in Viet Nam is putting her skills to work to save an endangered species. Congratulations Suzi. After studying at universities in Maryland, Arizona and Hawaii and completing your Master’s at the Australian National University, you left home for Viet Nam. Why did you decide to come to this country and what made ... Read More »

Vung Tau uses flowers to maintain beach environment

VietNamNet Bridge – More than 1,000 m2 of the Long Hai coastal alluvial in the southern city of Vung Tau has been covered by flowers and trees, using the technology from the Middle East. This model will be replicated along the coast of Vietnam. Chú thích cho ảnh sẽ viết ở đây. Nên có chú thích ảnh. In June 2012, ... Read More »

In gold fever, mountains carved, environment deteriorated

VietNamNet Bridge – Illegal gold digging has been devastating the ecosystem, because cyanide, the toxic substance used during the digging, may poison the living environment. Bai Chay, Ho Bua, Ho Son areas in Tien Phuoc district of Quang Nam province have become the new targeted areas for gold diggers. Suoi Dua village is about seven kilometers far from the Tien ... Read More »

Dak Lak Province faces acute water shortage

VietNamNet Bridge – This last one month, residents of Buon Ma Thuot City, Buon Ho Town and Krong Pak District in Dak Lak Province have been facing an acute shortage of water which caused much inconvenience during their Tet festive season.   A household stores water in drums for daily use. (Photo: Nguoi Lao Dong). Many families have had to ... Read More »

Australia assists in climate projections

VietNamNet Bridge – The Commonweath Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia’s natural science agency, is working to improve Viet Nam’s capacity to develop regional-scale climate projections. The High-resolution Viet Nam Climate Projection project is expected to help Vietnamese better understand the likely effects of climate change on their country. Improving knowledge of climate change impacts will enable identification of the ... Read More »

Laos hosts 19th Mekong River Commission meeting

Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Nguyen Minh Quang attended the 19th meeting of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) in Luang Prabang, Laos from January 16-17. Delegates from the four MRC member countries (Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand) discussed the commission’s 2013 budget, the process of implementing the Hua hin (Thailand) Declaration, and the MRC Council’s 2011 meeting decision to ... Read More »

New species of lizard discovered in Vietnam

A new species of lizard in the Agamidae family has been discovered in southern Vietnam by German and Russian biologists according to the Vietnam Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources (IEBR). This species, known scientifically as Calotes Bachae, lives near residential areas such as family gardens, roadside bushes or lowland forests in the southern provinces. It was formerly mistaken for ... Read More »

Workshop highlights rural water supply, sanitation

A training workshop on the national target programme of rural water supply and sanitation for the 2012-2015 period was held in Hanoi on January 28. Its aim was to introduce changes in the management and implementation of the programme. The workshop, jointly organised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAid), ... Read More »