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Mekong hit by climate change

VietNamNet Bridge – A new study on Climate Change Impact and Adaptation in the Lower Mekong Basin released on March 29 has revealed that the effects of climate change in the basin is worse than the global average.     Fish farms in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang. Climate change is likely to ... Read More »

Kilns in Hau Giang Province polluting

VietNamNet Bridge – More than 1,000 charcoal-producing kilns in southern Hau Giang Province’s Chau Thanh District and Nga Bay Town are filling the air with soot, even though locals have been complaining to relevant authorities for several years.     More than 1,000 charcoal-producing kilns in southern Hau Giang Province’s Chau Thanh District and Nga Bay Town are filling the ... Read More »

Rotterdam, HCM City to work on climate change

Ho Chi Minh City and Holland ’s Rotterdam city are set to sign a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will advance cooperation between the two sides in climate change adaptation. The development follows the city submitting a comprehensive climate change adaptation strategy at a meeting held between the two sides on April 8. The established climate adaptation strategy is ... Read More »

Weather forecast centre warns dangerous rainy season

As many as 13 tropical storms will reach the East Sea with half of them likely to hit Vietnam, Bui Minh Tang, Director of the National Hydro Meteorological forecast centre. During a meeting to review flood prevention and rescue activities in 2012, Tang warned that this year’s rainy season would see many dangerous developments. He urged localities to take action ... Read More »

Mekong greatly challenged by climate change

A new study on Climate Change Impact and Adaptation in the Lower Mekong Basin has revealed that the effects of climate change in the basin are worse than the global average. Final results of the United Sates Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded study, that were released recently at a regional workshop in Bangkok, indicate that changes in climate will likely ... Read More »

The battles for water getting more violent

VietNamNet Bridge – Where there are hydropower plants, the battles between the local people and the plants’ developers have been lasting for many years. A lot of hydropower plants have been built on the upper course of rivers to generate electricity to ease the thirst for electricity from industries and households. However, the plants, which need huge volumes of water ... Read More »

Scarce food forces gaurs to plunder

VietNamNet Bridge – Illegal poaching and shrinking habitat are forcing endangered Gaurs to encroach on farmland in southern Dong Nai Province, causing conflict with local farmers.   Gaurs in Cat Tien Nation Park in central Dong Nai Province. Gaurs living near Dong Nai Biosphere Reserve are becoming endangered due to bitter conflicts with local people in southern Dong Nai Province. ... Read More »

Urban areas getting dirtier

VietNamNet Bridge – The latest report of the General Directorate of Environment has pointed out that transport causes 60-70 percent of the pollution in urban areas and this is one of the most influencing factors to the air quality in the areas.   Big urban areas in Vietnam, including Hanoi, HCM City and Can Tho, which have been witnessing the ... Read More »

ADB supports green, sustainable development in Hue

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to support the project “Green city: Sustainable future of Southeast Asia ” in central Thua Thien-Hue province, said Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Cao. The “green city” initiative, covering environmental protection, sustainable economic development and balanced quality of life, will be applied in Thua Thien Hue until 2020 with focus ... Read More »

Forests develop more rapidly than timber processing factories

VietNamNet Bridge – Responding to the state’s call for afforestation, local people in Dak Lak province spend their time and money to plant the forests and protect them over the last 10 years. However, they now have to bargain away the wood because there is no big timber processing factory in the locality.       Vu Huu Nhan, Deputy ... Read More »