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iMetos weather stations aid farming production

The Internet-linked automatic climate stations (ACSs) using Austrian iMetos technology have helped a number of localities in Vietnam be well prepared for climate change and its aftermath. The donations from the Austrian company, Pessl Instruments, have been serving on a trial basis in the northern provinces of Phu Tho, Lao Cai, and Ha Giang, Hanoi, ... Read More »

Competent agencies powerless in fruit preservation chemical management

VietNamNet Bridge – While analysts have rung the alarm bell over the abuse of agents to preserve fruits, the Plant Protection Agency affirmed it has not licensed any products. Pham Thi Vuong, Acting Director of the Plant Protection Agency, when talking with Tien Phong’s newspapers about the substances used to preserve fruits, said she sometimes bought Chinese apples and oranges, ... Read More »

ASEAN enhances environment, climate change awareness

A photo and documentary film contest on environmental protection and climate change in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was launched on July 22 in Hanoi. According to Deputy Minister of Information and Communication Do Quy Doan, a representative of the contest’s organising board, the contest aims to meet ASEAN’s 2020 vision of a clean and green ASEAN with ... Read More »

Illegal sand miners plague Dong Nai

VietNamNet Bridge – Illegal sand exploitation by local residents and authorities along the Dong Nai River has increased rather than diminished in the last decade, despite efforts to ban it. Illegal sand mining is rampant along the Dong Nai River in southern Dong Nai Province, the country’s longest inland river. It has caused many problems for local residents, particularly erosion ... Read More »

Efforts to protect Ca Mau Cape National Park

VietNamNet Bridge – The management board of Mui Ca Mau (Ca Mau Cape) National Park and the southernmost province of Ca Mau’s local authorities have devised a long-term plan to conserve biodiversity in the mangrove swamp ecosystem. Encompassing Dat Mui, Vien An and Dat Moi communes in Ngoc Hien District, Ca Mau Province, the park covers over 41,800 ha, including ... Read More »

Northern region asked to act against storm

The Central Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Control issued an urgent notice on July 19 requesting all northern mountainous and north-central regions to brace themselves against an upcoming tropical low pressure system. The committee has asked local ministries to monitor vessels which are about to set sail and continually notify ship owners about the movement of the low pressure, ... Read More »

Townspeople complain of factory smoke

VietNamNet Bridge – Pollution from a porcelain factory has raised concerns among residents in the northern province of Phu Tho’s Phu Tho Town. Pollution from a porcelain factory has raised concerns among residents in the northern province of Phu Tho’s Phu Tho Town.—Photo tinmoỉtuong They say smoke and dust pollution from the Thanh Ha Porcelain JSC has been affecting the ... Read More »

Conference discusses rural livelihoods at nature reserve

Solutions for the implementation of project “Life under a new climate: preparing rural livelihoods through ecosystem-based adaptation at Lang Sen Wetland Reserve” in the second half of 2013 were discussed at a July 19 meeting in the southern province of Long An. The project, which was launched last year, is being implemented by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Vietnam ... Read More »

Bac Lieu Bird Park – the unprotected treasure

VietNamNet Bridge – There is a forest called “Vuon chim Bac Lieu” (Bac Lieu Bird Park), just 7 kilometers far from Bac Lieu City. Being over 100 years old, it is the only primitive mangrove forest in a city of the Mekong Delta. The unlocked treasure One would feel that he enters a completely new world when he steps over ... Read More »

Environmental protection awareness needs raised

VietNamNet Bridge – Environmental responsibility survey finds the majority of companies ignoring the government’s environmental protection regulations in pursuit of greater profit margins. Under the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s (MPI) recently-released survey on enterprises’ environmental protection, most surveyed enterprises have ignored environmental protection activities. The survey of over 333 enterprises, covering local private (55 per cent), foreign (35.4 per ... Read More »