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Earth Hour to be held on March 23

The Ministry of Industry and Trade on February 25 announced that the 2013 Earth Hour Campaign will be from 8.30pm to 9.30pm on March 23. The campaign aims to raise public awareness of energy saving and the negative impacts caused by climate change, and calls for the switching off necessary lights during that period of ... Read More »

Vietnamese students to learn climate change

Students in six schools nationwide will learn about climates change as part of their curriculum under a pilot programme supported by the Swedish international Development Cooperation Agency. Knowledge about climate change will be incorporated into conventional subjects such as geography, technology or agriculture with lessons designed in an interesting way. At an education workshop on climate change last week, experts ... Read More »

Human activity defiles country’s lands

Unsustainable human activities, together with emerging climatic extremes, have increased pressure of pollution and degradation on Vietnam’s land, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has said.   The Ministry estimated that fertilisers used in agriculture reached 2.5 to 3 million tonnes a year, 50 to 70 percent of which was discharged into the environment. Meanwhile, 335 spots with pesticide ... Read More »

Hydropower projects intimidate Mekong Delta

VietNamNet Bridge – The upper reaches of the Mekong River are now seeing the operation of 100 out of 300 hydropower projects, which scientists warn of a threat to the Mekong Delta.   Experts forecast worsen landslide in the Mekong Delta. (Photo: SGGP) Dr. Chu Thai Hoanh, from the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), said that hydropower dams which have ... Read More »

Ba Cheo canal area’s people start their lives again from scratch

VietNamNet Bridge – After receiving money from Sonadezi, which was compensation for the damages caused by its discharged waste water, the local people in Ba Cheo canal area have begun re-organizing their lives from scratch. Waste firm agrees to cough up damages  Most of the local people in the area have confirmed that they received money in compensation from Sonadezi ... Read More »

Party gets serious about climate change

VietNamNet Bridge – The Central Committee of the Viet Nam Communist Party is developing a resolution to respond to climate change and protect the country’s environment and natural resources. Viet Nam News reporter Le Quynh Anh sat down with three experts to discuss the importance of this document to Viet Nam, a nation beset by pollution and vulnerable to the ... Read More »

Following the footprints of poachers

VietNamNet Bridge – The footprints of poachers can be found everywhere in the Ke Go natural forest and Huong Son watershed forest in Ha Tinh, the “hot spot,” where the wildlife has been killed in masses.     Poaching, a profitable career When meeting Le Van P, a professional hunter in Ky Thuong commune of Ky Anh district, to the ... Read More »

Chinese grow strange rice varieties on Vietnamese land

VietNamNet Bridge – Everyday, the Chinese man comes to the paddy field in the Hoa Phu commune of Chau Thanh district in Long An province, where he takes care of strange paddies. The stranger who grows strange rice varieties Local farmers in Hoa Phu commune have been seeing a Chinese man working on the rice field in the hamlet 1 ... Read More »

Douc langur is almost killed to make bone glue

VietNamNet Bridge – Buying a monkey to make bone glue, a man in the central province of Quang Tri discovered that the monkey is an endangered Douc langur which is named in the Red Book of Vietnam. The man gave the langur to the authorities to release it back to the forest.   The langur. In the afternoon of February ... Read More »

Two Owston’s civets return to Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – Two rare Owston’s civets born in the Newquay zoo, England, have been returned to Cuc Phuong national park as part of an international cooperation programme between the two countries.   In 2004, six mature civets were sent to the three famous UK parks including Newquay, Thrigby Hall and Shaldon Wildlife as part of a breeding programme which ... Read More »