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Biodiversity conservation initiative kicks off in Red River Delta

Vietnam has started implementing the third phase of the Asia-Pacific Biosphere Reserves for Environmental and Economic Security (BREES) initiative in the Red River Delta Biosphere Reserve. As part of the 2013 work plan between the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), the BREES initiative aims at ... Read More »

USAID helps detoxicate Da Nang

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) on February 19 announced that it has contracted with TerraTherm Inc. to carry out thermal remediation of dioxin at Da Nang airport in the central city of the same name. TerraTherm’s remediation technology plays a vital role in the US-funded project’s efforts to clean up dioxin contamination from Agent Orange the airport where ... Read More »

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 longer than 10 minutes and ... 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 »