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Hydropower dams endangering aquatic resources on Serepok River


VietNamNet Bridge – The rich aquatic resources on Serepok River are in danger as more hydropower dams are being built on the mainstream, leading to changes in the water current and environment. Serepok has a basin area of 12,030 square kilometers in Vietnam and mainstream total length of 290 kilometers.  The biodiversity of the river ... Read More »

Extreme weather affecting titanium exploitation


VietNamNet Bridge – The National Institute of Mining – Metallurgy Science & Technology (Vilumki) found that climate change has had a significant impact on titanium exploitation, with output predicted to decrease by 30 percent. The research team found that the activities of mining and processing titanium sand in the coastal areas from Thanh Hoa to Binh Thuan province are bearing ... Read More »

Three illegally-kept bears rescued in Ninh Binh


Non-governmental organisation Four Paws Viet and Ninh Binh Province’s forest management department on Monday rescued three Tibetan bears illegally held in captivity at two local households.     One of the three bears is rescued in Ninh Binh Province on November 6 The bears which weigh a total of around 100 kilogrammes were kept at the households in Ninh Phong ... Read More »

Illegal sand mining ravages An Giang Province


VietNamNet Bridge – Though illegal sand mining is rampant in the Bay Nui (Seven Mountains) area in the Mekong province of An Giang, provincial authorities said they are unable to catch any of the miners red-handed. Illegal sand mining is rampant at the foot of Bay Nui Mountain in An Giang Province. — VNS File Photo On October 27 in ... Read More »

Efforts made to tackle post-storm oil spill threat


Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha visited Quy Nhon beach in central Binh Dinh province on November 7 to inspect the search for missing sailors and direct response to possible oil spills from sunk freighters in storm Damrey. Freighter sunk in Quy Nhon waters Storm Damrey, the 12th of its kind developed in the East Sea, hit ... Read More »

Why ‘natural disaster’ is a misnomer


VietNamNet Bridge – In recent years, the mountainous province of Yen Bai in the north has consistently been among the hardest hit by natural disasters. Illegally felled logs that floated in floodwaters gathered in a village in Yen Bai Province. Massive, unchecked deforestation has compounded the impact of natural disasters in the northern province. — Photo However, it is ... Read More »

Landslides in Mekong Delta could lead to serious flooding


VietNamNet Bridge – There are 562 landslide spots in Mekong Delta with total length of over 786 kilometers, according to the General Department of Disaster Prevention and Control. Of these, 40 sites with total length of 131 kilometers are reported as ‘especially dangerous’, i.e. landslides directly threatening dykes’ safety, residential quarters and important infrastructure items.  These include 21 riverbank spots ... Read More »

APEC 2017: Cultural events to offer delegates’ visits

Artist Toba Mika introduces her paintings to visitors at a special exhibition in Da Nang in celebration of the APEC Year 2017. (Photo courtesy of organiser) Da Nang (VNA) – A series of cultural activities will be held through November in the central city and Hoi An for delegates to the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week and the APEC Voices of ... Read More »

Typhoon Damrey leaves 63 dead and missing

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung visited the central coastal province of Quang Nam – one of the hardest hit localities – to direct the flood response (Photo VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Typhoon Damrey, the 12th storm to hit Vietnam this year, killed 44 people and left 19 others unaccounted for as of November 6 morning. The typhoon levelled 1,358 ... Read More »