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Bio-data chips implanted in tame elephants

The Elephant Conservation Centre in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak is carrying out implant of microchips in captive elephants. A captive elephant in the Central Highlands province of Dak L​ak gets a chip implanted with all its biological and health details. (Photo: ttbtvoidaklak.org.vn) The province has 45 captive elephants, according to the centre. ... Read More »

Locals tire of slow progress of rubber plantations

VietNamNet Bridge – The decision to contribute land for rubber plantations has turned out to be a heavy burden on Son La’s people. What scientists had warned about has come true: both output and latex quality are below expectations. Son La’s people rushed to grow rubber Lo Van Cuong, deputy head of Ca hamlet of Quynh Nhai district, told reporters ... Read More »

Monitoring system allows farming of shrimp in all weather conditions

VietNamNet Bridge – If environment indexes exceed permitted levels, the smart monitoring system will give an alert on the spot and via smartphones, and will turn certain devices on or off. The monitoring system The system is part of a research project to design a smart model to regulate shrimp farming ponds implemented by Pham Luong Hoan, Phan Van Dong, ... Read More »

Elephants sighted in Ha Tinh national park

VietNamNet Bridge – Camera traps in Vu Quang National Park in central Ha Tinh Province recently captured pictures of elephants, affirming the existence of the giant mammal. Photo of an elephant captured by camera traps in Ha Tinh national park. Photo courtesy of Vu Quang National Park According to the park’s deputy director, Nguyen Thuong Hai, the park is going ... Read More »

Company in Hung Yen fined for environmental violations

A company in My Hao District, northern Hung Yen Province, has been fined more than VNĐ600 million (US$26,000) for various environmental violations.  Manufacturing line of the Phương Đông company. – Photo baohungyen.vn Phương Đông Import and Export Joint Stock Company was subjected to administrative penalties for failing to report the spill of waste mud containing toxic elements. The company discharged ... Read More »

HCMC encourages waste-to-energy projects, offering opportunity to investors

VietNamNet Bridge – More than 40 investors have expressed willingness to develop plants which burn waste to generate electricity. Solid waste would increase by 6 percent per annum Director of the HCMC Department of Natural Resources and the Environment Nguyen Toan Thang said at a conference calling for investment in WTE that with the annual growth rate of 5 percent ... Read More »

Water pollution getting worse: experts

VietNamNet Bridge – Widespread water pollution nationwide has inflicted an estimated economic loss of VND11.6 trillion (US$510.7 million) in the last ten years and the situation is not getting better, an environmental expert says. Residents in the northern city of Sơn La wash clothes and vegetables in water collected in plastic buckets. Widespread water pollution has inflicted economic losses of ... Read More »

Rare doucs in Son Tra need preserving

VietNamNet Bridge – Scientists have called on re-programming the development of the Son Tra peninsula to protect doucs, a rare primate. There are more than 1,300 doucs in Son Tra Green Viet, a biodiversity conservation center, said there are more than 1,300 doucs in Son Tra. However, Tran Viet Phuong, head of the Da Nang Forest Rangers’ Unit, said the ... Read More »

Untreated waste pollutes environment in Vinh Phuc

With tonnes of waste discarded directly into fields, lakes and ponds or dumped on roadsides for years, the northern province of Vinh Phuc has a serious pollution problem. Over 650 tonnes of rubbish are discharged every day in V​inh Phuc’s rural area Provincial reports say that Vinh Yen city and Phuc Yen town alone generate 180 tonnes of domestic waste ... Read More »

Huge sum of money to save Cua Dai Beach is just ‘drop in the ocean’

VietNamNet Bridge – The landslides at Cua Dai seaside in Hoi An City in Quang Nam province are getting more serious. The state has poured hundreds of billions of dong to fight erosion, but the efforts have been futile. The landslides are getting more serious Cua Dai beach has been hit by serious erosion since the beginning of the rainy ... Read More »