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Red-shanked douc rescued in Ninh Binh

Red-shanked douc langurs

The Endangered Primate Rescue Centre, Viet Nam (EPRC) has received a young red-shanked douc langur from the Thua Thien-Hue Forest Protection Department. The centre said the little langur, which is about 10 months old, had an eye infection and flu, and has received treatment there. The EPRC, which is based …

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Mineral firms must clean environment

Copper exploitation at Sinh Quyen Mine in Lao Cai Province. Keeping the environment clean is a key responsibility of every mineral exploitation company, especially as pollution recently made its way to the top of the government's agenda.

Keeping the environment clean is a key responsibility of every mineral exploitation company, especially as pollution recently made its way to the top of the government’s agenda. A conference in Ha Noi yesterday discussed companies’ social responsibilities in the field of mineral exploitation. The environmental police found 6,500 cases of …

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Removing mud will clean up Hoan Kiem Lake

Workers using German technology to dredge mud at Hoan Kiem Lake in the capital city of Ha Noi.

Excavating mud from the Hoan Kiem Lake bed, a Ha Noi symbol, will effectively clean it up and save the life of the legendary tortoise, the city’s Aquaculture Department said. Deputy Head of the department Ta Van Son said that the mud layer on the lake’s bed was between 60 …

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TV star Charlie Sheen says he is HIV positive

Actor Charlie Sheen is seen through a window as he sits on the set of the NBC Today show prior to being interviewed by host Matt Lauer in the Manhattan borough of New York City, November 17, 2015.

Former “Two and A Half Men” television star Charlie Sheen said on Tuesday he is HIV positive. Sheen, 50, told NBC’s “Today” show he was diagnosed about four years ago and said the reason he disclosed the information was because he was being blackmailed. “I am here to admit that …

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EVN replants trees in more than 12000ha

A view of the Huoi Quang Hydropower Plant in the northern mountainous Lai Chau Province. EVN has replanted trees to compensate for the trees it chopped down for its projects.

Vietnam Electricity Group (EVN) has replanted trees in more than 12,850ha to replace the forests it chopped down to make room for its 18 hydropower plants nationwide. The replanting of trees by three hydropower plants in the central region – A Vuong, Song Ba Ha and Buon Tua Srah — …

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UN grants $12.5m to bolster biodiversity

The project uses a non-refundable aid of US$12.5 million from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) via the Global Environmental Fund (GEF).

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has passed a project that ensures equitable sharing of benefits from genetic resources and targets conservation work and sustainable use of biodiversity in Viet Nam. The project is titled, “Capacity building for the ratification and implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources …

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BioTrade benefits both farmers and enterprises

Diep Ha Chau (scientifically known as Phyllanthus amarus), a popular herbal plant in South America, is grown in Phu Yen province by Vietroselle company under the BioTrade model.

It had started to rain heavily and Van tried his best to collect in a hurry all medicinal plants which were being dried on the ground. However, the 56-year-old man could not save much. “Again, I have lost most of the herbs because of unexpected rains,” Lam Thanh Van, a …

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ASEAN ministers adopt statement on climate change

The 2015 ASEAN joint statement on climate change was adopted by participants of the 13th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Environment, which wrapped up yesterday in Ha Noi.

The 2015 ASEAN joint statement on climate change was adopted by participants of the 13th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Environment, which wrapped up yesterday in Ha Noi. Approving the joint statement on climate change was one of the major aims of the 13th AMME. The statement is scheduled to be …

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Environment essential for growth: PM

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (M) attends the official opening ceremony of the 13th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Environment that opened yesterday in Ha Noi.

Environmental protection is actually the core of sustainable development in Viet Nam and all over the world. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung made the statement at the official opening ceremony of the 13th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Environment (AMME) that opened yesterday in Ha Noi. However, developing the economy while …

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