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Bank collapse sweeps away houses

The dyke at Vĩnh Bình Commune in Chợ Lách District is being strengthened. Four houses were swept away and  seven others had to evacuate after a riverside bank collapsed on Monday evening in Vĩnh Bình Commune in the Mekong Delta Province  of Bến Tre. The landslide stretched for 350 metres …

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Bắc Kạn investigates illegal hazardous dumps

Police in the northern mountain province of Bắc Kạn are investigating the case of illegal hazardous dumping. Police in the northern mountain province of Bắc Kạn have detained a truck driver to investigate the pouring of hazardous industrial waste in Chợ Mới’s District’s Yên Đĩnh Commune. The driver, Phùng Xuân …

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E-waste needs more recycling effort

The disposal of electronic waste in Việt Nam has been rapidly increasing for several years. However, the current recycling process amounts to preliminary processing and can hardly produce raw materials for re-production, experts have said. The Hà Nội University of Technology’s Institute of Environmental Science and Technology recently reported that …

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3,200 children join Valuing Nature in Childhood Programme

NINH BÌNH — Some 3,200 children in northern Ninh Bình Province’s Nho Quan District are expected to join this school year’s Valuing Nature in Childhood Programme. The programme which was officially launched on Sunday, is being implemented by Save Việt Nam’s Wildlife. As scheduled, the children will be divided into …

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Struggle Ro Manage Muong Phang Forest

Management of the Mường Phăng forest in the northern mountain province of Điện Biên had faced a number of difficulties, said Nguyễn Việt Cường, director of the Mường Phăng Forest and Environment Management Board. The forest has a total area of more than 4,400ha, covering Pá Khoang and Mường Phăng …

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Saline Fields Leave Quang Binh Farmers Worried

Farmers in central Quảng Bình Province are facing a dilemma as their paddy fields have been affected by salty water following the typhoon Doksuri last September. The salinity has impacted 110ha of land in the province’s Bắc Trạch Commune in Bố Trạch District, leaving local farmers hesitant about sowing rice …

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Why “natural disaster” is a misnomer

In recent years, the mountainous province of Yên Bái in the north has consistently been among the hardest hit by natural disasters. However, it is patently obvious that human activities have exacerbated the devastation caused. Many serious cases of deforestation have been uncovered in the province, but nothing much comes …

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PM approves climate change, green growth programme

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has green lighted the target programme to cope with climate change and promote green growth during 2016-20. The programme is designed to improve local residents’ abilities to adapt to climate change, boost green growth and transition towards a low-carbon economy. The programme includes four components: …

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