Villagers block access to quarries
Frustrated and incensed residents of Huong Phuoc and Tan Cang villages in Dong Nai Province have been blocking roads used by quarries to transport rocks since Monday.
National biodiversity database takes shape
The framework of the national biodiversity database, the result of a three-year US$3 million project funded by the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA), was announced yesterday in Ha Noi.
Erosion threatens coastline
Soil erosion threatens the livelihood of more than 50 households in southern Ben Tre Province's Bao Thuan Ward. The erosion also threatens crucial infrastructure in Thanh Hai Commune such as roads and bridges.
Populations of rare langur found in Quang Binh mountain
Rare Ha Tinh langurs were found on a mountain in central Quang Binh, according to the local Forest Ranger Department.
Ancient craft village battles devastating pollution
In a field filled with smoke, two women burned scrap metal. They had brought the metal here to burn so the smoke would not pollute the village, a job that brought them a daily wage of VND100,000 (nearly US$5). After the fire burned out, they would bring home what was left and salvage the usable pieces.
New web tool to help VN tackle emissions
A new web tool that calculates Viet Nam's energy supply and demand and how they interact with the country's greenhouse gas emissions until 2050 officially debuted yesterday in Ha Noi.
Heat waves seen increasing: report
By the end of this century, two to 10 additional heat waves triggered by climate change will hit Viet Nam every year, with the south and central highlands regions suffering the most, according to a report released yesterday in Ha Noi by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
Mekong tackles climate change
The Government of Viet Nam plans to use sea dykes, trees and a freshwater reservoir to minimise the damage caused by landslides and land erosion in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang.
Bear deaths in Ha Long spur urgent calls for gov't action
Animals Asia Foundation has warned that a number of bears are being starved and left to die at bear farms near Ha Long Bay, prompting serious calls for action.
Illegal aquaculture threatens Ha Long Bay
Efforts to prevent local residents from living on houseboats in Ha Long Bay have largely failed due to a lack of aquaculture planning and management. Their continued presence has some concerned that they will continue to contribute to Ha Long Bay's growing pollution problem.
Banned industrial waste leaking in via import loopholes
The larger community ends up paying the price as businesses continue to abuse legal loopholes and bring banned industrial waste into the country, officials say.
City budgets $3.3b for climate change plan
City budgets $3.3b for climate change plan

HCM City has earmarked VND70.54 trillion (US$3.3 billion) for 36 projects to mitigate the effects of climate change, which is expected to severely affect the city.

Funds provided for disaster risk effort
Funds provided for disaster risk effort

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) are assisting Viet Nam in disaster risk management, particularly in risks related to climate change.

Policies need to be put into practice

Cao Si Kiem, president of the Viet Nam Small and Medium Enterprises Association, talks to Ha Noi Moi (New Ha Noi) newspaper about incentive policies


Military helicopter crash kills four crew members Military helicopter crash kills four crew members

Four crew members were killed when a Viet Nam Air Force UH-1 helicopter crashed during a training exercise yesterday morning.

VN committed to realising TPP VN committed to realising TPP

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh reiterated Viet Nam's commitment to negotiating and realising the terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) for the benefit of all TPP members while meeting US Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Stefan M. Selig yesterday in Ha Noi.

Talented ‘stage magician' tells story in memoir Talented ‘stage magician' tells story in memoir

Artist Thanh Loc will begin his five-city tour tomorrow in HCM City to launch his newly published memoirs.

Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings

Viet Nam jumped up four steps in international football rankings, according to FIFA's latest list.

Ministry to tighten control over wild Ministry to tighten control over wild

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has urged relevant ministries and agencies to tighten management over centres that raise dangerous wild animals in order to ensure the safety of local people.