Eight tonnes of smuggled wildlife products seized
Nearly eight tonnes of smuggled ivory, rhino horns and pangolin scales were discovered after a two-week investigation, deputy head of the central region's anti-smuggling team Pham Van Thien said today.
Man plants trees to stop erosion
Everyone has a passion, but Nguyen Van Lan has devoted his life to something different – planting the casuarina forest.Lan is a resident of Xuan Hoi Commune, Nghi Xuan District in the central province of HaTinh.
Can Gio conserves mangrove forests
The conservation and regeneration of mangrove forests in HCM City's coastal Can Gio District have been successfully accomplished since 2000, when the local administration took over the task, a district official told Viet Nam News on Saturday.
Pig-tailed macaque handed over to Quang Binh park
The Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park in the central Quang Binh Province has received a northern pig-tailed macaque, which is listed as a vulnerable species in the red list of International Union for Conservation of Nature and has the scientific name of Macaca leonina.  
Village blighted by polluted water
For over ten years, hundreds of households in Chuong My District's Lung Vi village have had to drink, wash and cook using polluted water.
Village incinerators a threat to the environment, residents
A survey by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has revealed small-scale incinerators for everyday garbage, including plastic, in Viet Nam do not meet environmental safety standards.
Hue building water treatment plant
Authorities in central Thua Thien Hue Province last Saturday broke ground for construction of a US$57 million waste water treatment plant.
Pangolins rescued in Thanh Hoa
Save Viet Nam's Wildlife (SVW) and Cuc Phuong National Park has rescued 56 Java Pangolins in Thanh Hoa Province.
Waste treatment of ash, cinder difficult
An increasing amount of ash and cinder released by thermal power plants is causing serious pollution and making waste treatment more difficult in industrial parks, a representative from the Ministry of Construction said.
Dien Bien loses forests to illegal loggers
Northern Dien Bien Province has lost 22,000ha of forest because of illegal logging, and the loss is expected to increase as forest rangers admit they cannot stop illegal logging.
Coal mine threat to Quang Ninh
Experts at a seminar here yesterday issued warnings about the uncontrolled exploitation of coal in Quang Ninh Province.
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


A tiring push for success seen as doomed to fail A tiring push for success seen as doomed to fail

It is just after seven in the evening when Nguyen Minh Trung gets home. It's been a long day, more than 12 hours, in fact, and he's exhausted.

Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh

Wiping sweat from his forehead, 36-year-old Trinh Duc Sang took big strides along a road covered with muddy coal sludge and dirt to the place that was his home until just three weeks ago. He climbed a rickety ladder that buckled under his weight to reach his neigh-bour's house overlooking a creek. From there, he crossed into his old home.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam 1    Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam

Pham Ba Lu swore thousands of times that he "would not live under the same sky as the United States".

Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA

Nearly 9 million people in Viet Nam, or 10 per cent of the population, suffer from mental disorders, including 2.5 per cent with serious mental illnesses under social protection.

Planning sector needs much simplification Planning sector needs much simplification

Over the years, a total of 71 legal documents and ordinances and 73 decrees have been enacted by the National Assembly and the Government to regulate planning in Viet Nam.