Seismologists predict potential earthquakes
Viet Nam's geographic location near several fault lines puts it at risk for moderate to severe earthquakes, according to seismologists.
Vinh Tan power plant still polluting residential areas
Pollution caused by Vinh Tan Thermal Power Complex in southern Binh Thuan Province still persists despite local authorities' efforts to prevent cinders and ash from blowing into nearby residential areas.
Long Bien wholesale market causing pollution
Pollution caused by rotten products and wastewater has become alarming at the Long Bien Market, the biggest wholesale market of the northern region, reported Thoi Bao Kinh Doanh (Business Times) Newspaper.
Cam Xa Commune dubbed VN's ‘electronic waste capital'
Rapid changes in technology, changes in software, falling prices, and planned obsolescence, have resulted in a fast-growing buildup of electronic waste in Viet Nam.Cam Xa Commune in the northern province of Hung Yen's My Hao District is considered to be the "e-waste capital of the country".
Bac Hung Hai River polluted  with industrial waste water
Environmental pollution in a section of Bac Hung Hai River flowing through northern Hung Yen Province's Yen My District has damaged local people's health and daily life.
Impact of climate pact on VN mulled
The impact of the Paris Agreement reached at the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) on Viet Nam and the country's preparations for implementing the deal were analysed and discussed at a workshop in Ha Noi yesterday.
Forum to prepare VN for implementation of 2015 Paris Agreement
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment will invite heads of international development partners to a high-level policy forum in March to prepare for Viet Nam's implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement.
Experts warn coastal groundwater overused
Groundwater levels along thousands of kilometres of coast stretching from Hai Phong City to Ca Mau Province have dropped to alarming levels due to overexploitation for daily use by households.
Ministry, Swedish embassy launch smart water innovation contest
The Swedish Embassy in Ha Noi and the natural resources and environment ministry yesterday launched a national smart water innovation contest.
ENV declares war on crimes against pangolin
The Education for Nature – Viet Nam (ENV) yesterday launched a campaign declaring war on crimes against pangolins.
Gov't to increase energy efficiency in buildings
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved an efficient-energy project aimed at reducing the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by trade centres and apartment complexes in major cities.
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


Teacher's long fight for justice pays off Teacher's long fight for justice pays off

Nguyen Than spent years trying to prove the innocence of his former student, wrongfully convicted on a murder charge 18 years ago.

Passion motivates circus artists to take risks Passion motivates circus artists to take risks

The circus has always been about performers attempting precarious and daring acts in exchange for the intangible reward of the roar of the crowd.

New flowers grown for Tet New flowers grown for Tet

Farmers in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta will offer new varieties of flowers for the upcoming Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, which falls on February 8 this year.

VN strives to reform customs ahead of FTAs VN strives to reform customs ahead of FTAs

The World Trade Organisation's Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) would boost customs reforms to facilitate trade across borders in line with international standards, an official has said.