Da Nang to build stronger homes in disaster prone areas
The central city has created a pilot programme to build stronger houses in disaster-affected areas in co-operation with domestic and foreign insurance companies.
Viet Nam's elephants on brink of extinction
Experts and conservationists are calling for increased funding and efforts to save the dwindling number of elephants in Viet Nam.
Deputy PM cracks whip at high pollution thermal plant
Deputy Primer Minister Hoang Trung Hai has called for severe self-criticism from the managers of the Vinh Tan Thermal Plant No 2 and ordered them to ensure there is no more environmental pollution or adverse effects on local residents, thousands of whom had demonstrated and stopped traffic on National Highway No 1A this month.
Ha Noi to restore river flows
Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai on Saturday inspected river systems in the south and west of Ha Noi with a view to initiating measures that will restore water flows and reduce pollution.
Nam Son waste dump torments local residents
Heavy pollution from the Nam Son garbage dump has badly affected the lives of residents in Ha Noi's Soc Son District, officials say.
All bears being raised in captivity in Quang Ninh Province have to be transferred to the Tam Dao Bear Rescue Centre in the Vinh Phuc Province by the end of next month, the Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry (MARD) ordered yesterday.
Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys
The Nghe An Province's environmental crimes division said this morning that it has detained a man for allegedly trafficking monkeys following a tip-off.
Another domestic elephant killed in Dak Lak
Another elephant was killedon Wednesday in Ea WerCommune, Buon Don District, becoming the fourth domestic elephant to die in Dak Lak province since beginning of this year.
Rhino horns worthless and potentially deadly
"It is not difficult to find sellers of rhinoceros horns," declared a woman who was attending an online speech in HCM City by Dr Lorinda Hern, founder of the Rhino Rescue Project, on Wednesday.
Customs seize ivory from Europe
Customs officers at Ha Noi's Noi Bai International Airport seized yesterday more than 65 kilos of ivory horns and tusks, believed to come from African rhinocerous and elephants.
Central Highland region suffering from deforestation
A recent survey revealed that the total forest area of five provinces in the Central Highland region, has dropped by nearly 360,000 hectares (ha), compared with a previous survey in 2008.
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

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Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier

Seventy-nine-year-old former Vietnamese commando Lam Son Nao still feels uncomfortable whenever he thinks about the moment he tried to recover 84 kilos of explosives that had been left near the USNS Core aircraft carrier.

When festivals lose sight of the people 1    When festivals lose sight of the people

Last year I visited George Town in Penang, Malaysia. I was excited to find a lot of similarities between it and my hometown, Hue.

Cultural events lead to fireworks competition 1    Cultural events lead to fireworks competition

An International cuisine event will be held in the central city as a lead up to this weekend's scheduled seventh Da Nang International Fireworks Competition, a contest between teams representing five countries.

Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS 1    Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS

Da Nang plans to use the geographic information system (GIS) in the city's public tree management work, the municipal People's Committee spokesman Vo Van Thuong said.

Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys

The Nghe An Province's environmental crimes division said this morning that it has detained a man for allegedly trafficking monkeys following a tip-off.