Việt Nam commits to better bear preservation
The Việt Nam Administration of Agriculture on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with AnimalsAsia on building plans to better protect bears.
The Southern Institute of Ecology has discovered three new plant species unknown to the world in the Sơn Trà Nature Reserve during a three-year research and revaluation of its biodiversity, Dr Lưu Hồng Trường told a scientific conference in Đà Nẵng last week.
Việt Nam’s urban environment, especially in big cities, is facing numerous challenges, including air and water pollution, solid waste treatment and flooding, according to the 2016 National Environmental Report issued on Thursday in Hà Nội.
Cities consume 70 per cent of Việt Nam’s total energy and discharge 70 per cent of the country’s total carbon dioxide emissions, a policy dialogue announced yesterday in Hà Nội.
Noise pollution in urban areas, mostly caused by traffic, factories and construction sites, has become more severe in recent years, affecting the quality of life.
Việt Nam has launched its first energy efficiency network in HCM City.
A newly effective bill, the government’s Decree No.59/2017 on the management of access to genetic resources and the sharing of benefits arising from their utilisation (issued by the government on May 12, 2017), was expected to protect the country’s rich genetic resources from regretful loss to outside parties.
An endangered pygmy slow loris found by a local 16-year-old boy is now in the care of the Biên Hòa City Forest Protection Sub-department in Đồng Nai Province.
The Central Steering Committee on Disaster Prevention has sent an urgent letter to Hòa Bình Hydropower Company to start discharge water as the water level in reservoir is high.
HCM City is creating favourable conditions for investors to reuse and recycle garbage to produce electricity, according to Nguyễn Thành Phong, Chairman of the city People’s Committee.