Central provinces grapple with increasing droughts
Falling water levels in several rivers and increasing salinity intrusion have authorities in the central region scrambling for solutions, local reports say.
Da Nang warned of forest fires
Prolonged and large scale hot weather has put the central city of Da Nang on the "dangerous" alert level of forest fire, according to the Da Nang Forest Management Department.
Waste not, want not
Students collect and classify waste at the 7th waste recycling festival 2014 held yesterday in HCM City. The festival, themed "Student 3T", which refers to the Vietnamese words for reduction, reuse and recycling of waste.
Wildlife education added to syllabus
The last Javan rhino in Viet Nam was found dead at the Cat Tien National Park in April 2010: It had been shot by poachers for its horn, Le Thi Thuy Dung, a biology teacher at a HCM City school, tells her class.
National action plan aims to further green growth
The Ministry of Planning and Investment on Friday announced a national action plan on "green growth" that focuses on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing the use of clean and renewable energy.
Operational rules issued for climate plan
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment on Thursday issued details of its operational framework for implementing an ecosystem-based adaptation for climate change, and will encourage its use across the country.
Failure to address water pollution has consequences
Viet Nam needs to have a comprehensive, unified set of rules to control water pollution in the country, because the problem has assumed very serious proportions, experts and officials said at workshop yesterday.
City rescues 21 endangered animals
Twenty one animals belonging to 11 endangered wildlife species were rescued in the first quarter, according to the Cu Chi Wildlife Rescue Station in HCM City.
Viet Nam has asked the US to continue its environmental protection assistance, especially in mitigating climate change.
Waste-fuel seized in northern craft village
Police in the northern province of Bac Ninh seized more than 70 tonnes of solid and hazardous waste at Phong Khe craft village in Bac Ninh City.
Life stinks in central commune
Nearly 3,000 residents in Pho Thanh Commune of central Quang Ngai Province have been living with a foul stench and odorous wastewater leaking from a nearby waste treatment facility in Duc Pho District.
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

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.

Facelift for ageing industrial zone
Facelift for ageing industrial zone

Companies in the 320-hectare Bien Hoa Industrial Zone 1, the country's oldest industrial area, have asked the Government to come up with a detailed plan on the zone's shift to an urban trade-and-services area.

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Light it up with fire on Hue's Truong Tien Bridge Light it up with fire on Hue's Truong Tien Bridge

The 150-year-old Truong Tien Bridge, which spans over the renowned Huong (Perfume) River in Hue City, was lit up by fire in an installation by French artist Carabosse on Friday evening.

Hospital provides free asthma treatment Hospital provides free asthma treatment

The Bach Mai General Hospital will provide free check-up consultations and treatment to newly asthmatic patients on April 26, to mark Global Asthma Day (May 1).

Failure to address water pollution has consequences 1    Failure to address water pollution has consequences

Viet Nam needs to have a comprehensive, unified set of rules to control water pollution in the country, because the problem has assumed very serious proportions, experts and officials said at workshop yesterday.

Tokyo police release VNA flight attendant Tokyo police release VNA flight attendant

Vietnam Airlines announced on Wednesday that the Japanese authorities had released its 25-year-old flight attendant who had been arrested on suspicion of smuggling stolen goods.

Paean to people with disabilities Paean to people with disabilities

A photo exhibition in Dong Nai Province underscores the will and perseverance of 25 disabled people who overcame their situation to lead normal lives.