Authorities said that four more bears have died in a private farm in Ha Long city in Quang Ninh Province. In January, four bears had died in the same farm, bringing their number down to five from 40 several years ago.
Fire prevention measures drive cranes away
Poor management of fire threats in the Mekong Delta's Tram Chim National Park, a Ramsar site, has caused a sharp decline in the number of sarus cranes there in recent years, a scientist has said.
Tien Giang could lose forest buffer to climate change
The mangrove forest in Tien Giang's province Go Cong coastal region could disappear forever if effective solutions are not identified and implemented immediately, worried officials say.
Cajuput forest faces high risk of forest fires
At least 3,000 hectares (ha) of the Cajuput forest in U Minh Ha National Park in Ca Mau Province is quite dry, with 1,200ha facing high risk of catching fire.
Plan for waste treatment in Nhue-Day basin
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a plan to treat solid waste in the Nhue-Day river basin through 2030, in which 18 treatment plants will be upgraded or built.
Animal hunters face criminal charges
The management board of the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in the central province of Quang Binh issued two documents last week outlining legal proceedings against violations of regulations on protecting animals on the list of rare species.
Bids approved for mineral exploitation rights
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has approved a plan on the first biddings for mineral exploitation rights in 2015, which include minerals in four areas.
Water-resource security a key mission this year
Ensuring water-resource security and balancing supply and demand of using water was identified as key missions this year for the National Council on Water Resources.
Water hyacinth blocks barges in polluted Tay Ninh river
For more than a week, the surface of Vam Co Dong River in the southern province of Tay Ninh has been blanketed with water hyacinths, due to pollution.
Firm fined for waste violations
The People's Committee of the southern province of Tay Ninh has fined a local company VND290 million (US$13,800) for repeated violations of illegally discharging untreated waste water into the environment.
Clean up your act, Ha Noi tells investors
The Ha Noi Department of Construction has set April 30 as the deadline for investors to submit reports on the implementation of residential projects, of particular concern are waste water treatment stations.
City budgets $3.3b for climate change plan
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
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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Confiscated bikes set for charity sale 1    Confiscated bikes set for charity sale

The National Traffic Safety Committee plans to sell motorbikes and bicycles driving on expressways that have been banned for their use.

Cycling race escort dies in accident Cycling race escort dies in accident

A member of a motorbike escort group for the Binh Duong Open International Women's Bike Race died yesterday after being hit by a motorbike tour group.

Vietnamese cuisine book journeys out of 5-star resort's kitchen Vietnamese cuisine book journeys out of 5-star resort's kitchen

The five-star Furama Resort has released a 120-page cookbook titled A Journey Through Viet Nam's Cuisine, featuring recipes from the resort's culinary library.

HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels

A series of activities on climate change and energy have been launched by 350.org Viet Nam aimed at raising people's awareness about the threat of a carbon bubble.

Da Nang to teach archipelago history Da Nang to teach archipelago history

The history of Da Nang and its relationship with the Hoang Sa Archipelago (Paracel Islands) will be introduced into the curricula at secondary and high schools in the central coastal city this year, officials have announced.