Ancient craft village battles devastating pollution
In a field filled with smoke, two women burned scrap metal. They had brought the metal here to burn so the smoke would not pollute the village, a job that brought them a daily wage of VND100,000 (nearly US$5). After the fire burned out, they would bring home what was left and salvage the usable pieces.
New web tool to help VN tackle emissions
A new web tool that calculates Viet Nam's energy supply and demand and how they interact with the country's greenhouse gas emissions until 2050 officially debuted yesterday in Ha Noi.
Heat waves seen increasing: report
By the end of this century, two to 10 additional heat waves triggered by climate change will hit Viet Nam every year, with the south and central highlands regions suffering the most, according to a report released yesterday in Ha Noi by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
Mekong tackles climate change
The Government of Viet Nam plans to use sea dykes, trees and a freshwater reservoir to minimise the damage caused by landslides and land erosion in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang.
Bear deaths in Ha Long spur urgent calls for gov't action
Animals Asia Foundation has warned that a number of bears are being starved and left to die at bear farms near Ha Long Bay, prompting serious calls for action.
Illegal aquaculture threatens Ha Long Bay
Efforts to prevent local residents from living on houseboats in Ha Long Bay have largely failed due to a lack of aquaculture planning and management. Their continued presence has some concerned that they will continue to contribute to Ha Long Bay's growing pollution problem.
Banned industrial waste leaking in via import loopholes
The larger community ends up paying the price as businesses continue to abuse legal loopholes and bring banned industrial waste into the country, officials say.
The Ha Noi Counterfeit Goods Prevention and Environment Police Division teams busted a tobacco trafficking ring accused of transporting and storing 3,240 packs of illegally imported foreign cigarettes on Saturday.
HCM City canal remains dirty after $46m cleanup
Though HCM City and Binh Duong have spent more than a trillion dong (US$46.7 million) in the past eight years to clean up the Ba Bo Canal, the increasing discharge of untreated wastewater from nearby factories means the efforts have come to naught.
Pollution bites
Fish have died en mass in a section of the Dong Nai River running through the southern province of Dong Nai's Bien Hoa City in recent days.
Council discusses Mekong resources
A review of new hydropower plant projects along the Mekong River, especially the Don Sahong Hydropower Plant, was on the agenda at the first meeting of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Council this year.
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


VN committed to realising TPP VN committed to realising TPP

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh reiterated Viet Nam's commitment to negotiating and realising the terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) for the benefit of all TPP members while meeting US Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Stefan M. Selig yesterday in Ha Noi.

VN Railway Authority head found dead VN Railway Authority head found dead

Director of Viet Nam Railway Authority Nguyen Huu Thang was found dead in his office yesterday in Ha Noi.

Student looks to improve traffic 2    Student looks to improve traffic

South Korean high school student Chihyun Ryu has spent her time in Ha Noi over the last three and a half years walking around Hoan Kiem Lake, and riding on the back of her father's motorbike taking videos of the chaotic traffic.

Talented ‘stage magician' tells story in memoir Talented ‘stage magician' tells story in memoir

Artist Thanh Loc will begin his five-city tour tomorrow in HCM City to launch his newly published memoirs.

Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings

Viet Nam jumped up four steps in international football rankings, according to FIFA's latest list.