Pollution threatens river's fish farming
Serious pollution in the Vam Co Dong River is the main reason for heavy losses to fish farmers in Tay Ninh Province, local environmental authorities have confirmed.
Dong Nai to build homes despite pollution warnings
The Dong Nai People's Committee said it plans to go ahead with housing construction on land reclaimed from the Dong Nai River despite a warning from the Viet Nam River Network that it would harm the river.
Viet Nam River Network (VRN) has called for the cancellation of a residential development on 8.4 hectares of reclaimed land beside the Dong Nai River in southern Dong Nai Province.
Fire destroys 3ha of Ham Rong Mountain forest
A huge forest fire broke out yesterday in Ham Rong Mountain of Pleiku City, in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai, threatening the operation of two transceiver stations.
Lam Dong unveils its go green plan
The Lam Dong Province People's Committee on Sunday unveiled a plan for the "Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through efforts to reduce deforestation and forest degradation, sustainable management of forest resources, conservation and enhancement of forest carbon stocks" to be implemented through 2020.
Ha Noi observes Earth Hour 2015
The city saved 241,000kWh of electricity, worth about US$19,000, by switching off lights in Ha Noi's offices, buildings, bulletin boards and other non-essential electrical equipment during Earth Hour 2015 from 8.30pm from 9.30pm yesterday.
The practical application of "green" knowledge has slashed the use of chemical fertilisers by half by farmers in central Thua Thien-Hue Province.
Environmental taxes mostly misused: official
Environmental protection fees paid to the Government by miners is supposed to be used by local authorities to offset environmental damage through revegetation and landscaping.
Ministries hinder ‘green' campaign
Lack of co-operation at ministry level is hindering the implementation of last year's Law on Environment Protection.
IZ firms find pollution controls too expensive
Many companies in industrial zones claim they lack capital to introduce equipment to save energy and lessen emissions.
Ha Long Bay sand mining boats seized
The Crime Prevention Department in the northern province of Quang Ninh have seized several boats involved in illegal sand mining in Ha Long Bay.
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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Experts slam failure to save old trees Experts slam failure to save old trees

Distinguished scientists and experts in the field of urban planning raised many challenges at a conference yesterday to review Ha Noi's urban tree planning.

Whistleblowers to be rewarded up to US$160,000 1    Whistleblowers to be rewarded up to US$160,000

The Ministry of Home Affairs and the Government Inspectorate have issued a joint circular announcing that whistleblowers will be rewarded up to VND3.4 billion (US$160,000).

Daewoo founder seeks to inspire youth Daewoo founder seeks to inspire youth

As you get older, you spend hours regretting each minute you wasted in your youth, which flies by.

IZ firms find pollution controls too expensive IZ firms find pollution controls too expensive

Many companies in industrial zones claim they lack capital to introduce equipment to save energy and lessen emissions.

Caves in Quang Binh will soon echo with the sounds of runners Caves in Quang Binh will soon echo with the sounds of runners

Quang Binh, home of the biggest cave in the world, Son Doong, is offering visitors treks, caving tours and a race.