Illegal loggers fight forest guards
Once wary of local authorities and forest guards, loggers in the southern provinces of Lam Dong and Binh Thuan are growing increasingly defiant.
Tay Ninh firm fined for pollution
Tay Ninh's People's Committee yesterday issued a fine of VND300 million (US$14,000) to Tay Ninh Industrial Park Infrastructure Development Joint Company (JSC PTHT Tay Ninh Industrial Zones) for a problem in the wastewater treatment system of Trang Bang Industrial Park.
City customs officers seize elephant tusks
Customs officers at Tan Son Nhat International Airport yesterday reported the seizure of 59 illegally-transported elephant tusks weighing more than 40 kilos and worth more than VND2.4 billion (US$114,300).
Locals work together to save Hoa Binh's protected forests
Local residents tell many stories about loggers and those who burn forest for cultivation, but people in Ngoc Son – Ngo Luong Nature Reserve in the northern province of Hoa Binh have done the opposite, joining hands to protect forest in the reserve.
Pollution contaminates Hai Phong waterways
Pollution is severely affecting the rivers of Da Do, Re and Gia, the main source of water for irrigation and other activities of residents and businesses in this northern city.
VN assesses dam impact on Mekong
Viet Nam held its first national preliminary consultation seminar in Can Tho yesterday to assess the impact of the construction of the Don Sahong hydropower plant on the Mekong River in Laos.
Deputy PM speaks to UN on climate
Viet Nam would stand together with the world in fighting climate change, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh pledged at the United Nations Climate Change Summit on Tuesday.
Event discourages use of coal
Thousands of foreigners and local residents took part in "September Black Day" held last Sunday in HCM City to raise awareness about the negative impact of coal on human and environmental health.
Climate change affects children
Migrant and homeless children, children living in informal housing and children engaged in labour were more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change in Da Nang.
Hydro-power firms told to pay up
Many hydro-power plants have delayed paying annual charges for the preservation of catchment areas and associated forests used to produce electricity.
Project helps promote non-fired brick usage
The Prime Minister has approved a project to promote non-fired brick (NFB) production and utilisation.
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.


Authorities step in to save old trees 1    Authorities step in to save old trees

The Ha Noi People's Committee has asked Ha Noi Urban Railway Management Unit to try to avoid chopping down many old trees to make way for a future metro line.

Young travellers rescue bus accident victims Young travellers rescue bus accident victims

A group of 16 young Vietnamese motorbikers were first on the scene at last Monday's tragic bus accident on its way from the resort town of Sa Pa, which killed 13 of the 50 passengers on a sleeper bus.

Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water

People living in apartment buildings of the capital's new urban areas are expressing concern over poor-quality tap water.

Minister acts on highway peril Minister acts on highway peril

The Ministry of Transport has urged Lao Cai People's Committee to co-ordinate the completion of the highway linking Noi Bai airport with Lao Cai and the resort town of Sa Pa.

VN film triumphs at Venice festival 1    VN film triumphs at Venice festival

A film by Vietnamese female director Nguyen Hoang Diep beat seven other foreign debut features to win the Best Film prize at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival's International Critics' Week.