Teacher wins award for best Powerpoint lecture on wildlife protection
A teacher at Vo Van Tan Secondary School in Tan Binh District won first prize in a contest on Powerpoint lesson on wildlife protection.
Long An households suffer water shortage
Nearly 500 households in the southern province of Long An's Tan Trach Commune have been suffering serious water shortages for several months due to the ongoing severe drought.
Burning waste not answer to pollution
The northern provinces of Vinh Phuc, Bac Ninh, Bac Giang and Phu Tho have spent billions of dong on waste incinerators to deal with pollution, but they could be making the problem worse, according to Tuoi Tre Thu Do (Capital Youth) newspaper.
Pollution returns to City's canals
Several canals in HCM City have been seriously polluted by junk and waste thrown in by neighbouring residents. Phan Van Han Canal in Binh Thanh District is now bubbling with waste. The water is black and stinks and floats back into the homes of those who created the problem.
Experts examine growing threat to Viet Nam's dwindling biodiversity
Viet Nam's struggle with its degrading biodiversity was the top concern expressed by experts at a meeting commemorating International Day for Biological Diversity at Botanical Garden, Ha Noi, on Friday.
Scientists have proposed the establishment of a state company specialised in storing radioactive waste ahead of the construction of two nuclear power plants in Ninh Thuan province.
Nation needs more action to combat climate change
Viet Nam has been told to strengthen its response to climate change by including strategic investment in a low-carbon future in its planning and budgeting strategy.
For six years, a dreadful stink has upset residents living near a channel carrying waste-water from the Phu Loc waste-water treatment station in the city's Thanh Khe District.
City waste plants to generate electricity
HCM City plans to reduce environmental pollution by reducing the rate of buried waste to under 40 per cent by the end of the year.
France, VN respond to climate change with $17.8m agreement
An agreement for a 20 million euro loan (US$17.8 million) to tackle climate change in Viet Nam was signed between the French and Vietnamese governments in Ha Noi yesterday.
Polluted water kills thousands year
A new law was needed to tackle water pollution a workshop has been told in Ha Noi.The new law, together with another call for the National Assembly to exercise its supervision of the water environment, came after a health ministry report that each year 9,000 people die and 200,000 others were diagnosed with cancers because of using polluted water.
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


Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier

Seventy-nine-year-old former Vietnamese commando Lam Son Nao still feels uncomfortable whenever he thinks about the moment he tried to recover 84 kilos of explosives that had been left near the USNS Core aircraft carrier.

When festivals lose sight of the people 1    When festivals lose sight of the people

Last year I visited George Town in Penang, Malaysia. I was excited to find a lot of similarities between it and my hometown, Hue.

Cultural events lead to fireworks competition 1    Cultural events lead to fireworks competition

An International cuisine event will be held in the central city as a lead up to this weekend's scheduled seventh Da Nang International Fireworks Competition, a contest between teams representing five countries.

Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS 1    Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS

Da Nang plans to use the geographic information system (GIS) in the city's public tree management work, the municipal People's Committee spokesman Vo Van Thuong said.

Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys

The Nghe An Province's environmental crimes division said this morning that it has detained a man for allegedly trafficking monkeys following a tip-off.