The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta suffered losses worth more than VNĐ4.7 trillion (US$215 million) due to the severe and prolonged drought and saltwater intrusion last dry season, the Southwest Region Steering Committee has reported.
A 23-year-old man from HCM City’s Gò Vấp District on Tuesday (June 21) was sentenced to five years in prison and fined VNĐ50 million (US$2,242) for illegal trading wildlife.
The People’s Committee of the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai has proposed that the Prime Minister considers stopping investment in a hydro power plant at Kon Chư Răng Natural Reserve in Kbang District.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) has suspended the titan exploitation at Nam Suối Nhum mine for three months due to a reservoir collapse.
HCM City is one of hotspots where the illegal trade and consumption of wildlife animals and plants take place on a large scale, experts have said.
Some 28,000 volunteers and soldiers collected garbage along the country’s coastline yesterday at the launch of the biggest ever national beach cleanup campaign.
El Nino-triggered coral bleaching has spread to approximately one fourth of coral reef areas around Côn Đảo Islands off the southern province of Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu since March. The worst bleaching occured in May.
Chairman of the Hà Nội People’s Committee Nguyễn Đức Chung has asked the Hà Nội Electricity Company not to cut power during the ongoing hot weather.
A fire broke out yesterday in the forest bordering Thanh Chương District’s Thanh Lâm Commune and Nam Đàn District’s Nam Lộc Commune in this central province, destroying several hectares of forest.
The Tây Nguyên (Central Highlands) and central regions are expanding areas to breed livestock as well as other animals like sheep, ostriches, goats, honeybees and silkworms.