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HCM City speeds up relocation of houses along canals

HCM City authorities are finding solutions to speed up progress of relocating houses along canals by 2025.

Hanoi ranked as world’s fourth most air-polluted city

The Vietnamese capital ranked fourth among the top 100 worst air-polluted cities in the world on November 28, according to data released by Switzerland-based air quality monitor IQAir AirVisual.

Mangroves promote climate change mitigation and adaptation goals

The important role of mangrove forest was shared at an international workshop: ‘Leveraging Plural Values of Mangroves for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Goals’.

Award-winning journalist exposes wildlife traffickers, polluters in forests

As the writer of reports winning high prizes at competitions, Hoang Van Chien, born in 1988, has experienced many hardships to become a journalist aiming to protect wildlife named in the Red Book.

VN eco-label criteria for environmentally friendly plastic packaging issued

There are three specific criteria concerning materials, substances, and fuels; technical characteristics and permissible limits of pollution parameters in the product; and recovery, recycling, processing, and disposal.

Voluntary group cleans waste in Bien Hoa City’s local canals

The group was established since July 2023. The group has launched more than 20 campaigns, treating over 10 tonnes of waste in four wards of Quyết Thắng, Tân Tiến, Trảng Dài, Bửu Hòa, and Biên Hòa City.

Mekong Delta Region needs urgent measures to cope with landslides

The situation of landslides along riverbanks and coastlines in the Mekong Delta is becoming increasingly severe, while preventive measures are challenging due to a lack of funding.

Wallabies brought in Vietnam by smugglers: Forest Ranger agency

The local forest ranger agency said that wallabies in the Northern Province of Cao Bang which were discovered by local inhabitants were brought to Vietnam by smugglers.

Flood and landslides warning capabilities must be improved: forecasting official

Floods, landslides, and other natural disasters are common occurrences in Vietnam, often characterised by their rapid and localised impacts.

VN recommended to regulate MEPS for air conditioners

The cooling sector is a major source of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

Cham Islands eye on Nature Reserve promotion

The debut of the Chàm Islands Nature Reserve would help improve the protection of natural areas for Quảng Nam and bring more value in eco-tourism, research, education, investment and ‘green’ growth in the future.

First waste-to-energy plant inaugurated in northern Vietnam

A plant that treats domestic solid waste and industrial waste to generate electricity was inaugurated in Phu Lang village, northern Bac Ninh province, on November 1.

Strategies needed for ecosystem service exploitation & biodiversity conservation

The goal is to evaluate the impact of ecosystem services on socio-economic development, quantify the value of these services, and use them as a basis for crafting appropriate policies.

Overflowing waste threatens coastal environment in south-central province

The high pace of urbanisation, coupled with increased production and tourism activities, has been particularly straining on the environment in many rural and coastal areas.

Vietnam strives to cut use of chemicals harmful to ozone layer

Vietnam will scale down production and consumption of Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) - powerful greenhouse gases which are the main drivers of climate change.

Coastal forest development essential

The project called “Modernising the Forestry Sector and Enhancing Resilience in Coastal Areas” sponsored by the World Bank (WB), is one of many ongoing projects to plant, care for and protect coastal forests.

HCM City faces difficulties dealing with rising amounts of waste

Many people in HCM City's Cu Chi District are complaining about serious pollution coming from two waste treatment plants in the area.

Rare albino baby turtle born in Con Dao

An albino baby turtle named Blanche has been born at the Let’s Get Cracking incubation centre, announced Six Senses Con Dao luxury beach resort in the southern province of Ba Ria - Vung Tau.

Bear rescued from two-decade captivity in HCM City

Ninh Binh Bear Sanctuary announced on October 22 that they have received an Asiatic black bear which was previously rescued from a farm in HCM City.

HCM City seeks to encourage people’s habit of classifying waste at its source

Although the programme of classifying household solid waste at its source has been piloted and implemented for many years in HCM City, it has not been highly effective, because most people are not aware of the importance of waste classification.