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Nguyen Huu Thien, talks to the newspaper Thanh Niên (Young People) on the eco-system in the Mekong Delta and threats from climate change.

Let every breath count: UNICEF Vietnam

UNICEF Representative in Vietnam Rana Flowers highlights the importance of raising awareness of the harm air pollution can do to children. Việt Nam News reporter Nguyen Khanh Chi finds out more.

Vietnam's tourism resources under threat

 VietNamNet Bridge – The emerging mass tourism in coastal provinces in recent years has destroyed natural beauty spots at a furious pace.

Scrap warehouses pose threat to residential areas

 VietNamNet Bridge – Scrap warehouses are posing a threat to crowded residential areas in the central province of Thua Thien Hue.

Major threat from unskilled domestic helpers

This week, three videos were posted online by a mother in northern Ha Nam Province showing a domestic helper slapping a one-month old infant on her face, head and back, throwing the girl in the air 

Cyber threats prompt return of radio for ship navigation

The risk of cyber attacks targeting ships' satellite navigation is pushing nations to delve back through history and develop back-up systems with roots in World War Two radio technology.

Unique Son Tra Reserve under threat

The Son Tra Nature Reserve – the green lung of Da Nang - will turn into a desert, and the world’s biggest population of red-shanked douc langurs will become extinct unless rapid development of hotels and resorts there is not stopped.

Threat of bird flu hangs over Mekong Delta

 VietNamNet Bridge – Mekong Delta provinces face a threat of H5N1 bird flu with the disease season just starting and farmers leaving their ducks to freely feed in fields following the completion of the winter-spring rice harvest.

Pollution threat for VN marine life

 VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam’s marine environment risks being severely polluted due to insufficient protection measures and indiscriminate exploitation of natural resources, marine experts have said.

Air pollution to kill millions more without change of energy policy: IEA

 Premature deaths from air pollution will continue to rise to 2040 unless changes are made to the way the world uses and produces energy,

Illegal ports on Day River worry locals

 VietNamNet Bridge – Locals in this northern province are concerned about the spontaneous appearance of ports and quays that pose a serious threat to waterway transport safety and disrupt the locals’ lives.

Imported steel poses a threat

 VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam risks being flooded by imported steel products, warned Nguyen Van Sua, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Steel Association (VSA),

Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh

 VietNamNet Bridge – Not until recent rain and floods claimed 17 lives and caused millions of dollars worth of damage were the landslide and pollution risks taken seriously in the coal producing province of Quang Ninh.

Coal mine threat to Quang Ninh

 VietNamNet Bridge – Experts at a seminar here yesterday (August 11) issued warnings about the uncontrolled exploitation of coal in Quang Ninh Province.

Photos show beauty of VN communal houses

An exhibition in the capital will feature 100 photographs of communal houses throughout the north which will showcase the beauty of these structures as well as the threats these face with the advent of modernity.

Sea, river erosion threat to farmers in Mekong

 VietNamNet Bridge – Erosion in many places in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta has claimed about 500 hectares of land as authorities struggle to find effective answers.

Vietnam warned to raise guard against cyber threats

 VietNamNet Bridge – Enterprises in Vietnam are faced with rising cyber security threats from malware and other malicious digital viruses due to the prevalence of unlicensed software use.

Experts examine growing threat to Vietnam's dwindling biodiversity

 VietNamNet Bridge – 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.

Minister seeks further clarification on earthquake risks

 VietNamNet Bridge – Science and Technology Minister Nguyen Quan on Wednesday urged Japanese scientists to further clarify risks of an earthquake at the construction site of the Ninh Thuan 2 nuclear power plant.

Imports a threat to local cattle industry

 VietNamNet Bridge – The rise in beef imports after tariffs are cut to zero in 2018 under the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA) is a serious threat for the domestic cattle industry.