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Natural forest closure helps restoration effortsicon

Natural forest closure helps restoration efforts

The Prime Minister’s decision to close natural forests released four years ago has brought initial effects: the forests have been protected and have expanded, though many problems still exist.

 
Finding gold in computer, smartphone wasteicon

Finding gold in computer, smartphone waste

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
30/05/2020

Scientists say exploiting gold mines is not the only way to obtain gold. The source with the most potential is electronic waste. For every ton of smartphone waste, there are 350 grams of gold.

In Vietnam, stopping biodiversity degradation a challenging taskicon

In Vietnam, stopping biodiversity degradation a challenging task

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
28/05/2020

Dr Nguyen Ngoc Lung, Director of the Institute for Sustainable Forest Management and Forest Certification, explains that biodiversity degradation can be seen in three forms - biodiversity of ecosystems; of species; and genetic biodiversity.

Elephants disappear as demand for ivory increasesicon

Elephants disappear as demand for ivory increases

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
20/05/2020

Many elephant conservation programs have been implemented in Vietnam, but the efforts have not stopped the decline of the elephant population.

Bringing turtles back to Cham Isleicon

Bringing turtles back to Cham Isle

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
20/05/2020

Turtles were absent from Cham Island until one recent day when hundreds of thel were seen crawling into the ocean.

Vietnam urged to take prompt action to protect biodiversityicon

Vietnam urged to take prompt action to protect biodiversity

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
15/05/2020

Biodiversity in Vietnam is facing serious challenges, especially in the context of climate change.

Prolonged heat wave expectedicon

Prolonged heat wave expected

SOCIETY
15/05/2020

A heat wave affecting many parts of Vietnam is expected to continue, with temperatures reaching as high as 35-38 degrees Celsius.

HCM City air pollution returns as businesses resumeicon

HCM City air pollution returns as businesses resume

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
14/05/2020

Air quality in Ho Chi Minh City is predicted to worsen as local construction projects and factories resume operations.

Wildlife markets sell birds with phony legal documentationicon

Wildlife markets sell birds with phony legal documentation

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
12/05/2020

Wildlife traders reveal that most of the wild animals sold at markets are from the wild, but their documents say the birds are from farms raising animals for commercial purposes.

Combination of factors causes extreme weather: expertsicon

Combination of factors causes extreme weather: experts

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
11/05/2020

A combination of bad factors, plus cold air mass and convergence of winds at a height of 5,000 meters, have caused extreme weather phenomena, including large hail and the 50-year historic cold spell on April 22-23.

Vietnam to develop modern air monitoring networkicon

Vietnam to develop modern air monitoring network

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
05/05/2020

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) is moving ahead with a project on building 19 automatic air environment monitoring stations in 17 cities and provinces and 20 stations specializing in measuring PM2.5 dust.

Globally endangered species in Vietnam protected by laws, international agreementsicon

Globally endangered species in Vietnam protected by laws, international agreements

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
04/05/2020

Conservation of biodiversity, which plays an important role in sustainable development, is one of the central goals of the International Convention on Biological Diversity.

Tailings dam incidents pollute waterwaysicon

Tailings dam incidents pollute waterways

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
03/05/2020

Tailings, the materials left over after the ore sorting process, are mostly discharged into dams and reservoirs. Disasters occur when the dams and reservoirs break down, leaking water into the environment and threatening people’s health.

Vietnamese scientist offers new research method to study effects of air pollutionicon

Vietnamese scientist offers new research method to study effects of air pollution

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
03/05/2020

A research work on the presence of phthalates in indoor air in northern provinces has been nominated for the 2020 Ta Quang Buu Award.

Vietnam needs long-term strategy on air pollutionicon

Vietnam needs long-term strategy on air pollution

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
30/04/2020

Agencies have defined short-term solutions to partially settle air pollution, but Vietnam needs national long-term strategies, experts say.

VN's special-use forests have ecotourism potential: expertsicon

VN's special-use forests have ecotourism potential: experts

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
28/04/2020

Vietnam’s special-use forests (SUF), with diverse natural resources, have great potential for ecotourism, experts say.

Will mankind become less arrogant after the COVID-19 pandemic?icon

Will mankind become less arrogant after the COVID-19 pandemic?

FEATURE
25/04/2020

In the days of social distancing, people are leading slow lives and spending time thinking about themselves and about their fragile fate before nature, which is close and gentle but also mysterious and violent.

VN environment directorate general wants modern air monitoring systemsicon

VN environment directorate general wants modern air monitoring systems

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
22/04/2020

Investment in automatic air monitoring systems should be a high priority, Hoang Duong Tung, chair of the Vietnam Clean Air Network, has said.