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Natural disaster preparedness should be long-term: ministericon

Natural disaster preparedness should be long-term: minister

Disaster prevention should be a radical, long-term strategy, based on new technology such as forecasting and remote sensing to minimise damage.

 
Hazardous waste: an increasingly serious problem in large citiesicon

Hazardous waste: an increasingly serious problem in large cities

FEATURE
10/04/2021

A report found that Vinh Phuc province discharges over 800 tons of waste every day, of which 180 tons are from urban areas and 700 tons from rural areas.

Illegal sand extraction rampant on Da Rivericon

Illegal sand extraction rampant on Da River

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
04/04/2021

The illegal excavation of sand has been found at a section of Da River which runs through Hanoi, and local authorities have apparently done little to curb the problem.

Tisco builds dumping ground for hazardous waste in Thai Nguyenicon

Tisco builds dumping ground for hazardous waste in Thai Nguyen

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
29/03/2021

Nine days after VietNamNet published an article about the existence of an outdoor furnace dust mountain at Tisco, the waste owner is now hurrying to build a dumping ground.

Tons of hazardous waste left uncovered in Thai Nguyen provinceicon

Tons of hazardous waste left uncovered in Thai Nguyen province

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
20/03/2021

Thousands of tons of furnace dust at the Thai Nguyen Iron and Steel JSC (Tisco) have been left uncovered outdoors in central Thai Nguyen province.

Minister of Natural Resources and Environment recalls his eventful 5-year termicon

Minister of Natural Resources and Environment recalls his eventful 5-year term

FEATURE
19/03/2021

Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Tran Hong Ha recently spoke with VietNamNet about his five-year term on the ‘hot seat’, and about dealing with environmental incidents, preoccupations and plans.

Hanoi to relocate polluting factories from downtown in 2021-25icon

Hanoi to relocate polluting factories from downtown in 2021-25

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
07/03/2021

Hanoi has set up a list of 90 industrial establishments that have to be moved out of the inner city.

Tra Su cajeput forest - 'The Green Lung' in Mekong Deltaicon

Tra Su cajeput forest - 'The Green Lung' in Mekong Delta

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
13/02/2021

The Tra Su cajeput forest covers over 800 hectares in Tinh Bien District, the Mekong Delta province of An Giang, just 150km from Ho Chi Minh City

Live greener day by dayicon

Live greener day by day

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
13/02/2021

A group of young people are helping each other to live a greener lifestyle, and hope their actions will spread into the wider community.

Recall of obsolete motorbikes at a standstillicon

Recall of obsolete motorbikes at a standstill

FEATURE
08/02/2021

Recalling old substandard motorbikes to ensure traffic safety and reduce air pollution is a necessity, but this cannot be done easily because motorbikes are the livelihood of the poor.

74-year-old man helps Saigonese cope with floods by clearing canalsicon

74-year-old man helps Saigonese cope with floods by clearing canals

FEATURE
24/01/2021

During heavy rains and high tides, a 74-year-old man in HCM City often picks up trash and clears sewer pipes. One day, when trying to collect garbage, he was swept away by water and almost lost his life.

Saigon man removes trash from dirty city canal every dayicon

Saigon man removes trash from dirty city canal every day

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
16/01/2021

Seeing his skin wounds caused by immersion in black water while removing trash from a canal, many people think the 69-year-old man is crazy. But he turns a deaf ear to their comments.

Environment Ministry urges local authorities to recall old polluting vehiclesicon

Environment Ministry urges local authorities to recall old polluting vehicles

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
09/01/2021

The state needs to set up reasonable policies to join forces with manufacturers to recall old polluting vehicles, experts say.

Periodic emission controls for motorcycles must be included in law: experticon

Periodic emission controls for motorcycles must be included in law: expert

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
02/01/2021

The national strategy to ensure road traffic order and safety for 2021-2030 and a vision to 2045 was recently approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, with the goal that in 2021-2030, it will implement periodic emission controls for motorcycles.

University students make bricks from plastic wasteicon

University students make bricks from plastic waste

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
29/12/2020

A team of third-year students at the HCM City University of Technology has developed lightweight bricks from plastic waste.

Strong cold spell expected ahead of New Year holidayicon

Strong cold spell expected ahead of New Year holiday

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
27/12/2020

People in northern Vietnam will brace themselves for a very strong cold spell which is currently moving southward and is forecast to strike the region on December 29.

Small contributions, big impacticon

Small contributions, big impact

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
20/12/2020

“Changing Mindset Little by Little” is what Denise Truong, a French Chinese lady, is trying to leave through her Trash Hero Ho Chi Minh project here in HCMC

Trash for treesicon

Trash for trees

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
17/12/2020

Hoang Quy Binh founded 'Green Life' with the aspiration of protecting the environment in 2018. It all started by exchanging recyclable waste for lovely little ornamental trees – an act that Binh himself calls “A very small thing”.