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US to assess health of Mekong basin

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The US Department of State has launched a project that will survey the volume of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the Mekong basin, speakers said at a four-day seminar at HCM City's University of Science yesterday, Dec 13.

 

Rural clean water project brings fresh benefits

More than 20,000 households in the central and Mekong Delta region have benefited from a clean water and sanitation project implemented by East Meets West Foundation (EMW).

   

Pollution threatens Dong Nai River's future

The Chairman of HCM City People's Committee, Le Hoang Quan, has asked relevant agencies in the city to cooperate with provincial authorities in the Dong Nai River Basin to restore the water quality [ … ]

   

Dirty secrets spark alarms

Recent discoveries of foreign firms’ environmental violations continue setting alarm bells ringing in the corridors of Vietnam’s law-makers.

   

Public thirsts for info about environmental problems

People in Viet Nam are not getting the information they need to combat the country's serious environmental problems.

   

Building a bulwark

Universities have actively contributed to the way people think about climate change, helping promote green technologies and environmentally friendly lifestyles, heard those attending an internation [ … ]

   

Hydro plant pollutes river

Huong (Perfume) River, the largest river in central Thua Thien-Hue Province, is becoming more polluted with high levels of manganese and iron, allegedly caused by a reservoir that's part of the loca [ … ]

   

Only six cities in Vietnam have concentrated waste water treatment facilities

Waste water treatment is a big problem in Vietnam’s cities, according to a workshop on waste water control and treatment in Vietnam’s cities held by the Ministry of Construction and Germany’s GTZ on D [ … ]

   

Minister proposes strict punishments on polluters of Dong Nai River

Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Pham Khoi Nguyen has called for urgent action and severe penalties on plants that are polluting the waters of the Dong Nai River.

   

Vietnam remains in top group in new climate risk ranking

People fishing in a flooded rice field in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang on December 3. Vietnam ranked fifth among the countries most affected by climate change from 1990 to 2009, according [ … ]

   

Climate change wreaks havoc on shrimp, salt harvests

Salt farmers working in a field in the central coastal region. Scientists say that today’s severe and unpredictable storms have significantly impeded traditional salt harvests.

   

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