Rao Trang 3 accident suggests a reconsideration of small hydropower projects

Hydropower is meant to not only generate renewable energy but also contain floods and regulate water currents. Yet aside from the pros, it has its cons which are deforestation, population resettlement and adverse effects on the natural aquatic environment, to name but a few.Human impacts ...

MONRE announces indicators for environmental supervision

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment announced it had issued a set of environmental indicators to evaluate results of environmental protection nationwide.The indicators are among the urgent solutions being worked on by the ministry following instruction from the Government.They include 27 criteria to evaluate ...

Rapid urbanization worsening environmental dangers in VN

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said urbanization in Vietnam has been proceeding very quickly, as seen in the expansion of the administrative boundary of Hanoi and HCM City, where formerly agricultural land is now being used for industrial, trade and service activities.Keep reading ...

Chi Nam

GMS countries implement ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution

The seventh ministerial meeting to coordinate the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries joining the ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution took place in the central coastal city of Da Nang on August 29.Delegates discussed solutions and made important decisions related to forest fire management and ...

Death toll from air pollution four times higher than traffic accidents

Dr Le Viet Phu, a lecturer at Fulbright University, says the damages caused by air pollution to Vietnam in 2013 could be assessed up to $10 billion. The figure was calculated based on WTP approaching method.Keep reading ...

Thien Nhien

Vietnam plans to put special control on 28 major industry projects

Up to 28 biggest industrial production projects will be in a list of projects subject to special control on environment by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, according to a draft plan.  Keep reading ...

Lan Nhi

National database on natural resources, environment monitoring to be set up

The PM has approved a plan on the establishment of national database on natural resources and environment monitoring. Keep reading  ...

Thuy Dung

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