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Prince William Visits Vietnam to Promote Wildlife Conservation, Drinks Coffee

Prince William is wrapping up the final day of a Hanoi visit to promote wildlife conservation efforts at the third International Wildlife Trade Conference, hosted by Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture ...

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International Court Exposes Vietnamese Animal Trafficking Village

A Netherlands-based environmental commission will hold a public hearing later today to present the results of a long investigation into the state of Vietnam’s animal trafficking problems.

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Prince William to Visit Hanoi Next Month for Animal Trafficking Conference

Fans of royalty, rejoice: Prince William will visit Hanoi next month to attend the third International Wildlife Trade Conference.

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Faced With Possible Sanctions, Vietnam Re-Assesses Rhino Horn Problem

Faced with the prospect of international sanctions as early as next year, Vietnam is reckoning with its rhino horn trafficking problem. 

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In Vietnam, Human Migration Intensifies Effects of Climate Change

As Vietnam continues to grow, human migration patterns are exacerbating the effects of climate change in the country.

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Da Nang Locals Call for Inspection of Industrial Park Accused of Pollution

Locals in Da Nang's Lien Chieu District are calling upon authorities to investigate a nearby industrial park whom they have accused of polluting local rivers and damaging public health.

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40 Dead Tiger Cubs Discovered in Tiger Temple Freezer

Last Wednesday, authorities made a grisly discovery while shutting down Thailand's controversial Tiger Temple, recovering 40 dead tiger cubs from an on-site freezer.

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Phnom Penh's Canals Disappear Beneath a Sea of Pollution

While Saigon has its own polluted canals to contend with and Hanoi works to clean up its act, our neighbors to the west are also struggling to bring their rubbish woes under control.

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[Video] Hanoi's Pollution Heading Toward Airmaggedon

Urban Vietnam is on a roll these days. What with a new crop of sky-high monuments on the horizon, a thriving startup economy and an ambitious set of plans for the future, cities across the countr...

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As Drought Continues, Mekong Climate Refugees Leave Home

It's no secret that the Mekong Delta is in dire straits. Between hydroelectric dams, drought, sinking land and the region's ever-increasing salinization, farmers in the west are facing heavy losses th...

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Cambodia's Tigers Are 'Functionally Extinct'

Cambodia's tiger population is now “functionally extinct”, according to experts.

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Thailand Is Closing Its Controversial Tiger Temple

Thailand's controversial Tiger Temple is set to close down as a tourist attraction, as local authorities are now removing animals from the facility.

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Vietnam Ranks 131 of 180 Countries on 2016 Environmental Protection Index

Every year, American university Yale releases its Environmental Protection Index (EPI), rating the ability of individual nations to protect both human health and the ecosystem. In 2016, the numbe...

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Unchecked Pollution is Threatening Southeast Asia's Environment, Economies

Like much of Southeast Asia, Vietnam is a very different place today than it was in 1990. New economic policies, increased development and modernization have transformed the country in many ways, but&...

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What the COP21 Climate Change Deal Will Mean in Vietnam

As news outlets around the world pick apart the pros and cons of last week's landmark climate change deal, Vietnam seems to have a few reasons to celebrate.

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Southeast Asia Is Responsible for Over Half the Ocean's Plastic Pollution

As much as 60% of plastic pollution in the ocean comes from only five countries. Unfortunately, Vietnam is among them.

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Saigon's Rifle-Wielding Urban Hunters Are Killing Off the City's Wildlife

The Ho Chi Minh City Forest Ranging Department is struggling with an unusual issue these days. According to the exasperated forestry arm of Saigon's municipal government, local residents are visiting ...

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Here's Why Saigon Is Missing From This Pollution Map

If you've ever taken a deep breath during rush hour, you know clean air is not exactly abundant in Saigon.

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There Are Only 20 Indochinese Tigers Left in Vietnam

Vietnam's population of Indochinese tigers is dangerously low, with only around 20 animals left in the wild.

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[Photos] Photographer Captures China’s Deadly Air Pollution

Vietnam’s cities may have some work to do when it comes to improving their air quality, but compared to the smog-filled skies of China’s urban areas, we live in a relative biosphere.