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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.

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70 New Species Discovered In Vietnam: WWF Report

According to a report released by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) last week, 70 new species were found in Vietnam last year, many of which are at risk due to human activity.

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[Photos] Pollution Kills Tens of Thousands of Fish in Saigon’s Revitalized Canal

Last Tuesday, residents living along Saigon’s Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe canal woke up to the foul odor of dead fish.

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Report Finds 77% Decrease in Vietnamese Rhino Horn Buyers

It looks like the anti-rhino horn campaigns are finally paying off in Vietnam with a new report finding that there has been a 77% decrease in domestic buyers and a 66% drop in the number of people who...

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Vietnamese-American Actress Stars In Graphic Video, Visits Vietnam To Save Endangered Species (NSFW)

For many mammals, the world is becoming a harsher place as human’s encroach on the land and hunt them for skins, horns and meat (see this utterly depressing map).

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Climate Change Will Put 'Many' Vietnamese Cities Underwater: Official

While residents in the Vietnam's central highlands face the worst drought in years, 400km to the north, three people died last month as a result of “unusual” floods, the likes of which have not been s...

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2 Bicyclists Set To Ride From Saigon To Paris To Raise Awareness Of Climate Change

On Thursday February 12, Simon Nelson and Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan will set off on a bicycle ride from Saigon to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21) in order t...

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22 Photos That Reveal How Bad Pollution Has Become In China

While pollution is becoming a serious problem in Vietnam with reports of cancer villages and toxic canals popping up the press recently, we live in a natural utopia compared with the residents of Chin...

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Once Filled With Shrimp And Fish, HCMC Canal Now An Environmental Disaster

At the center of HCMC's modernization plans have been massive upgrades to the city’s canals. Some, like the Nhieu Loc - Thi Nghe, have received international press for their miraculous turnarounds. Ho...

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How Climate Change and a Drive for Profits Are Threatening the Mekong Delta

Upstream dams aren’t the only threat to the Mekong Delta.

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Vietnamese Demand for Rhino Horn Drops by More Than 33% in 1 Year

Well, here’s some great news for your Friday afternoon.

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Endangered Tigers Thrown From Truck Recovering

The two tigers thrown at police during their pursuit of wildlife smugglers last week are recovering from injuries, reports VNExpress.

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Thu Minh Joins Prince William and David Beckham in London to Support Wildlife Campaign

Vietnamese pop singer, Thu Minh, joined Prince William and David Beckham in London on June 9 in support of the new United for Wildlife Campaign’s “Whose side are you on” project.

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99 New Species Discovered In Vietnam

A new World Wide Fund (WWF) study, conducted between 2012 and 2013, found 99 new species of flora and fauna in Vietnam, some just outside of major urban centers, reports Thanh Nien.

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Frenchman Swims the Length of the Mekong River to Highlight Pollution

While many of Saigon’s canals have been scrubbed and cleaned, the Mekong River is in bad shape. To highlight the polluted state of the region’s most important waterway, one which is used simultaneousl...