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Climate Change Is Forcing People Out of the Mekong Delta

The Vietnamese Mekong Delta is one of Earth’s most agriculturally productive regions and is of global importance for its exports of rice, shrimp, and fruit. The 18m inhabitants of this low-lying river...

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Vietnamese Bile Farms Are Collapsing, Yet Bears Continue to Face Neglect

Consumer interest in farmed bear bile seems to be declining in Vietnam, according to a new study. But this isn’t necessarily good news, researchers say, because it raises concerns for both captive and...

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Finding a "Just Transition" as Vietnam Confronts Climate Change

After the closing of the United Nation’s 24th Climate Change Conference (COP24), recently held in Katowice, Poland, negotiators remained ambivalent about whether or not the conference delivered on wha...

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The Growing Trash Mountains Threatening Phu Quoc's Way of Life

Phu Quoc is facing a growing pollution issue that’s threatening its burgeoning tourism sector, lush environment and local communities. With verdant jungles and aqua blue seas, the island is one of Vie...

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Hanoi Aims to Drastically Reduce Plastic Bag Use

Are you tired of seeing plastic everywhere? 

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Activist Diep Vuong Named Global Citizen of the Year for Work to Fight Human Trafficking

Vietnamese-American activist Diep Vuong, who used to be a refugee in the US, recently won the prestigious award for her work to stop human trafficking.

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Dark Time Looms Over Wildlife as China Reverses 25-Year Ban on Rhino Horn, Tiger Bone

The government's reversal on a 25-year ban may prove to be ruinous for the preservation of the endangered species.

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Due to Climate Change, 17% of Saigon Will Be Completely Submerged by 2100

The effects of climate change mean that in less than 80 years, 86.7% of Binh Thanh District will be underwater, while 26.6% of District 2 and 34.5% of Hoc Mon will be permanently flooded.

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How the Popularity of 'Durian Tours' Is Threatening the Survival of Malaysia's Tigers

In order to meet rising demand for durian, Malaysia plans to convert a large area of the Malayan tiger’s natural habitat into durian plantations.

Michael Tatarski

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[Video] Up Close and Personal With Vietnam's Most Critically Endangered Primates

Vietnam is home to 25 primate species, eight of which are critically endangered. A new video aims to help the public put a face to some of their names.

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Experts Think Building Dedicated Paths for Cyclists, Pedestrians Could Ease Vietnam's Congestion, Pollution

By 2030, the amount of carbon dioxide emitted into the environment will triple that of 2015's amount.

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Vietnam Is Taking Bold New Steps to Reduce Emissions, Including Utilizing Pig Waste

While a controversial suggestion to reduce emissions by banning motorbikes in the capital by 2030 has been suggested, some in Vietnam are also beginning to create biogas from pig waste.

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Phu My Hung's Perpetual Stink Is Due to Climate Change and Season-Related Factors: Official

The head of Ho Chi Minh City’s environment agency said that climate change and seasonal weather patterns spread Da Phuoc Landfill’s stink to surrounding areas.

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Da Lat Is Going Through Its Own Climate Change. And Greenhouses Are to Blame.

In the last decade, the proliferation of greenhouses has had a detrimental impact on how we view Da Lat. Experts warn that more serious consequences could include a shift in the city's delicate climat...

Michael Tatarski

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Meet Nguy Thi Khanh, Vietnam's First Goldman Environmental Prize Winner

Late last month Nguy Thi Khanh, an environmentalist based in Hanoi, became the first Vietnamese national to win the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize.

Chris Humphrey

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Q&A: The Wisdom of Hanoi’s Weatherdude

With storm season a yearly occurrence in Vietnam, it's always a good time to sit down with the fount of climate knowledge that is Hanoi’s Weatherdude to learn about the atmospheric movements of our pl...

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Most of Vietnam's Untreated Wastewater Is Released Directly Into the Environment: Report

In Vietnam, the annual production of household wastewater – currently accounts for 30% of all wastewater discharge – is increasing due to the country's rapid urbanization.

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Notorious Vietnamese Wildlife Smuggler Sentenced to 13 Months in Prison

Nguyen Mau Chien, a kingpin in the illegal rhino horn, elephant ivory, pangolin and tiger trade was given 13 months in prison.

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Amid Climate Change Threats, a Strain of Asian 'Floating Rice' Might Hold the Answer

As Southeast Asian countries struggle to adapt to the mounting challenges brought about by climate change, a potential solution has "floated" to the surface.

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Da Nang Suspends 2 Steel Plants Due to Pollution

On the evening of February 26, hundreds of residents of Hoa Lien commune gathered at the gates of the two companies to protest against their polluting practices.