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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.

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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...