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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...

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A Tale of Two Cities: HCMC and Rotterdam Team up to Battle Climate Change

Both HCMC and Rotterdam are port cities near a coast, surrounded by a river delta that is being affected by climate change with rising sea levels and an increase in severe storms. The two cities ...

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Asian Air Pollution Could Be Altering Global Weather Patterns

Air pollution may be posing a serious threat to global public health, but according to a new study, it may be responsible for freak weather patterns in North America, reports CNN.

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New Species: Multi-Colored, Spiked Frog Discovered in Central Vietnam

Even as pollution and environmental degradation are becoming increasingly severe in Vietnam, there are still huge pockets of the country that offer unique biodiversity with new species being discovere...

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Vietnam Mulls Destruction of Illegal Ivory, Rhino Horn and Tiger Bone

As Vietnam struggles to curtail the import of illegal wildlife products, officials with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development say they are considering “crushing” confiscated rhino horn, el...

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Vietnam’s Wild Elephants Are on the Verge of Extinction

“Vietnam will probably be the first country in Asia to lose its wild elephant.” This was the dire prediction from Barney Long, Director of the Species Program at World Wildlife Fund (WWF) when speaki...

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Vietnam Urged to Plan for Climate Change

Vietnam must develop more climate-resilient cities and implement policies that will limit the impact of extreme weather on urban communities, according to three studies presented at last month’s Vietn...

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Rhino Horn: Instant Status Maker

Even as the illicit rhino horn market gets more and more negative press, it’s not stopping status-seeking Vietnamese from consuming the horn’s powder. In a recent piece in Times Live, a New Zealand-ba...

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Environmentalism and Sustainability Gaining Steam in Vietnam

Vietnam is slowly but surely understanding the need for sustainable development and a clean environment. We’ve recently seen the erection of green homes, establishment of green-focused youth clubs and...

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Campaign Launched to End Vietnamese Demand for Rhino Horn

Well, better late than never, we suppose.  While rhinos have completely disappeared in Vietnam due to poaching, many Vietnamese are still buying and consuming illegal rhino horn for supposed hea...

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Vietnam’s Youth Environmental Movement Takes off

At a ceremony to mark World Environment Day on June 5, Vietnam’s deputy prime minister, Nguyen Thien Nhan, added a sober warning that his country is facing grave environmental problems, and called on ...