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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.

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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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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...

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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.

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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.

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Pollution, Animal Abuse Turn Vietnam's Time-Honored Tet Tradition Ugly

Many of the carps Hanoi residents released into the city’s waterways as part of a symbolic Lunar New Year ritual quickly died due to pollution.

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Southeast Asia's Fondness of Air-Conditioning Is Putting Strains on Local Environment

As our world continues to warm up, tropical dwellers depend heavily on cooling technologies to combat their habitat's harsh elements. For most of Southeast Asia, this means cranking up the air-co...

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Vietnamese-Thai Wildlife Kingpin Arrested in Thailand for Smuggling $1m Worth of Rhino Horn

A notorious Vietnamese wildlife trafficker was arrested by Thai police for his involvement in the smuggling of over US$1 million worth of illegal rhino horns.

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Saigon's Air Pollution Is 4 Times Deadlier Than Traffic Accidents: Expert

The smog currently engulfing Saigon reflects increasingly dangerous air pollution levels.

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With New Organization, Tour Operators Hope to Boost Environmental Sustainability in Vietnam

With international tourist arrivals to Vietnam set to reach a record-breaking 13 million people this year and a booming domestic tourism market, it is more important than ever for companies in this se...

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Scientists Discovered 65 New Species of Plants and Animals in Vietnam in 2016: WWF Report

The Greater Mekong region continues to prove its important role as one of the world’s most biologically diverse ecosystems.

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Hanoi Starts Cleaning Hoan Kiem Lake 2 Years After Beloved Turtle Died From Pollution

Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem Lake will be cleaned up two years after its famous reptile resident died in its polluted waters.