Environment

Central Highlands provinces fail to meet forest replantation target

Central Highlands provinces fail to meet forest replantation target

Provinces in the Central Highlands region failed to achieve their plans on replanting forest in 2016, according to the Steering Committee for the Central Highlands Region.

Electronic waste is rising sharply across Asia as higher incomes allow hundreds of millions of people to buy smartphones and other gadgets, with serious consequences for human health and the environment, according to a UN study.

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Deputy PM underlines environmental safety at alumina plant

Environmental protection and community health must be given priority during the operation of the Nhan Co alumina plant in the Central Highland province of Dak Nong, Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung said.

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Hanoi to set up garbage collection stations

Urbanisation and a sharp increase in population have presented a number of challenges for Hanoi, one of which is the collection and treatment of household waste in a way that causes minimal impact to the environment.

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Conference highlights elephant conservation

Only around 100 wild elephants, and an additional 60 in captivity, remain in Vietnam, with most living in Đắk Lắk, Đồng Nai and Nghệ An provinces, a conference on elephant conservation heard on Wednesday.

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Indian police rescue 6,000 turtles in 'largest' haul

Indian police said Wednesday they had recovered more than 6,000 freshwater turtles weighing over four tonnes from poachers who planned to smuggle them to Southeast Asia, in the country's largest-ever wildlife haul.

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China's overseas investment in renewable energy projects jumped last year by 60 percent to a record $32 billion (30 billion euros), marking its leadership in the global market for clean energy, a report said Friday.

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Thanh Hoa clams killed by pollution

Thanh Hoa Province Department of Natural Resources and Environment has announced the test results after the mass deaths of farm-raised clams after a local firm dumped waste into the sea.

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