Environment

Iceland commemorates first glacier lost to climate change

Iceland commemorates first glacier lost to climate change

Iceland on Sunday honours the passing of Okjokull, its first glacier lost to climate change, as scientists warn that some 400 others on the subarctic island risk the same fate.

Mountainous town battles waste disposal headache

A town in the central province of Ha Tinh is struggling with waste disposal following the closure of a landfill, while local residents oppose a new dumping ground.

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Beloved baby dugong 'Mariam' dies in Thailand with plastic in stomach

A sick baby dugong whose fight for recovery won hearts in Thailand and cast a spotlight on ocean conservation has died from an infection exacerbated by bits of plastic lining her stomach, officials said Saturday.

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Ministry set to cut down hospital solid waste

The Ministry of Health has proposed measures to cut down on the amount of solid waste used at local hospitals.

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Sinking city: Indonesia's capital on brink of disaster

One of the fastest-sinking cities on earth, environmental experts warn that one third of it could be submerged by 2050 if current rates continue.

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Wild monkeys changing eating habits in Da Nang peninsula

Wild monkeys have been flocking to tourist sites to seek food in Son Tra Peninsula in the central city of Da Nang which is posing dangers for both tourists and the animals themselves.

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Northern heatwave to end on Thursday

The severe heatwave which is hitting the northern region is forecasted to end on August 15 while the central region is still being ravaged by the heat.

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Dalat crops damaged by post-flood litter

Thousands of tonnes of litter has been left strewn across a large area of crops in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong’s Dalat City following recent torrential rains.

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