Sucker-mouth fish threatens indigenous Mekong spec
24/05/2013, 08:31:45 PM
(VietNamNet Bridge)-Sucker-mouth fish, an invasive species of South American origin, have appeared in large quantities in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta, threatening the lives of indigenous aquatic species.
Pinpointing How Nature's Benefits Link to Human We
24/05/2013, 05:51:36 AM
(Sciencedaily)-What people take from nature -- water, food, timber, inspiration, relaxation -- are so abundant, it seems self-evident. Until you try to measure how and to what extent they contribute to humans.
Tropical Upper Atmosphere 'Fingerprint' of Global
23/05/2013, 09:37:38 PM
(Sciencedaily)-In the tropics at heights more than 10 miles above the surface, the prevailing winds alternate between strong easterlies and strong westerlies roughly every other year. This slow heartbeat in the tropical upper atmosphere, referred to as the quasibiennial oscillation (QBO), impacts the winds and chemical composition of the global atmosphere and even the climate at Earth's surface.
Running shoes leave large carbon footprint
23/05/2013, 09:34:34 PM
(Guardian)-Runners tread more heavily on the earth than they may have ever imagined, especially it seems if they are wearing a pair of Chinese-made men's size nine Asics gel Kayanos, according to a team of MIT scientists.
HCM City: Over 200,000 fish released to Nhieu Loc
23/05/2013, 09:06:17 PM
(VietNamNet Bridge)-In response to the World Environment Day (June 5), on May 29, Ho Chi Minh City will release more than 200,000 carps and perches to Nhieu Loc and Tau Hu canals.
Climate Change and Wildfire
22/05/2013, 09:11:00 PM
(Sciencedaily)-Concerns continue to grow about the effects of climate change on fire. Wildfires are expected to increase 50 percent across the United States under a changing climate, over 100 percent in areas of the West by 2050 as projected by some studies. Of equal concern to scientists and policymakers alike are the atmospheric effects of wildfire emissions on climate.
Experts urge new weather approach
22/05/2013, 12:45:59 PM
(Vietnamplus)-Experts urged Vietnam to renew its weather forecasting technology in order to improve its effectiveness in predicting extreme weather phenomena, at a meeting held in the capital on May 21.
Origins of Human Culture Linked to Rapid Climate Change
22/05/2013, 11:12:56 AM
(Sciencedaily)-Rapid climate change during the Middle Stone Age, between 80,000 and 40,000 years ago, during the Middle Stone Age, sparked surges in cultural innovation in early modern human populations, according to new research.
Airport customs officers seized over 5kg rhino horns
22/05/2013, 09:43:53 AM
(VNS)-More than 5kg of rhino horns were seized by customs officers at Tan Son Nhat Airport yesterday while being smuggled into Vietnam.
Statutory limits prevent effective response to communities at climate risk
22/05/2013, 09:08:15 PM
(Guardian)-It is now two decades since the community of Newtok, a village of around 350 people on the west coast of Alaska, first documented the need to relocate.