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.
World on course to run out of water
22/05/2013, 09:05:32 PM
(Guardian)-Ban Ki-moon has warned the world is on course to run out of freshwater unless greater efforts are made to improve water security.
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 C
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 hor
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.
Bauxite projects 'safe'
19/05/2013, 05:37:45 AM
(VietNamNet Bridge)-The Viet Nam Coal and Mineral Group (Vinacomin) claims that bauxite mining plants Tan Rai and Nhan Co in the Central Highland are socio-economically efficient and environmentally safe.
Air Pollution and Noise Pollution Increase Cardiovascular Risk
21/05/2013, 07:53:30 AM
(Sciencedaily)-Both fine-particle air pollution and noise pollution may increase a person's risk of developing cardiovascular disease, according to German researchers who have conducted a large population study, in which both factors were considered simultaneously.
A second chance to save the climate
20/05/2013, 05:48:24 AM
(Newscientist)-Humanity has a second chance to stop dangerous climate change. Temperature data from the last decade offers an unexpected opportunity to stay below the agreed international target of 2 °C of global warming.
WB helps central province implement wastewater project
19/05/2013, 10:16:27 PM
(VNA)-The southern central province of Quang Nam has started a sub-project funded by the World Bank (WB) which will collect, treat and dispose wastewater in Tam Ky city.
Titanium exploitation destroys human ecology
19/05/2013, 10:12:40 PM
(VietNamNet Bridge)-The benefits from the titanium exploitation are much smaller than the loses localities incur. Especially, the local people’s lives have been upset by the exploitation.