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Tourism guru plants the seed for floral canal in Saigon
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Tourism guru plants the seed for floral canal in Saigon

En Vnexpress - 'Saigon's iconic annual flower street along Nguyen Hue Boulevard has fulfilled its mission.'

Mortality rate due to air pollution from power plants in VN surges
Health

Mortality rate due to air pollution from power plants in VN surges

It is estimated that death due to air pollution from coal-fired power plants in Vietnam will increase from 4,300 in 2011 to 15,700 in 2030,  said director of the Research and Training Center for

Vietnam province says yes to new hydropower plants in rumbling earthquake zone
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Vietnam province says yes to new hydropower plants in rumbling earthquake zone

En nexpress - Dismissing safety and environmental fears, Quang Nam's chairman says a stable power supply is vital.

Plants Affect Climate, Too
Science

Plants Affect Climate, Too

Yahoo News A Columbia Engineering study examined satellite data to determine the feedback loop between the biosphere and atmosphere.

Genco 3 to build $422mn solar plants in Ninh Thuan
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Genco 3 to build $422mn solar plants in Ninh Thuan

Vietnamnet - A unit of monopoly electricity provider Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) has unveiled a plan to build two solar power plants in the south-central province of Ninh Thuan with a combined

Vietnam does not import meat from embattled Brazil plants
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Vietnam does not import meat from embattled Brazil plants

Nhan dan - NDO - Officials have confirmed that Vietnam has not imported any meat from Brazil’s 21 meat-packaging plants under police investigation for allegedly selling unsafe products for years.

Thua Thien – Hue plants mangrove forests for eco-tours
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Thua Thien – Hue plants mangrove forests for eco-tours

EN VietNamNet - The forest ranger department in the central coastal province of Thua Thien – Hue is set to expand mangrove forests along the Tam Giang lagoon aligning with eco-tourism development.

China turns deaf ear to Vietnam’s concern over border nuclear plants
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China turns deaf ear to Vietnam’s concern over border nuclear plants

Baomoi - China is yet to reply to Vietnam’s request to establish an information exchange after the former put three nuclear power plants into operation near the two countries' border, potentially

Environmental disasters must be prevented at alumina plants: Deputy PM
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Environmental disasters must be prevented at alumina plants: Deputy PM

Nhan dan - NDO - Deputy Trinh Dinh Dung urged operators of two alumina plants in the provinces of Dak Nong and Lam Dong to ensure that environmental disasters will not occur while inspecting the two

VN farmers destroy coffees plants for sacha inchi
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VN farmers destroy coffees plants for sacha inchi

Vietnamnet - Farmers in the Central Highland province of Gia Lai are destroying their coffee plantations to grow sacha inchi plants believing they will gain better returns.

Deputy PM inspects loss-making plants in Hai Phong
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Deputy PM inspects loss-making plants in Hai Phong

NDO/VNA - Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue made an inspection of two loss-making State-owned plants in the northern city of Hai Phong on December 27.

Plants closed, cars stopped as China faces smog 'red alert'
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Plants closed, cars stopped as China faces smog 'red alert'

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese cities are limiting the number of cars on roads and have temporarily shut down factories to cut down pollution during a national "red alert" for smog.

Da Nang suspends 2 steel plants over pollution allegations
Politics

Da Nang suspends 2 steel plants over pollution allegations

'We want the city to either relocate us or the steel plants,' a local resident says.

Illinois Quad Cities, Clinton nuclear plants could save $3 billion in power costs: study
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Illinois Quad Cities, Clinton nuclear plants could save $3 billion in power costs: study

(Reuters) - Preserving Quad Cities and Clinton nuclear plants will save businesses and consumers in Illinois more than $3 billion in power costs in the next 10 years, a study conducted by global

China risks wasting $490 bn on coal plants: campaigners
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China risks wasting $490 bn on coal plants: campaigners

China could waste as much as half a trillion dollars on unnecessary new coal-fired power stations, a climate campaign group said Monday, arguing the world's top carbon polluter already has more than

Vietnam formally scraps plans for first nuclear power plants
World

Vietnam formally scraps plans for first nuclear power plants

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam's legislature on Tuesday endorsed the government's decision to scrap plans to build the country's first two nuclear power plants.

Vietnam abandons plan for first nuclear power plants
World

Vietnam abandons plan for first nuclear power plants

By Mai Nguyen and Ho Binh Minh HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam's National Assembly voted on Tuesday to abandon plans to build two multi-billion-dollar nuclear power plants with Russia and Japan, after

Maryland’s plea to EPA: Make out-of-state power plants run pollution controls
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Maryland’s plea to EPA: Make out-of-state power plants run pollution controls

Maryland officials say out-of-state power plants aren't using their smog controls properly, and they've asked the EPA to step in.

Scientists modify plants, making them use sunlight better
Science

Scientists modify plants, making them use sunlight better

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have hacked a plant's genes to make it use sunlight more efficiently — a breakthrough that could eventually dramatically increase the amount of food grown.

Vietnam scraps plans for its first nuclear power plants
World

Vietnam scraps plans for its first nuclear power plants

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam's government is scrapping plans to construct the country's first two nuclear power plants, citing slowing demand for electricity and the declining price of other sources

Waste from coal power plants piling up fast in energy-hungry Vietnam
Business

Waste from coal power plants piling up fast in energy-hungry Vietnam

As thermal plants continue to play a major role, the country struggles to deal with 29 million tons of coal ash a year.

PetroVietnam to import 15 million tons of coal annually to fire power plants
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PetroVietnam to import 15 million tons of coal annually to fire power plants

The Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group has been in talks with seven foreign companies over a plan to import 15 million tons of coal a year to fuel three major thermal power stations which will be

Vietnamese farmers win big by growing exotic plants
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Vietnamese farmers win big by growing exotic plants

Alien agricultural products of all shapes and sizes are invading local farms.

More coal plants will deepen - not cut - poverty, researchers warn
World

More coal plants will deepen - not cut - poverty, researchers warn

By Laurie Goering LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Building just a third of planned new coal-fired power plants around the world would push hundreds of millions of people into poverty as it

Deadly floods blamed on hydropower power plants in central Vietnam
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Deadly floods blamed on hydropower power plants in central Vietnam

Two plants discharged up to 2,000 cubic meters of water a second on Friday night as the rain poured down.