China top polluter Hebei province promises to clean up act
06/07/2016 (GMT+7)
 Northern China's Hebei, home to seven of the country's 10 smoggiest cities, has pledged to double up its efforts to tackle hazardous pollution following an environment ministry report accusing the province of failing to rein

Floods in China kill almost 130, wipe out crops
06/07/2016 (GMT+7)
 Severe flooding across central and southern China over the past week has killed almost 130 people, damaged more than 1.9 million hectares of crops and led to direct economic losses of more than 38 billion yuan ($5.70 billion),

At least 40 feared dead in rains, landslides in northern India
04/07/2016 (GMT+7)
 At least 40 people were feared dead following a downpour that triggered flash floods and landslides in northern Indian Uttarakhand state over the weekend, a state official said.

Flash floods kill 24 in Indonesia, thousands of homes damaged
20/06/2016 (GMT+7)
 Flash floods and landslides killed 24 people in Indonesia's Central Java province, officials said on Sunday, forcing residents to evacuate to safer areas as torrential rains damaged thousands of homes.

Drainage project will reduce Hanoi floods
12/06/2016 (GMT+7)
Dao Duy Cuong, deputy director of Ha Noi Drainage Project Management Board speaks to Infonet online newspaper about the effectiveness of the Ha Noi Drainage Project capitalised at VND6 trillion (US$268 trillion). 

Huge money spent on drainage system, but Hanoi still floods
10/06/2016 (GMT+7)
Hanoi’ streets were flooded on May 25 after a heavy rain, but have now come back to life. However, worries still exist. If the water drainage system does not improve, Hanoians will continue to see more floods in the future.

Social News 1/6
01/06/2016 (GMT+7)
 Hanoi to have five public parks of world standards, Worker dies at new Ghenh bridge construction site, HCM City pilots electricity-powered bus routes, Son La: Floods kill three people, Vietnam attends Pacific international tourism expo

Floods in Hanoi reoccur because of poor planning, say experts
28/05/2016 (GMT+7)
VietNamNet Bridge – Experts have said that the more the city tries to prevent flooding, the worse the flooding becomes in Hanoi.

Scientists suggest building 5-7 rolling weirs on Red River
09/05/2016 (GMT+7)
VietNamNet Bridge - The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has proposed to build 5-7 spillways on the Red River in order to raise water for agricultural production and the underground water level.

Manmade lakes for water storage could curb floods, droughts, saltwater
18/04/2016 (GMT+7)
VietNamNet Bridge – Oceanographer Truong Dinh Hien talked to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper about measures suggested to cope with drought and saltwater intrusion in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta region. 

Carbon emissions highest in 66 million years, since dinosaur age
23/03/2016 (GMT+7)
 The rate of carbon emissions is higher than at any time in fossil records stretching back 66 million years to the age of the dinosaurs, according to a study on Monday that sounds an alarm about risks to nature

Social News 8/1
08/01/2016 (GMT+7)
HCM City spends 437 million USD combating floods, Firemen extinguish house fire in Dak Lak, Hanoi helps Vientiane build military traditional house, Year-end sees labour shortage, New small hydropower plant serves remote areas in Hoa Binh

Severe floods hit Missouri as U.S. storms sweep north
30/12/2015 (GMT+7)
 Missouri residents struggled through a fourth straight day of storms on Tuesday, fighting rising floodwaters that inundated homes, forced evacuations and closed highways and even part of the Mississippi River.

Poor water drainage systems worsen flooding in urban areas
09/12/2015 (GMT+7)
VietNamNet Bridge - Real estate developers have built more and more construction projects, but many of them have not included proper water drainage systems. 

Floods attack cities in Central Highlands
08/12/2015 (GMT+7)
VietNamNet Bridge - Floods in cities in the Central Highlands are unusual occurrences. Local residents in Buon Ma Thuot City in Dak Lak province and Da Lat City in Lam Dong had to battle flash floods in early November.

Floods spark landslide in eastern China killing 21 people
16/11/2015 (GMT+7)
 More than 2,000 rescuers are searching for survivors of a landslide in eastern China that has killed at least 21 people.

Cost of not acting on climate change: US$33 billion
08/11/2015 (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – Up to US$33 billion could be going up in smoke annually by 2030 if Vietnam does not act on climate change,

Flooding affects 26% of HCMC citizens
05/11/2015 (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – Flooding impacts around 26% of city dwellers and costs this economic hub of Vietnam thousands of billions of Vietnam dong a year, said the HCMC center for the anti-flood program.

Floods hit 700 households in Khanh Hoa
04/11/2015 (GMT+7)
 More than 700 households along National Highway 1A section are submerged after heavy rain hit the Cam Ranh township, central coastal Khanh Hoa Province.

Urgent action needed to offset Mekong Delta climate change
28/10/2015 (GMT+7)
VietNamNet Bridge – The Mekong Delta, one of the most vulnerable deltas in the world in regard to climate change, must begin to take urgent measures to deal with the continuing consequences of changing weather patterns,