China top polluter Hebei province promises to clean up act
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
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),
Drainage project will reduce Hanoi floods
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
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.
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Scientists suggest building 5-7 rolling weirs on Red River
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.
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Severe floods hit Missouri as U.S. storms sweep north
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.
Floods attack cities in Central Highlands
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.
Flooding affects 26% of HCMC citizens
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
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
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