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Land subsidence forces relocations

Environment

Land subsidence forces relocations

Subsidence in northern Thai Nguyen Province is being blamed on an underground karst funnel in the limestone bedrock that is 60m long and 30m wide, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

Crackdown to be conducted on polluters

Environment

Crackdown to be conducted on polluters

The Vietnam Environmental Protection Administration (VEPA) said on March 4 that it will conduct a crackdown on hot spots of environmental pollution nationwide, especially enterprises located along big rivers, including Dong Nai, Cau, Nhue and Day rivers.

Week-long heat wave forecast

Environment

Week-long heat wave forecast

A week-long abnormal heat wave has been forecast for northern and central Vietnam from this weekend with top temperatures of between 33-36 degrees Celsius, warns the National Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting Centre.

Forest fire alert level increased

Environment

Forest fire alert level increased

Prolonged dry weather has raised forest fire risks to extremely high levels across the country, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Department for Forest Protection.

Red River waters at new record low

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Red River waters at new record low

The water level of the Red River has fallen to a record low of 10 cm over the last 100 years, said an official of the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF) on Feb. 24.