environment

Severe weather events in 2013

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment said in 2013, hydro- meteorological experts noted many records about the weather, such as the biggest ever hail in Lao Cai or the "cataclysm" in Quang Ngai.

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Beef environment cost 10 times that of other livestockA new study suggests that the production of beef is around 10 times more damaging to the environment than any other form of livestock.

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Black water from biggest landfill harms hundreds of HanoiansOn December 13, the people in Lai Son hamlet of Bac Son commune in Soc Son district received the money from the Hanoi Urban Environment Company as the compensation for their two months of living with the polluted water.

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Draft law to focus on seasCompletion of a draft law on sea and island resources and environment will be the main priority of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment"s General Department of Sea and Islands this year.

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Failure to address water pollution has consequencesVietnam needs to have a comprehensive, unified set of rules to control water pollution in the country, because the problem has assumed very serious proportions, experts and officials said at workshop yesterday.

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