Vietnam preparing for extreme weather conditions

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Vietnam preparing for extreme weather conditions

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked relevant agencies to bolster their preparations against extreme weather like typhoons, prolonged drought and massive floods, as they are forecast to hit Viet Nam heavily in the next five years.

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El Ninõ parches Asia Pacific, destroying crops and drying up water sources

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El Nino parches Asia Pacific, destroying crops and drying up water sources

Dams containing small amounts of water can be seen in a drought affected farming area located west of Melbourne in Australia January 12, 2016. An El Nino, a warming of sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific, typically leads to scorching weather across Asia and East Africa, but heavy rains and floods in South America. Photo: Reuters/David Gray

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Will climate change destroy Vietnam’s agriculture?

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Will climate change destroy Vietnam’s agriculture?

VietNamNet Bridge - If the sea water level rises by one meter, the rice growing area will be cut by half, from 4 million to 2 million hectares, experts say.

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El Nino likely to set new weather records: Experts

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El Nino likely to set new weather records: Experts

The impact of El Nino in 2016 will likely surpass last year's record to become strongest ever in history, according to experts.

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El Nino likely to set new weather records: Experts

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El Nino likely to set new weather records: Experts

The impact of El Nino in 2016 will likely surpass last year's record to become strongest ever in history, according to experts.

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Russia warming '2.5 times quicker' than global average: Ministry

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Russia warming '2.5 times quicker' than global average: Ministry

A government report on environmental protection said temperatures in Russia had warmed by 0.42 degrees Celsius per decade since 1976, or 2.5 times quicker than the global warming trend of 0.17°C.

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Projects aim to keep rivers above water

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Projects aim to keep rivers above water

The ​Hong-Thai Binh rivers system has many irrigation works and four big dams to regulate water resources, but drought, shortage of water and floods are still common occurrences.

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Poor water drainage systems worsen flooding in urban areas

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Poor water drainage systems worsen flooding in urban areas

VietNamNet Bridge - Real estate developers have built more and more construction projects, but many of them have not included proper water drainage systems.

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Floods attack cities in Central Highlands

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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.

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As canals fill up, HCM City suffers from heavy floods

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As canals fill up, HCM City suffers from heavy floods

VietNamNet Bridge - As more and more canals in HCM City have been filled to make room for residential quarters, waste water drainage has been obstructed.

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180 dead in Indian floods

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Large areas of India's fourth-largest city are under water after the heaviest rains in more than century.

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Doomsday revisited: will warming deprive us of oxygen?

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Doomsday revisited: will warming deprive us of oxygen?

Global warming has triggered an array of apocalyptic scenarios for future generations, from worsening drought, storms and floods to melted ice sheets and rising seas.

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Global warming: What if we do nothing?

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Global warming: What if we do nothing?

If mankind fails to curtail global warming, we will have to deal with fallout ranging from massive refugee crises and submerged cities to scorching heatwaves and drought, scientists say.

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El Ninõ strengthening, will be among biggest on record: WMO

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El Nino strengthening, will be among biggest on record: WMO

The current El Ninõ weather pattern, a phenomenon associated with extreme droughts, storms and floods, is expected to strengthen before the end of the year and become one of the strongest on record, the U.N. weather agency said on Monday.

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Mekong delta faces water shortage, saline intrusion

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Mekong delta faces water shortage, saline intrusion

The Mekong Delta plans to plant more than 1.5 million ha of rice for the 2015-16 winter-spring rice crop, but it faces saline intrusion and a water shortage because of the Mekong River's low water level.

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