German town awash with mud after floods kill three

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 month(s) ago

Heavy flooding turns the southwestern German town of Braunsbach into a mess of rubble and mud after a storm that killed at least three in the country.

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EU gene editing dilemma continues

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 month(s) ago

Gene editing, the new technology taking the biomedical world by storm, is posing a problem for policymakers in Europe after years of conflict over genetically modified food.

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In the face of urban flooding, some Vietnamese choose to laugh it off

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In the face of urban flooding, some Vietnamese choose to laugh it off

Many roads in Districts 1, 2, 3, Phu Nhuan and Binh Thanh were submerged after more than two hours of downpour due to an insufficient storm drain system. The city has been discussing many plans with huge investment proposals to fix the recurring flooding problem. But after years, images like these continue to be found across the city. Photo credit: Zing

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HCM City drainage channels disappearing

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Báo Dân Trí English 5 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

HCM City drainage channels disappearing

Ho Chi Minh City’s canals, drains and waterways are being filled up or clogged, making the city increasingly susceptible to flooding during rains. A lack of public awareness and poor city management have been blamed for the problem.

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Almost 2,000 cattle die in cold weather in northern Vietnam

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 6 month(s) ago

Almost 2,000 cattle die in cold weather in northern Vietnam

Residents in mountainous provinces in the north of Vietnam have lost thousands of cattle after days of extreme wintry climate, the Central Committee for Flood and Storm Control said Wednesday in a report.

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Dammed if they don’t: Mekong countries face crucial choice today

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Dammed if they don’t: Mekong countries face crucial choice today

This region is among the world's most vulnerable to climate change impacts. Fish harvests, for instance, are already declining due partly to drought in Cambodia's Tonlé Sap Lake, which supplies the country's 15 million people with more than a third of their protein. The Mekong Delta and its rich agricultural lands are also under grave threat from rising sea levels, storm inundation and their vulnerability to extreme weather.

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US-Vietnam Joint Committee Meeting convenes

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VOV News English 8 month(s) ago

US-Vietnam Joint Committee Meeting convenes

(VOV) -The 9th US-Vietnam Science and Technology Joint Committee Meeting opened in HCM City on December 2, which will review cooperation in science and technology projects and discuss plans for the years to come.

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Climate change and conflict, a perfect storm

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 8 month(s) ago

Climate change and conflict, a perfect storm

Violence has cast a long shadow over a climate summit opening in Paris on Monday, two weeks after 130 people were killed in a coordinated jihadist onslaught on the French capital.

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Absence of rains pose threat for Mekong Delta

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VietnamNet English 10 month(s) ago

Absence of rains pose threat for Mekong Delta

Farmers in the Mekong Delta depend heavily on the wet season inundating their fields but this year the rains are late.

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Landslides prompt relocation

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Landslides prompt relocation

VietNamNet Bridge – Nearly 1,400 households living in landslide-prone areas in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang need to be relocated so they can lead more stable lives, according to Le Phuoc Dai, an official of the provincial Steering Committee for flood and storm search and rescue.

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Storm Vamco weakens, brings heavy rain

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Báo Dân Trí English 11 month(s) ago

Storm Vamco weakens, brings heavy rain

Tropical storm Vamco, the third storm over the East Sea this year, struck the central Quang Ngai Province's Ly Son Island with wind speeds of 62km to 74km per hour.

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Localities urged to prepare for violent storms

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VietnamNet English 11 month(s) ago

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has asked localities to improve their response plans for severe storms before September 20 to send to ministries and relevant agencies.

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Localities urged to prepare for violent storms

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VOV News English 11 month(s) ago

Localities urged to prepare for violent storms

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has asked localities to improve their response plans for severe storms before September 20 to send to ministries and relevant agencies.

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Storm shelter and fishing port to be built in Kien Giang province

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VietnamPlus English 12 month(s) ago

Storm shelter and fishing port to be built in Kien Giang province

The Mekong Delta Kien Giang provincial People’s Committee has recently approved a project to build a storm-resistant shelter integrated with a fishing port in Ganh Dau Cape, Phu Quoc District Island.

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Traveler beware: wrath of rains hitting northern Vietnam

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 12 month(s) ago

Traveler beware: wrath of rains hitting northern Vietnam

People are highly advised to follow weather reports and keep a high sense of alertness when traveling in localities in northern Vietnam, as lashing rainfalls, and possible floods, are hitting many provinces in the region.

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