After the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, Vietnam suspended its nuclear plans and waited for more than a decade before reviving them. But Vietnam was undeterred by last year’s Fukushima nuclear meltdown in Japan, the world’s worst atomic accident since Chernobyl, and is racing ahead with plans to start construction of its first reactor in 2014, … Continue reading
Shin-Etsu to process rare-earth metals in Vietnam-Nikkei (Reuters)
(Reuters) – Climate negotiators agreed a pact on Sunday that would for the first time force all the biggest polluters to take action on greenhouse gas emissions, but critics said the action plan was not aggressive enough to slow the pace of global warming. The package of accords extended the Kyoto Protocol, the only global … Continue reading
December 8, 2011 For Immediate Release Civil society demands clear commitment from Laos to stop all construction activities Siem Reap, Cambodia – In a crucial decision for the people and ecosystems of the Mekong River Basin, the governments of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam agreed today to delay the Xayaburi Dam, the first of eleven … Continue reading
Hanoi, Nov 17 (IANS) Vietnam will build a space centre by 2018 for which it will spend over $600 million. Under the plan, the Vietnam Space Centre, covering an area of nine hectares at Hoa Lac High-tech Park in Hanoi, will specialise in researching and producing small satellites to be used in domestic weather forecast, … Continue reading
The Amazon, Vietnam’s Halong Bay, South America’s Iguazu Falls, Jeju Island in South Korea, Komodo Island in Indonesia, the Philippines’ Puerto Princesa Underground River, and Table Mountain in South Africa have been named the new seven wonders of nature.
SCIENTISTS have made a discovery that could lead to a vaccine against the tropical disease melioidosis. The findings published in the journal Science show how a toxin produced by the bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei damages cells in a wide range of tissues in infected people, causing sepsis and chronic disease.
Safety must be guaranteed as a precondition for the government giving the green light to the export of nuclear reactors to Vietnam. Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda and his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Tan Dung have reached an agreement under which Japan will be granted a contract to build two nuclear reactors, each with an output of … Continue reading
Javan rhinoceros, an endangered species, is officially extinct in Vietnam. The last of its kind was killed at the Nam Cat Tien National Park in April last year. It was shot dead for its horn, said WWF at a joint press conference with the International Rhino Foundation in Hanoi on Tuesday.
With Vietnam steadily becoming a world leader in aquaculture and the leading Asian importer of soybean meal, the South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council thought a visit there would be a natural fit. “It’s fish, fish, fish everywhere,” said Jeremy Freking, executive director of the council, who made the trip with South Dakota Agriculture … Continue reading