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Dr. Plastic, the Hanoi Duo Who Give New Life to Single-Use Plastic

Plastic pollution is considered one of the main environmental threats to our planet’s health.

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Vietnam to Clampdown on Illegal Wildlife Trade Amid Virus Fears

With the scientist community in general agreement that 2019’s novel coronavirus emerged out of a wet market in Wuhan where live animals were slaughtered, governments in both China and Vietnam are taking action against the trading of illegal wildlife.

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How Vietnam Is Trying to Save Its Beloved Giant Yangtze Softshell Turtles

Eighty-eight-year-old Le Huy Hoanh stands up from his bench and carefully poured tea in rural Vietnam, and mimes for us how he used to kill gods.

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[Video] Rescued Pangolin Gives Birth in Vietnamese Sanctuary

For the first time ever, a baby Chinese pangolin ( Manis pentadactyla ) was born in a captive environment at the  Save...

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[Photos] A Somehow-Spacious Tiny Apartment in Hanoi

Aesthetic pleasure doesn't fall prey to functionality and a dearth of square meters in this tiny Hanoi apartment. 

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Local Engineers Develop Vietnamese-Language Site to Track Corona Cases in Real Time

The online map was developed by a group of five Vietnamese engineers from Kompa Group, a tech company based in Vietnam and Silicon Valley.

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Vietnam Will Have Harsher Dry Season, Fewer Typhoons in 2020, Experts Say

The harsh dry season is predicted to impact all three regions of the country.

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Vo Trong Nghia Studio Wins Dezeen’s 'Architect of the Year' Award

Vo Trong Nghia and his studio have established a reputation both in Vietnam and elsewhere for incorporating local and inexpensive materials in their designs.

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Being Human: How Can We Cope With Climate Change Grief?

Urbanist Hanoi is proud to announce ‘Being Human,’ our new series dedicated to mental health.

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Ocean Cleanup to Pilot Trash-Collecting Boat in Can Tho

Ocean Cleanup is a non-governmental organization found by Dutch engineer Boyan Slat, who aims to remove plastic from the ocean using technology.

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Both Hanoi and Saigon Will Face Extensive Flooding by 2050, New Data Shows

A new research paper from Climate Central reveals an even more harrowing future for coastal cities around the world, including in Vietnam, compared to previous predictions.

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Vietnam Among Top 15 Countries With Lowest Average Height, Official Says

All heights are beautiful.

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Marvel Mobile Game Unveils New Southeast Asian, Including Vietnamese, Superheroes

The three Southeast Asian characters were created exclusively for the mobile game Marvel Future Fight.

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Survey Fails to Find Two Sea Turtle Species Off Northern, Central Coasts

Bad news for Vietnam's sea turtle population.

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Dong Thap's Number of Sarus Cranes Has Shrunk by 100 Times Since 1998

Tram Chim National Park in Dong Thap Province is a wetland area reserved for a waterfowl habitat under the Ramsar Convention.

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Only 13% of Vietnam's Urban Sewage Is Treated Before Discharge

With a long coastline and elaborate river systems, Vietnam’s water environment is extremely susceptible to pollution, which is caused by untreated waste that’s discarded straight into the water.

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Vietnam Launches New Homegrown Digital Map, Database Project 'Vmap'

Vmap is the newest addition to the cohort of new made-in-Vietnam digital products, including social networks like Lotus, Hahalolo and Gapo.

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Vietnam Receives Funding From ADB to Build Major Floating Solar Power Plant

If all goes to plan, the region's largest floating solar power plant is coming to Binh Thuan Province.

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How Campaigns Against Wildlife Trafficking Are Trying to Reset Social Norms

In late January, WildAid and the Ho Chi Minh City-based Center of Hands-on Actions and Networking for Growth and Environment (CHANGE) launched a graphic anti-wildlife trafficking campaign fo...

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As Percentage of People Over 60 Hits 11.9%, Vietnam Prepares for Aging Society

The percentage of people over the age of 60 in Vietnam has hit 11.9% of the population and is expected to rise to 25%, or 27 million people, by 2050.

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Grab Accounts for 73% of Ride-Share Trips in First Half of 2019: Report

ABI Research, a global tech market advisory firm, recently published some of its findings from a market research report on vehicle and mobility market.

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[Video] A Poignant Insight Into the Life of an Undocumented Young Man

What is life like for those who weren't registered at birth, and therefore lack an official identity, even as an adult?

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Vietnam Sees Over 300,000 Abortion Cases Annually, Health Ministry Says

Despite improving maternity health, high abortion rates remain one of Vietnam’s biggest challenges.

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[Photos] Viettel's Green, Airy Education Center in Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park

There is a global architectural trend of designing buildings in harmony with nature, and Vietnam is no exception to this movement. 

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Amazon Is in Vietnam, but Not to Sell Products. Not in the Next 5 Years.

Despite the retail behemoth's recent establishment of Amazon Global Selling Vietnam and the hiring of a former-Alibaba top manager to serve as CEO, the company won't start selling to customers in Viet...

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Hanoi to Construct 3 New Bridges Across To Lich River

There's something lovely about being able to walk easily over a death-black river that reeks of the upcoming apocalypse.