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Drought puts central Vietnam irrigation lakes out to pasture

Prolonged drought has dried up irrigation lakes in Thua Thien-Hue Province, turning some into pasture land and revealing arid soil in others.

Water shortage threatens 138,000 families in central Vietnam this summer

Some 138,800 households in the central region might experience a water shortage this summer as the levels in major rivers have dropped below normal.

Two killed in Hanoi heatwave

Two people have died of heat stroke in Hanoi this month while a third is in a coma.
June 27, 2019 | 01:16 pm GMT+7

Hue residents try to stay cool in scorching summer

With temperatures soaring to 39 degrees Celsius more frequently, people in Hue in central Vietnam are finding relief in the Huong River.
June 25, 2019 | 05:07 pm GMT+7

Mercury rises to 40C as heat wave scorches Hanoi

Downtown Hanoi has become deserted during peak sunshine hours as people stay indoors to avoid the torrid weather.
June 23, 2019 | 01:43 pm GMT+7

Global warming’s the fight of our lives. We’re losing it

With the biggest culprits failing to act on climate disaster, the human race does not have much long left.
May 23, 2019 | 02:00 pm GMT+7

Heat stroke kills man in central Vietnam

A Ha Tinh resident died of heat stroke on Sunday afternoon as a severe heat wave swept through several Vietnamese localities.
May 21, 2019 | 07:50 am GMT+7

Hanoi swelters as UV index reaches alarming levels

Hanoi will be hit with extremely high levels of UV rays until next week, according to data from weather forecast sites.
May 17, 2019 | 08:07 am GMT+7

Parched Sa Pa tells farmers to suspend paddy cultivation

To cope with a crippling water scarcity, the Sa Pa administration has instructed paddy farmers to stop irrigating their fields.
April 27, 2019 | 11:00 am GMT+7

Hanoi heat rises to 100-year high, weather office reports

April data over a hundred years show Hanoi experiencing a record high temperature of 38.9 degrees Celsius this year.
April 26, 2019 | 05:19 pm GMT+7

Vietnam's top tourist destinations hit by alarming UV levels

​Tourism hotspots took on a new meaning in Vietnam Wednesday with the ultraviolet index there jumping to “extremely dangerous” levels.
April 25, 2019 | 02:01 pm GMT+7

Vietnam braces for hottest summer in history

With the mercury soaring to record highs, Vietnam is bracing for a summer season that could be the hottest in history.
April 25, 2019 | 08:12 am GMT+7

Sa Pa hotels hit by severe water shortage

Hospitality businesses in the drought-hit mountain resort town of Sa Pa are struggling to find enough water.
April 24, 2019 | 09:03 pm GMT+7

Vietnam experiences its hottest temperature ever

Vietnam broke its national high temperature record last Saturday as the mercury hit 43.4 degrees Celsius in Ha Tinh Province.
April 23, 2019 | 07:28 pm GMT+7

More kids, seniors visit Saigon hospitals as mercury soars

With temperatures soaring to 37 degrees Celsius, Saigon hospitals are seeing a rise in children and elderly patients.
April 18, 2019 | 02:33 pm GMT+7
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