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Over a billion people struggle to stay cool as Earth warms

More than a billion people are at risk from a lack of air conditioning and refrigeration as global warming brings more high temperatures.

Asia: Rising economic star or poster child for disaster?

Asia must race against time to prepare its citizens for an uncertain future.

'There has never been a year like this'

Turns out the deadly floods and intense heat of the last few months are just part of a big bleak picture.
July 11, 2018 | 06:57 am GMT+7

Construction of Vietnam’s largest solar power plant starts in central Vietnam

The power plant, once operational, will produce a maximum output of approximately 450 million kWh each year.
July 09, 2018 | 11:38 am GMT+7

At least 64 killed in Japan after 'unprecedented' rain, dozens missing

Evacuation orders remained in place for some 2 million people and another 2.3 million were advised to evacuate.
July 08, 2018 | 02:55 pm GMT+7

Vietnam farmers switch to night shift to escape scorching sun

The sweltering conditions have forced farmers in northern Vietnam to work at night to avoid exposure to extreme heat.
July 07, 2018 | 06:55 pm GMT+7

Lives of many people at stake in flood-prone northern Vietnam

Mining, deforestation and dams have destroyed their terrain and rendered them extremely vulnerable to flash floods.
July 04, 2018 | 02:02 pm GMT+7

Heat wave sends power consumption to record high in northern Vietnam

The previous record had been set just a week earlier, said the national power utility Vietnam Electricity (EVN).
July 04, 2018 | 11:08 am GMT+7

Poor countries face $168 billion interest bill due to climate change

Rice plantations in Vietnam are vulnerable to rising sea levels, according to a U.N. study.
July 03, 2018 | 09:25 am GMT+7

Land erosion a man made disaster in Vietnam's Mekong Delta

While several factors are responsible, rampant sand mining, overexploitation of groundwater and upstream dams are compounding the problem.
June 20, 2018 | 11:08 am GMT+7

Dammed, doomed: the Mekong Delta story

People await life-giving floods to return the delta to its former glory. The wait is futile.
June 18, 2018 | 07:42 am GMT+7

Households evacuated in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta amid rising erosion risk

Just five days earlier, land erosion in Ca Mau Province sank three houses and badly damaged another.
June 17, 2018 | 01:40 pm GMT+7

Flood damage would double without coral reefs: study

Vietnam is among countries that would become significantly more vulnerable to flooding with coral erosion.
June 13, 2018 | 09:21 am GMT+7

That sinking feeling again: Erosion exacts more toll in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

Sea erosion reduces nearly 50 houses to rubble.
May 31, 2018 | 12:54 pm GMT+7

Erosion swallows five houses in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

This riverside area in Can Tho City has been eroded thrice in the past month.
May 21, 2018 | 05:20 pm GMT+7
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