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Woman gets two years in prison for sparking forest fire

A Ha Tinh court Friday sentenced a local woman to two years in jail for inadvertently setting fire to seven hectares of forest.

Hanoi offers free, airconditioned shelter from summer heat

Hanoi is trialing free relaxation sites for people to take shelter from scorching heat under a German funded project.

Three men to be charged for causing forest fire in central Vietnam

Police in Ha Tinh Province are set to charge three local men who inadvertently burned down a patch of forest while smoking beehives.
July 18, 2019 | 10:59 am GMT+7

Woman arrested for unintentionally starting wildfire in central Vietnam

Police in Ha Tinh Province arrested a local woman on Wednesday for accidentally burning three hectares of forest while burning grass nearby.
July 11, 2019 | 08:02 am GMT+7

Neither safe nor effective to deploy copters in forest fire fight

It's neither safe nor effective to deploy helicopters to extinguish forest fires in central Vietnam, says Deputy PM Vuong Dinh Hue.
July 01, 2019 | 09:34 pm GMT+7

Electricity restored after forest fires impact transmission lines

Vietnam Electricity has fully restored northern and central power grids after forest fires affected the 500 kV North-South transmission line Friday.
June 29, 2019 | 03:21 pm GMT+7

Central Vietnam tackles forest fires on war footing

Thousands of forest rangers, firefighters, soldiers and policemen fought forest fires that broke out in the central region on Friday.
June 29, 2019 | 01:17 pm GMT+7

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

Hanoians flock to Red River to beat the heat

As the mercury soared in the capital these days, many residents cooled off with a Red River dip.
June 23, 2019 | 06:42 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

Heat wave sends Saigon power consumption to 10-year high

The ongoing heat wave has pushed electricity consumption in Ho Chi Minh City to its highest in 10 years.
May 01, 2019 | 09:28 am GMT+7

Saigon construction workers adapt to scorching sun

Construction workers on Saigon’s first metro line wear hats, masks, sunglasses and gloves to keep working in sweltering conditions.
May 01, 2019 | 07:55 am 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
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