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Climate crisis stares Mekong Delta closer in the face

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta faces many climate change problems, but these have exacerbated at a much faster pace than predicted.

Riverside erosion sinks eight Mekong Delta houses

Eight houses along the Nam Can River were washed away Monday by land erosion, which seriously threatens the Mekong ...

Mekong Delta’s splendors now a relic of the past

Development policies have all but destroyed the natural bounty that the delta was blessed with.
July 26, 2018 | 10:11 am GMT+7

Vietnam offers to help Laos after dam collapse disaster

Vietnamese leaders have offered assistance to Laos after a partly-constructed hydropower dam collapsed leaving at least 70 dead and hundreds missing.
July 24, 2018 | 11:53 pm GMT+7

Hundreds missing in Laos after hydropower dam collapse

Hundreds of people are missing and an unknown number believed dead after a partly-constructed hydropower dam in southeast Laos collapsed.
July 24, 2018 | 03:29 pm GMT+7

Greater Mekong, including Vietnam, losing forests at alarming rate

The Greater Mekong region is among 11 hotspots where more than 80 percent of global forest loss will occur in the coming decades.
July 22, 2018 | 07:40 am GMT+7

Time’s running out for the Mekong giant catfish

Vietnamese restaurants are openly violating the law to include a critically endangered giant catfish on their menus.
July 10, 2018 | 12:55 pm GMT+7

Mekong Delta faces a bleaker future than people realize

A combination of negative developments has put at serious risk the viability of Vietnam's rice bowl as also the source of most of its seafood exports.
July 09, 2018 | 12:37 pm GMT+7

Hydropower projects killing the Mekong River

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta faces a bleak future because of hydropower constructions by its neighbors.
June 21, 2018 | 05:06 pm 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

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

Rural poor squeezed by land concessions in Vietnam, Mekong neighbors: report

More than 5.1 million hectares of land were granted for mining and agricultural concessions in the countries.
May 30, 2018 | 08:17 am 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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