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Mekong Delta closer to sea than previously thought: study

A group of scientists from Dutch Utrecht University discovered recently that the Mekong Delta has an "extremely low mean elevation" of around 0.8 meters above sea level.

Mekong River flooding expected next week

The much anticipated annual flooding season in the Mekong Delta is set to arrive in the next few days, much later than usual.

Province requests $30 mln to build anti-erosion embankments

Ca Mau Province is seeking VND700 billion ($30.1 million) from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to build embankments to check erosion.
August 24, 2019 | 10:00 am GMT+7

Flood-proof housing abandoned in flooding-starved Mekong Delta

Houses built to shelter locals from annual flooding in the Mekong Delta have been left untouched for years.
August 20, 2019 | 04:30 pm GMT+7

Dam-building race threatens Mekong River

An ongoing drought and dozens of hydroelectric power plants are lowering water levels and damaging a fragile ecosystem.
August 20, 2019 | 11:04 am GMT+7

Mekong Delta province issues emergency warning over coastal erosion

Severe erosion of a sea section prompted authorities in Ca Mau Province to issue an emergency warning on Tuesday.
August 07, 2019 | 06:26 pm GMT+7

National highway section in Mekong Delta collapses into river

A 100 m section of National Highway 91 in the Mekong Delta, which had developed a crack, broke away and fell into a river Thursday.
August 01, 2019 | 01:36 pm GMT+7

Mekong Delta parched as river dries up upstream

Farmers in the Mekong Delta are grappling with drought and worsening water salinity in rivers due to the El Niño effect.
August 01, 2019 | 11:18 am GMT+7

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.
June 18, 2019 | 08:29 pm GMT+7

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 Delta.
June 11, 2019 | 08:11 am GMT+7

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
 
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