Immeasurable danger from PCBs
10:17 | 13/12/2013 Science - Technology
(VEN) - Polyclobiphenyl (PCB) is one of the 22 Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) which has been used as an ideal additive in some industries such as insulated oil of transformers and capacitors, hydraulic oil, paint and printing ink. However, PCBs have not been produced since the 1970s after the toxicity to human’s health and the environment was discovered.
A Luoi diversifies ways to cope with climate change
08:02 | 03/12/2013 Science - Technology
(VEN) - Long droughts damaged 300ha of 2012 summer-autumn rice in A Luoi District, Thua Thien Hue Province. The very cold weather as a result of climate change destroyed the subsequent winter-spring rice crop having a traumatic affect in the mountain poor district.
Eco-innovation forum offers a guide to EU market
16:01 | 25/11/2013 Science - Technology
(VEN) - At the 15th Forum on Eco-innovation and a roundtable on Cutting Waste - Resource Efficiency and Eco-innovation for Sustainable Food Chains recently held by the European Commission (EC) and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), EC representatives suggested some eco-innovation solutions for Vietnamese businesses which want to access the EU market.
Communities to protect lake environments
15:01 | 20/11/2013 Science - Technology
(VEN) - On November 13-14, a new model on doing exercises combined with protecting lake environments was launched for the first time in Hanoi with participation of the People's Committee of Thanh Nhan and Ngoc Khanh communes, the veteran’s organization and inhabitants of the communes who live around Thanh Nhan and Ngoc Khanh lakes.
Donors appreciate Vietnam's role in SPRCC
16:10 | 11/11/2013 Science - Technology
(VEN) - Speaking at a conference on diversifying donors for the Support Program to Respond to Climate Change (SPRCC) recently held by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s National Climate Change Committee in Hanoi, international donors appreciated Vietnam's role in the implementation of policies in the SPRCC. Donors said they are willing to provide technical and financial assistance for Vietnam to further realize SPRCC.