Vietnamese provinces say ‘no’ to coal power as central government, industries build more

By Le Quynh, 11 March 2019 Nguoi Do Thi, Vietnam coal power power plants air pollution Country looks to coal for energy security as local communities and leaders fear the environmental and health impacts of investing in coal over renewables Nghi Son 1 coal-fired power plant in Hai Ha commune in Thanh Hoa province, Vietnam. / Credit: Le …

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Beware the Dyke—Responding to the root causes of flooding in Ho Chi Minh City

Residents at Le Van Luong district were forced to go through heavy and prolonged tidal flood early this year without proper drainage system in place. Photo credit: Thanh Nguyen   By LE QUYNH Mekong Eye Ho Chi Minh City is pressing forward on a 41 km-long sea dyke to be the cornerstone of a new flood …

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Noose or life ring: Ho Chi Minh City’s proposed super dyke

Thousands of HCMC residents got stuck for hours in stagnant rush hour traffic after heavy rains flood Binh Chanh business district earlier this year. Photo credit: Huu Khoa   By LE QUỲNH Mekong Eye In Ho Chi Minh City’s battle with floods, will dropping a 41-km-long concrete wall into the sea actually help or will it …

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