Nguyen Van Hai, a construction worker for the project, said it was more difficult and time-consuming than usual since they had to build the house depended on the shapes and sizes and the number of bottles. The bottle caps became the house's decorations so they must be geometrically in line to ensure the aesthetic. … [Read more...] about Quang Ngai monk builds environmentally-friendly house
People are now talking about ‘urban mining’, which means finding precious metals in urban areas instead of metal mines in remote areas. More and more countries are paying attention to exploiting metals from local electronic waste "mountains" . Every year, 50 million electronic devices turn into waste. … [Read more...] about Finding gold in computer, smartphone waste
Deeper look into ecological costs of coal-fired power in Mekong Delta needed: expert Ecological expert Nguyen Huu Thien speaks on the need for clearer environmental regulations for thermopower plants in the Mekong Delta to reduce risks to the region’s aquatic resources. … [Read more...] about Coal-fired power plants’ ash and slag: hazardous waste or resource?
Islander strives to protect crabs from overfishing A Ly Son Island resident in the central province of Quang Ngai has ignored cynicism and negative comments to continue on his mission to preserve his homeland’s maritime resource. … [Read more...] about Sustainable crab catching a boon for islanders
Joint efforts needed to protect water resources: Vietnam River Network Vietnam News Agency speaks to Dao Trong Tu, head co-ordinator of the Vietnam River Network (VRN), on the role of social organisations and civic groups in improving the awareness and actions of the community regarding water security issues. … [Read more...] about Japanese team gives up project to revive Hanoi’s polluted river