In the Mekong Delta, a million hectares of land is regularly affected by flooding due to ocean tides.
At least 50 million people in Vietnam will be exposed to the impacts of rising sea levels and more powerful tropical storms and typhoons, among other threats.
Glimpses of salt harvesting life in Hon Khoi.
Rising river salinity is forcing rice farmers to switch to lucrative shrimp but the move threatens fragile mangrove ecosystems.
10-13 storms could form in the East Sea this year, with around half expected to hit mainland Vietnam, meteorologists warned.
Vietnam’s response to the pandemic is widely viewed as among the most effective in the world. Its ruling Communist Party is set to hold a congress that will select new leadership and shape policy for the next five years.
Many Vietnamese have been drawn to the northern highlands, including Sa Pa, as thick white snow blanketed the region.
Climate change increases the risk to hard-hit central provinces, but few want to leave the only home they know.
Ho Chi Minh City has been blanketed by smog over the past days as unseasonal rain resulted in an increase in humidity, causing pollutants to remain longer in the atmosphere, a weather pundit said.
Having contained the COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnam is becoming the first developing country to adopt carbon pricing in the post-pandemic period to help guide a cleaner recovery.
HCMC will see river tides rise to 1.74 – 1.76 meters on Monday, the highest levels this year, and flood many low-lying areas, the weather office has warned.
Provinces plan to evacuate 468,000 people in preparation for the 13th storm due to hit the Southeast Asian country this year
The United States has decided to provide Vietnam with an additional aid package worth US$2 million to help the country surmount the damage caused by recent natural disasters, said U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo.
A typhoon that officials said was the most powerful to hit Vietnam in 20 years blew away from the country on Thursday after setting off landslides, sinking boats and knocking out power to at least 1.7 million people.
Storm Molave entered the East Sea Monday morning and is expected to pack winds of 150 kph before making landfall near Da Nang in the next few days.
A pregnant woman who drowned in Vietnam was one of at least 114 people killed in record-breaking floods that have pummeled the country’s central coast.
Hundreds of thousands of homes are submerged and at least 132 people have been killed as some of the worst flooding in decades hits Vietnam and Cambodia, affecting more than 5 million people.
More than 100 so far reported dead or missing after two storms destroy homes and leave trail of destruction
Heavy flooding and landslides have hit central Vietnam for more than a week. Rescue workers faced a dangerous situation, after 13 of them died trying to reach those trapped in the mud.
Landslide in Quang Tri province comes days after another mudslide killed 13, mostly soldiers, in neighbouring region.
Nearly 40 people have died in Vietnam and Cambodia and scores more are missing, including rescuers, due to prolonged heavy rain and flash flooding as tropical storm Nangka edges towards the Vietnamese coast.
At least 18 people died and more than a dozen are missing after floods submerged homes in central Vietnam and rough seas capsized fishing boats, authorities said Monday, as another storm threatened fresh downpours.
Many villages in the north-central Vietnamese province of Quang Tri were still severely inundated as of Saturday afternoon, as flooding has broken the record in 1983 due to prolonged downpours over the past days.
Torrential rains have deluged Vietnam over the last three days, triggering flooding and forcing the evacuation of over 11,000 people in central Vietnamese regions.
A tropical storm known as Typhoon Noul hit some central provinces and cities of Vietnam over the past few days, leaving three people dead and 112 others injured, the country’s Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said…
With Storm Noul set to make landfall in central provinces Friday afternoon, Vietnamese authorities are preparing to evacuate half a million to safety.