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Flooded Mines Cause Toxic Sludge in Vietnam

             

The Mong Duong coal mine in Vietnam's Quang Ninh province has flooded, spilling toxic sludge that contaminated land, rivers and coastline  Photo: Luu Quy Doan/Vnexpress

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United Nations - irinnews.org - by Vu Duy - August 7, 2015

HANOI, 7 August 2015 (IRIN) - Toxic sludge that spilled out of open pit coal mines during 10 days of heavy rains may have seriously contaminated farmland, rivers and coastal areas in northern Vietnam.

Flooding has killed 30 people, wiped out roads and damaged thousands of homes, the United Nations said in a situation report on Wednesday. The UN also warned of potential risks to the environment, health and water sanitation after coal mines in Quang Ninh province flooded, spilling thick streams of dark sludge into the countryside.

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Health and Climate Change: A Call for Immediate Action

submitted by Nguyen Huu Ninh

               

AFP / Dimitar Dilkoff

CLICK HERE - REPORT - The Lancet - Health and climate change: policy responses to protect public health

lemonde.fr - by Paul Benkimoun - June 23, 2015

Acting against climate change is both an emergency and the opportunity to achieve the greatest progress for public health in the 21 century. It is in these terms that the Commission’s report Lancet on health and climate change poses the challenge to humanity. Online on Tuesday, June 23 about the British medical weekly site [1,999,011], the document was written by a multidisciplinary European and Chinese academic team.

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Seven Graphics that Explain Energy Poverty and How the US Can Do Much More

          

cgdev.org - by Todd Moss and Madeleine Gleave - February 18, 2014

1.     Energy poverty is an endemic and crippling problem; nearly 600 million people in Africa live without access to any power, which also means no access to safer and healthier electric cooking and heating, powered health centers and refrigerated medicines, light to study at night, or electricity to run a business.  Here’s the situation in the 6 countries chosen to be part of President Obama’s Power Africa Initiative, home to nearly 1/3 of the continent’s population:

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GDACS - Orange Alert - Tropical Cyclone RAMMASUN-14 in China, Viet Nam, Philippines

                     

Japan Meteorological Agency - http://www.jma.go.jp/en/typh/

gdacs.org - July 14, 2014

Tropical Cyclone RAMMASUN-14 can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the Maximum sustained wind speed and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Updated: this report is based on advisory number 18.

  • Tropical Cyclone Hurricane/Typhoon > 74 mph (maximum wind speed of 167 km/h)
  • from 14/07/2014 00:00 UTC to 18:00
  • Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 35.6 million
  • Vulnerability: High

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USAID Study Analyzes Climate Impacts in Mekong River Basin

      

The Mekong Delta is set to face more extreme weather

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20 March 2014: The values at risk in key livelihood sectors from predicted climate change impacts are estimated to be at least US$16 billion per year, according to the findings of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) 'Mekong ARCC Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study.' The study, which was inspired by an International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) study, considers climate impacts on agriculture, fisheries, livestock, and rural infrastructure and health.

The study analyzes the potential magnitude of climate impacts in the Mekong delta with the aim of translating them to local communities and policymakers to support adaptation investment.

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http://www.ciatnews.cgiar.org/2014/03/20/ciat-inspired-mekong-study-highlights-climate-concerns/

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Nearly US $ 1 Billion Mobilized for Climate Change

reliefweb.int - monre.gov.vn - January 25, 2014

According to the MONRE’s report, from 2010 to now, the Ministry has built and mobilized nearly US$ 1 billion from international aid and preferential loan to implement programs and projects in response to climate change.

The Danish government provided a 40-million preferential loan in the framework of the Program of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation. In 2013, the Support Program to Response to Climate Change supported an expected loan of US$ 270 million. The Vietnam’s National Investment Program proposed to use the Clean Technology Fund with total budget of US$ 250 million.

The international cooperation on climate change continued to recorded lots of efforts in 2013. The Ministry has organized an international donors meeting in order to call for support for the new matrix policy of the SP-RCC in the period 2013-2015. Also, the ministry has built a plan to attract financial support for climate change, proposed a loan agreement of Climate Change Development Policy Operation (CCDPO2) and ASEAN Minerals Trust Fund.

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The impacts of mineral exploitation on the environment and people in Thai Nguyen

Case study: Khanh Hoa coal mine, Thai Nguyen, Viet Nam

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EFFORTS OF THAI NGUYEN CITY IN REDUCING POVERTY RATE

It can be seen that the gap between rich and poor is increasingly clear in Vietnam in general and in Thai Nguyen province in particular. After 20 years of innovation along with the country, the economy and society of Thai Nguyen city has increased significantly and achieved important developmental milestones. However, along with the development, the gap of rich and poor between segments of the population and the gap between incomes in the urban areas were also extended. In order to impulse the process of industrialization – modernization as well as reduce poverty rate, Thai Nguyen city should implement more essential policies and projects to improve the lives of citizen, as well as impulse the ​​economy of the city for the purpose of sustainable development.


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THE COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL OF WASTE IN THE AREA OF THAI NGUYEN CITY

During the developing process, the economic production activities have produced a great deal of waste, especially harmful waste. In Viet Nam in general and Thai Nguyen in particular, due to the diversity and rapid development of various types of industry, the hazardous wastes that are mentioned above become more and more. The more wastes are generated; the more serious threats affect environment and human health.

I. Situation

1. Household waste

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LAND POLLUTION AND PROBLEMS POSING IN THAI NGUYEN CITY

Operation of industrial, service, mining ... in the area of Thai Nguyen city is developing rapidly.

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