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In Vietnam: Young citizens rise as change agents to meet the nation’s environmental sustainability needs

James Borton and Nguyen Minh Quang, 09 June 2024

Vietnam’s escalating environmental challenges, particularly climate change, have spurred the nation’s youth to actively seek solutions to environmental injustice and unsustainable practices…


Au Vietnam, l’Île aux oiseaux… et aux solutions

Éric Desrosiers, 13 February 2024

Né de l’union de la terre et l’eau, le delta du Mékong est aujourd’hui menacé de disparition, victime du peu d’attention portée au fonctionnement fragile et complexe de la nature…


A Mekong island too tiny for industrial farming now points to Vietnam’s future

Sonal Gupta, 11 January 2024

In an era dominated by climate concerns, Con Chim has quietly become a symbol of hope for a sustainable future in Vietnam. This story was produced in partnership with the Global Reporting Program at the University of British Columbia’s School of Journalism, Writing, and Media…


Paddling along Mekong River: Adventure full of surprises

Dave Ellingson, 22 April 2023

The Mekong Paddle Adventure has become more than just a journey for four American kayakers because in addition to their original goal of raising money for local charities, they had the chance to experience other cultures and enjoy their time with river angels…


Revisiting Environmental Security in the Mekong Region

James Borton and Nguyen Minh Quang, 10 April 2023

Amidst the promising economic prosperity and development in the Southeast Asian region, the growing energy demands to sustain it comes with a price. In this article, we reveal how securitizing environmental issues and promoting policy dialogues can lead to sustainable environmental governance in the Mekong region…


Citizen scientists tackle Mekong environmental challenges

James Borton and Tanapon Phenrat, 19 June 2021

People are using their local knowledge to supplement technology as they monitor, investigate, and restore the environment…


Satellite tech, forest guardians protect Vietnam’s mangroves

James Borton and Kim Anh Nguyen, 27 May 2021

Scientists confirm that the lush green mangrove forests in Vietnam are now threatened by the devastating impacts of climate change in combination with human disturbances, accelerating the degradation of these fragile ecosystems…


New monitor promises data on Mekong depredation

James Borton and Nguyen Minh Quang, 31 December 2020

Open data access from satellites and smartphones will build record of environmental change…


Science-led solutions needed for Lower Mekong region: Experts

Hanoi Times, 28 April 2020 

Voices, opinions, and experiences from the local community and experts should be taken seriously for any policy making process…


Mekong Offers U.S. a Non-Confrontational Opportunity to Reset Asia-Pacific Policy

James Borton and Nguyen Minh Quang, 26 February 2017

In a clash between a Chinese government trying to meet huge demands for hydropower for a growing population in its energy-hungry urban centers, and the need to protect and preserve the Mekong’s ecological…


Vietnam’s Next Environmental Hotspot

Nguyen Minh Quang, 10 January 2017

Less than a year after a major pollution crisis, trouble is brewing in the Mekong Delta…


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