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Giving Vietnam’s street kids a chance

Source: CNN, Sun June 05, 2011
Michael Brosowski started the Blue Dragon Children's Foundation to help Vietnamese youth get off the streets. Since 2004, he and his group have helped more than 350 children find safe shelter and enroll in school.

‘Asian unicorn’ to get new Vietnam nature reserve

Source: BBC, Tue April 19, 2011
Vietnam is setting up a nature reserve to protect one of the world's rarest animals - an antelope-like creature called the saola.

Vietnam’s own ‘great wall’ uncovered

Source: CNN, Thu January 27, 2011
Nestled in the mountain foothills of a remote province in central Vietnam, one of the country's most important archaeological discoveries in a century has recently come to light.

Vietnam Cracks Down on Illegal Wildlife Trade

Source: WCS, Mon September 13, 2010
Vietnam authorities arrested more than a dozen restaurant owners for planning to serve meals of pangolins, porcupines, mouse deer, monitor lizards, bears, snakes, and other rare animals—amounting to more than 850 pounds of meat.

Governments See Dollars in Re-Grown Forests

Source: Voice of America, Tue November 10, 2009
As international attention shifts to Copenhagen and the coming United Nations conference on climate change, reforestation is emerging as a critical issue for the environment and as a source for government revenue.

Bamboo Living’s School is Earthquake and Hurricane Safe

Source: Fast Company, Thu June 04, 2009
Traditional brick school facades could become a thing of the past as educational institutions aim for sustainability.

Renowned Swedish retailer donates proceeds from toy sales to UNICEF projects

Source: United Nations News Centre, Wed December 24, 2008
United Nations - This holiday season, scores of projects aimed at improving the education of school children around the world are set to profit from an IKEA initiative to the tune of €5 million (almost $7 million), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced today.

Endangered bears find refuge in new Vietnam center this article opens in a new window

Source: ENN, Tue April 08, 2008
TAM DAO, Vietnam (Reuters) - A furry black bear cub playfully clasps a rubber pet toy between its paws and eats fruit in its new home -- Vietnam's first refuge for bears rescued from abusive traffickers of bile used in traditional medicines. The bear is one of four 50 kg (110 lb) endangered Asiatic black cubs and two adults that were smuggled either from neighboring Laos or from southern Vietnam in the past seven months, and confiscated by the authorities.

Bamboo, dubbed ‘vegetal steel,’ superb for building

Source: Charleston Daily Mail, Sat February 09, 2008
Girardot, Colombia - Forget steel and concrete. The building material of choice for the 21st century might just be bamboo.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

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