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Species, threats grow in Mekong region: WWF

Scientists identify a new species every two days in the Greater Mekong region, the WWF said Monday, in a report detailing 2010's more unusual finds such as a leaf warbler and a self-cloning lizard.

dateDec 12, 2011 in Ecology
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Lao forests feeding Vietnam industry, group says

(AP) -- Despite an export ban, Vietnamese companies are smuggling logs from the once rich forests of Laos to feed a billion-dollar wood industry that turns timber into furniture for export to the Europe and the United States, ...

dateJul 28, 2011 in Environment
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Vietnam's planned sale of tiger paste protested

(AP) -- A local conservation group voiced opposition Friday to the planned sale of tiger paste by Vietnamese authorities, amid warnings by the international community that the animal's survival is in serious jeopardy.

dateDec 03, 2010 in Ecology
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Intel opens biggest ever chip plant in Vietnam

US-based chip maker Intel on Friday opened a billion-dollar plant in Vietnam, the company's biggest in the world, expected to create thousands of skilled jobs as the nation moves from low to hi-tech.

dateOct 29, 2010 in Business
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