Through cost-saving practices for coffee, rice, corn and livestock production,
Hpakant resident Lamawng La Tawng says that jade companies have failed to consider the environmental consequences of mining in the region, leading to the lasting damage of what should have been designated protected land.
The general public in Myanmar will mostly remember the Chinese ambassador as the pushy figure who aggressively lobbied for the resumption of the controversial Chinese-backed Myitsone mega dam project.
The entire region whose rivers are fed by this water source, including the Mekong, is headed for an immense climate crisis by 2100, scientists warn.
We the peoples of Myanmar, with roots in different parts of the country, may differ in ethnicity, language and faith systems, but when it comes to saving the Irrawaddy, we are of one mind.
For the Mekong River, more dams will mean less and less sediment transport to the fertile Mekong River Delta in southern Vietnam, a hub of the country’s agriculture.
When the lights literally went out in many parts of Cambodia in February and stayed off in some areas during the following months, people immediately pointed their fingers at Prime Minister Hun Sen.
Villagers in Laos displaced by the Don Sahong Dam under construction near the border with Cambodia are still going without jobs and income three years into the project despite promises from the government to help them.