Extreme weather events have become more frequent in recent years. Nearly 4,000 disasters and incidents in 2019, an increase of 57.9 per cent compared to the previous year.
The recent violent land dispute spotlights serious issues that remain to be addressed, especially surrounding internet shut down prior to attack and news suppression thereafter.
An environmental emergency has been declared in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre after local saltwater intrusion reached alarming levels.
In the face of environmental destruction and threats to livelihoods, a new dam project is being pushed through in Laos.
If this rail project really does get rolling, it might not be a game-changer for either Beijing or Hanoi. But the effort does indicate a warming bilateral atmosphere.
Despite a monthly allowance being paid to more than 14 million people across the country, the number of poor people in Thailand has increased by more than 1.3 million in 1 year.
Thailand is one of the world’s worst plastic polluters, but local businesses are taking steps to change that. Numerous retailers, including convenience stores, have stopped giving out single-use plastic bags to customers this year.