Our weekly News Digest curates news, commentary and resources on development, its environmental and social impacts, and the context affecting the Mekong region.
China’s Belt and Road Initiative Is moving ahead swiftly, with a major summit recently concluding in Hong Kong under the banner, “from vision to action”.
GMS and other Asian wildlife rangers just need a job, and are not motivated by protecting our most iconic species—tigers, elephants, gorillas and many others.
Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-09-scientists-wildlife-rangers.html#jCp
Relevant parties will define resources coordinating mechanisms and seek foreign and private support for the effort in both resources and technology.
Rural coffee farmers across southern Laos are sharing sustainable agricultural practices to protect both their land and health from chemical farming methods, reports
Study finds excessive levels of the metal, which can seriously harm unborn children, in women from Alaska to Indonesia, due to gold mining, industrial pollution and fish-rich diets
Can Mekong fish climb ladders: some fisheries scientist think so, others don’t.
Homes and farmland have been flooded following the bust of the under construction Nam Ao Hydropower Project on Sep 11.
With some of the world’s most cluttered sidewalks and reluctant pedestrians, getting around Saigon by foot can be a drag.
“There is one overriding principle that drives the business -– it’s of huge value with low risk. And that’s why we are losing the battle, rapidly,” says USAID Wildlife Asia’s law enforcement specialist.
People affected by emissions from a coal mine project of Thai companies in Tanintharyi Region have urged the Thai authorities to take action.
Insufficient electricity is one of the major problems Myanmar faces when it comes to attracting investment, can Liquid Natural Gas be the answer?