“They use chemicals that eventually flow into the river. We are now too afraid to eat the fish, shrimp or crabs from the river. Most of us here don’t have jobs, so we live off the forest and the river as our only food sources.”
Whether one cares about climate change or not, the “green industry” is the future and it is here to stay. If Thailand takes too long to realise this, it will look back and regret the great missed opportunity that was right under its nose.
The author examines the life histories of generations of Asian elephants in Myanmar studying meticulous records of elephants going back over a century and meeting with their descendants as well as their oozies.
2020’s number fell short of expectation due largely to severe water shortage taking place at large hydropower reservoirs between the fourth quarter of 2019 and the second quarter of 2020, said the Vietnam Forest Protection and Development Fund (VNFF). The shortage affected business performance of hydro power companies.
While the MRC statement was careful to avoid aiming too much ire in the direction of China, the impact of the 11 upstream dams that China has built on the river in Yunnan province has recently become the subject of increasing international attention.
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Hun Sen signed an order to launch a National Internet Gateway—similar to China’s complex network of blocks, filters, and human censorship known as the Great Firewall—which will regulate all online traffic in the interest of “protecting national security and maintaining social order.”
Renewable energy production and hydropower plant projects will be prioritised to help power the country in the future.
The beach normally opens whenever the river level falls, exposing the island, usually from October to May. It is one the province’s “unseen Thailand” attractions.
Thailand is one of the world’s largest sugar producer, turning out about 10 million tons of the sweet stuff each year. But the traditional method of harvesting it is being criticized for polluting the environment. The government wants the industry to modernize, but some farmers say that’s not financially feasible.
It seems the Cambodian authorities are not only failing to protect the country’s diverse and still-extensive forests, but also are attacking those that do.