“Our problem is our survival, our need of food,” say those forced from their homes by the Myitsone Dam Project in Myanmar.
Growing health issues, conflicts over land seizures, climate change and the economic viability of renewables have yet to bring about a change of course.
Irresponsible sand mining is destroying the livelihoods of farmers and fishers and placing environmental stress on the nation’s rice bowl.
Company agrees to comply with government regulations, but villagers want banana plantations shut down.
As the Chinese dragon whips its tail, must Thai farmers fall in line, or can they gain some traction on their own to shape Thailand’s future agricultural policy?
Video reports from the Mekong Delta on the growing impacts of climate change braking up families and communities as income is sought elsewhere.
The physical nibbling away of the Mekong Delta’s edges by advancing erosion is producing unwanted social and economic ripples reaching Ho Chi Minh City and beyond.
Elderly people in the Mekong Delta have had a difficult life, but some are now facing even greater hardships as their land washes away.
Young women are pursuing husbands abroad, betting on economic security over love, while leaving young men to struggle to find partners among the women who remain.
Will dropping a 41-km concrete wall into the sea actually help or will it perpetuate the city’s legacy of failed land-use policies and infrastructure miss-management?
Experts warn such a barrier will do little to address major factors contributing to HCMC’s inundation, and far more attention should be paid to non-technical strategies.
At the edge of a forest on the northern plains of Cambodia, an indigenous community is building its own security system.