Sand is the stuff of which Asia’s growing megacities are made. In Cambodia, sand is being dredged from the Mekong River at an alarming rate, with disastrous results for local residents.
Instead of rushing ahead with new projects, the Lao government should have waited to see how the unproven mitigation measures of the Xayaburi project work and observed associated environmental impacts.
Minister warns the 27 members of the National Hazardous Substances Committee to heed the public’s demand for a complete ban on paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos, or leave Thailand.
A forest activist found 59 logs on Sunday near farmland belonging to officicials in Tasal commune, in Kampong Speu province’s Oral district.
Identifying the gender of a baby inside the womb is becoming increasingly popular. By 2050, Vietnam will see a surplus of some 2.3 million to 4.3 million males, so millions of men will not be able to find partners.
Representatives of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights has called for its member states to address the transboundary haze to prevent further harm to the environment and health.
Banana plantations are raising local salaries but the chemicals used are poisoning rivers and land.