Sok Piseth’s family has lived off the fish in Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake for generations. During the rainy season, the lake expands up to five times in size, creating a unique ecosystem that regularly brings new life to the lake and its surrounding wetlands.
The projects are controversial because of their environmental impact, displacement of villagers without adequate compensation, and questionable financial and power demand arrangements.
Water levels lowered by seven dams along a stretch of the Nam Ou River in Laos are blocking boat travel in a scenic area popular with tourists, impacting tour and passenger boat operators and other local businesses, Lao sources say.
The last known male giant Swinhoe’s softshell turtle is no longer alone on the planet after the discovery of a female of his species in Vietnam.
Construction of the My Thuan – Can Tho Expressway, which will improve HCMC’s connectivity with the Mekong Delta, will begin on Monday.
An early indicator of the Vietnamese regime’s ability to adapt its policies to more challenging conditions will be how it chooses to defend the delta seacoast.
Industrial maize farming in Myanmar’s Shan State is devastating families and landscapes as well as fuelling ever-increasing levels of transboundary haze, generating urgent calls for serious changes to animal feed supply chains.
Apart from being a source of transboundary haze, poorly regulated contract farming is trapping the small farmers of Myanmar’s Shan State in a cycle of overwhelming debt, land dispossession and environmental degradation.
Diversified farming systems and agrobiodiversity are essential in defending food security and coping with climate crisis. But both are being undermined in Myanmar’s Shan State, where the industrial maize industry is making local farmers more vulnerable to climate change.