In 1992, an environmental struggle between local communities and the government began in Si Saket province of Northeast Thailand, when the government built the 17-meter-high Rasi Salai Irrigation Dam with little transparency or discussion with local villagers. Blocking the flow of the Mun River flooded a vast area of land that the villagers had utilised […]
A new report from the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, shows how countries in Southeast Asia are recognising the right to a healthy environment in their laws, policies, and courts.
A discreet movement of smallholders within Vietnam’s massive coffee industry are leading efforts to ensure the industry’s survival amidst extensive climate change and market threats.
More than a million people live on or around the lake, the world’s largest inland fishery, but water levels have plummeted and fish stocks dwindled because of climate change and dams upstream on the Mekong.
New dams are in the works. Laos, a landlocked and impoverished nation, is planning to construct a new 684-megawatt dam at the cost of $2 billion with Chinese backing. Most of the electricity generated would be exported to neighboring Thailand, which already has a surplus of electricity to meet domestic demand.
The saline intrusion during the period caused only 10 per cent damage compared to that during saline intrusion that occurred in the 2015-2016 period.
The Vientiane-Vangvieng section of the China-Laos expressway, the first highway in Laos jointly constructed by the Lao government and China’s Yunnan Construction and Investment Holding Group (YCIH), was inaugurated on Sunday.
As waste continues to increase on Phnom Penh streets and decrease government coffers, everyone from policymakers to the public wants a solution.
Thailand agreed to adopt a circular economy and clean technology, as the country has environmental problems, especially with PM2.5, which need environmental friendly production to help reduce them.
An international workshop was recently held in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho to seek ways to raise income for Vietnamese farmers.