In the face of environmental destruction and threats to livelihoods, a new dam project is being pushed through in Laos.
If this rail project really does get rolling, it might not be a game-changer for either Beijing or Hanoi. But the effort does indicate a warming bilateral atmosphere.
Despite a monthly allowance being paid to more than 14 million people across the country, the number of poor people in Thailand has increased by more than 1.3 million in 1 year.
Thailand is one of the world’s worst plastic polluters, but local businesses are taking steps to change that. Numerous retailers, including convenience stores, have stopped giving out single-use plastic bags to customers this year.
Thailand can learn from the successful public campaign in Cape Town, South Africa to get their citizens to conserve water in the face of the city running out of water.
The illegal mines in the area cause erosion and collapse of riverbanks, damage the natural environment and pollute the water due to the acid used in mining activities.
Dought and saltwater intrusion in the region, the largest agricultural production hub in Vietnam, will be more serious this year than the historic troubles of 2015-2016.