This ‘Dams Observatory’ tracks all hydropower dams that are larger than 15 megawatts installed capacity, and/or those with a reservoir area of 0.5km2 or larger.
Three people have been shot and killed by soldiers in northeastern Cambodia, apparently in retaliation for seizing equipment from illegal loggers.
Environmental rights groups have repeatedly warned that the project would have a costly impact on the Mekong fisheries and biodiversity.
GMS Environment ministers endorsed a five-year environment agenda that includes more than $540 million worth of projects to spur green investments and increase environmental cooperation.
As long as farmers can make more money from opium poppy than from other crops, the problem will continue. And as long as criminal groups can act with impunity in permissive environments, nothing will change.
Despite nearly “full employment”, 51% of Cambodian workers are in vulnerable jobs, with Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam ranging between 47-58%.
Though there’s progress on rail projects in Laos and Thailand, no one can predict when the dream will become true
Cambodia’s deforestation rate is one of the fastest in the world, endangering wildlife as well as cultures that have long drawn on the forests for their livelihoods
An abundance of cheap power from China could stall Laos’ plans to become the “battery of Southeast Asia.”
Australian mining firm Medusa Mining has announced plans to begin exploration for gold, copper and oil in Kratie province’s Prek Kampi commune, about 35 kilometres west of a stretch of the Mekong River that is home to endangered river dolphins. Medusa Mining signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Sea Resources, which was granted exclusive […]