The groups added that the new project, along with existing hydropower dams, would affect the hydrology of the lower Mekong, especially the Tonle Sap Lake, which is critical to a large section of Cambodians.
The government is aiming for a dam that can produce 1,460 megawatts of electricity for export to Thailand and Vietnam. Construction is expected to begin in late 2020 or early 2021. Critics want data on its economic, environmental and social impact.
Downstream Mekong countries, including Cambodia, have asked Laos to take a deeper look at the environmental impacts of a planned large-scale hydropower dam that academics and activists say will maim the mainstream Mekong River, which is already showing signs of severe damage.
This river has nourished civilizations for millennia. Now it’s drying up, under attack from dam building, overfishing, and sand mining.
A river journey reveals displaced villages and a ruined ecosystem.
Plastic straws are embedded deep in our consumer culture.
For more than half a century, January meant prime fishing season for Pang Bin. He took his wooden boat out into Cambodia’s largest lake, his catches and their sales sustaining his family for much of the year.
Cambodia's Ministry of Environment on Friday released measures to prevent and reduce air pollution in the kingdom after it observed that air quality had declined.
Drought coupled with a growing thirst in the Eastern Economic Corridor [EEC] has prompted plans to divert water from the Satung Nam River in Cambodia.
It’s a resource used in global construction and mined from rivers and coasts across the world.
Beijing hopes to dredge the riverbed in northern Thailand to allow passage for cargo ships and possibly military vessels. Laos and Cambodia have been courted by Chinese investment but Thai activists claim Chinese dams are destroying their way of life.
13 years ago, we asked the question – what might the weather bring us fifty years from now? Back in 2007, Cambodia was witnessing super cyclones one year, drought the next. Today, with extreme weather become a yearly reality and the clock ticking before the region reaches an environmental tipping point, the situation is showing few signs of improvement
To ensure public health and safety, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Jan. 2 signed a directive calling on relevant ministries, institutions and sub-national administrations to lead the charge on reducing air pollution in the Kingdom.
Prime Minister Hun Sen recently signed a directive to all relevant ministries, institutions and administrations to lead the charge on reducing pollution.
Every lake in Phnom Penh has been damaged by development and its wetlands decimated, leading to severe flooding, loss of livelihoods and disappearance of fish species, a new report says.
The Cambodian capital routinely faces flooding during the monsoon season, and evictions linked to filling of lakes has led to thousands of families being affected.
Climate change puts over half the world’s population at risk of mosquito-borne diseases like dengue fever, and bats may be able to help.
Plan centres on drought forecasting but critics say it failed to address impact of dams and hydropower projects.
Nhem Sophal gets up shortly after midnight every night to fish the Tonle Sap lake, trying to support his family.
Because Cambodia needs to reverse its reliance on deforestation and fossil fuels for the benefit of future generations