Environment

Cambodia’s efforts to electrify all villages leans on hydropower

Cambodia's goal of electrifying 100% of its villages is on track for completion in 2020, owing in large part to development of its hydropower resources.

Cambodia tops region for fires detected from space

Yet again, the Kingdom this year burns brighter than its neighbours, with fires in Cambodia being detected from space at a much higher rate than any other country in the region, according to a NASA report published last week.

Corruption fueling deforestation in Cambodia

Cambodia's forests are being felled at a shocking rate, as poachers and corrupt officials profit from the black market trade in rare wood species, which is being exported to Vietnam — and beyond.

Floating rice: The climate-resilient alternative for Cambodia’s food production

Grown in floods and thriving without pesticides, floating rice offers Cambodia a sustainable alternative for its eco-friendly food production amid threats from climate change.

Cambodia, Laos losing the last of their trees

Despite official pledges to halt the trade, smugglers in Cambodia and Laos are finding ways to illegally ship timber to neighboring Vietnam. The precious hardwood is often used in furniture factories that ship their products largely to China.

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UN Security Council to meet on Friday over Myanmar crisis

Cambodia’s Asean envoy to Myanmar, Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn, will attend the closed-door talks along with UN special envoy for Myanmar Noeleen Heyzer. The minister is expected to report on the controversial visit to Myanmar in early January by Cambodia’s strongman ruler Hun Sen.