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Start of Latest Mekong Dam Draws Fears of River’s ‘Tipping Point’

Some 50 million people downstream rely for a living on river's waters, along with fish and sediment it washes their way; researchers and environmental advocates say dam could block both.

Mekong River flooding expected next week

The much anticipated annual flooding season in the Mekong Delta is set to arrive in the next few days, much later than usual.

Mekong: When the river runs dry

Both drought and upstream water releases again challenge the control of the Mekong River.

Tigers are doomed if efforts to save them remain wanting

Cambodia’s last wild tiger is dead and he died in captivity. Jasper, as the 21-year-old tiger was called, was rescued as a cub from poachers, who helped drive Indochinese tigers extinct in the Southeast Asian nation within just a few short years.

A new dam on the Mekong could cause a biodiversity crisis

The Tonle Sap Lake is called the Great Lake by Cambodians for good reason. The scenic lake spans a vast area as the largest freshwater body in Southeast Asia. Its quaint waterborne villages are popular with tourists.

4 Companies Trying to Help You Use Less Plastic

Even replacing just a couple items in your house with plastic-free alternatives is a great start.

How Cambodia’s five-star Song Saa Private Island leads sustainable luxury travel in Southeast Asia

Over lunch at Louise in Central, Rory Hunter and Melita Koulmandas Hunter, the Hong Kong-based couple behind Song Saa Private Island resort, talk about environmental conservation and empowering the local community.

Indigenous people need a say on water rights, U.N. rapporteur urges

Indigenous knowledge, which could be key in making smart decisions about water, is being left out, an indigenous expert warns.

Coal plant deemed too polluting for China heads to Cambodia

As it cleans up at home, China is exporting coal power equipment and carbon emissions

A Conversation on the Mekong and a Changing Southeast Asia

Luke Hunt speaks to Milton Osborne about the threat to the Mekong River amid a changing environment in the subregion.

As the world warms up, Dengue could spread

Scientists expect warming temperatures will lead to worse dengue outbreaks in places the disease already lurks, and outbreaks in brand new places.

Something Is Very Wrong on the Mekong River

This year’s drought is just a preview of more dire problems to come if government don’t change course.

Activists fight hated land-grabs in Cambodia

Spanish man freed by Phnom Penh court, but local environmental campaigners face grave dangers.

River of no return: Mekong faces grim future

Prime ministers, presidents and heads of international banks have caused a potential catastrophe.

In Cambodia, a rare acquittal in a climate of danger for green activists

Deported environmental activist Alejandro-Gonzalez Davidson, who faced charges relating to protests against sand dredging in Cambodia, was found not guilty by a Phnom Penh court on Aug. 22.

Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake Under Threat

In July the Mekong River, the precious lifeline for four Southeast Asian countries and China’s Yunnan Province, fell to its lowest levels in 100 years, the victim of increasing climate change, agricultural runoff and a plethora of upstream dams that threaten its existence.

Cambodian Tycoon Kong Kroeng Detained Over Suspected Illegal Logging Operation

Powerful business tycoon Kong Kroeng was detained on Thursday after being questioned by authorities in eastern Cambodia’s Kratie province over his alleged involvement in an illicit timber operation, according to the National Military Police.

Cambodia and Other Southeast Asian Nations Shouldn’t Be Stuck with Western Trash

Heaps of discarded plastic and other types of solid waste littered the landscape, underlining the undeniable fact that many cities in Cambodia were, and still are, struggling with a massive waste management problem.

Southeast Asians learn best practices in climate-smart agri in Quezon

‘It takes a village to scale climate-smart agriculture.”

Cambodia takes tough measures to curb plastic waste imports

Cambodia has taken tough measures to curb illegal imports of plastic waste after the Southeast Asian nation found 83 containers filled with the waste at its seaport last month, officials have said.

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Media urged to publicise road traffic, drugs issues

The Ministry of Information has urged all media outlets to disseminate educational messages on drug and traffic issues during the Pchum Ben festival from September 14-29.