Eleven people, including two children, have died and 10,000 families have been evacuated across 14 provinces in the past 10 days due to severe flooding, Kun Kim, president of Cambodia's National Disaster Management Committee, said on Wednesday.
Sand mining accounts for 85 percent of all worldwide mineral extraction, a $70 billion industry.
Two leading experts on water issues in Asia warn that parts of Vietnam’s fertile southernmost areas bordering Southeast Asia’s longest river, the Mekong, are in danger of drying up.
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.
The much anticipated annual flooding season in the Mekong Delta is set to arrive in the next few days, much later than usual.
Both drought and upstream water releases again challenge the control of the Mekong River.
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.
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.
Even replacing just a couple items in your house with plastic-free alternatives is a great start.
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 knowledge, which could be key in making smart decisions about water, is being left out, an indigenous expert warns.
As it cleans up at home, China is exporting coal power equipment and carbon emissions
Luke Hunt speaks to Milton Osborne about the threat to the Mekong River amid a changing environment in the subregion.
Scientists expect warming temperatures will lead to worse dengue outbreaks in places the disease already lurks, and outbreaks in brand new places.
This year’s drought is just a preview of more dire problems to come if government don’t change course.
Spanish man freed by Phnom Penh court, but local environmental campaigners face grave dangers.
Prime ministers, presidents and heads of international banks have caused a potential catastrophe.
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.
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.
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.