Chinese company consults locals over Mekong blasting

Communities say the company hasn’t considered the social and environmental impacts of proposed changes to the river, reports Andrew Stone. Keep reading   ...

Laos dam collapse: Mekong River projects move forward despite promise to halt and review

Decision to continue work on two huge dams calls into question how serious the government is about reviewing numerous multibillion-dollar hydropower projects after last month’s disaster. Keep reading   ...

Cà Mau environmental pollution rises to alarming levels

Despites efforts by authorities, pollution at industrial parks and clusters in the Mekong province of Cà Mau has risen to alarming levels, affecting the lives of local residents. Đốc River Town, for instance, a town in Trần Văn Thời District with a population of 40,000, is ...

An Environmental Report Card for Southeast Asia

As school semesters come to a close across Southeast Asia, and teachers begin calculating final scores, another type of assessment is called for: an environmental report card for the region. While evaluating every environmental issue that has arisen in every country is unfeasible, it is ...

Slight delay in Thai high speed rail project due to environmental impact study

Construction work has been delayed until the middle of next month for the initial 3.5-km stretch of the Thai-China high speed railway (HSR) in Thailand’s north-eastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima, Bangkok Post daily reported on Thursday.[] The full line will span 873 km, linking Thailand and ...

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