Water shortages have been reported in 16 Cambodian provinces. El Niño is behind higher-than-average temperatures. About 75 per cent of Cambodia is farmland, devoted mostly to growing rice. The authorities hand out fertiliser and water to affected communities.
The Mekong River is home to more than 70 million people.
The protection of rare species and the illegal drug trade may at first seem entirely unrelated.
Built atop the bones of the dead, Trapaing Thmar reservoir is largest irrigation project built by the Khmer Rouge regime. Today, it is running dry amid one of the worst droughts to hit Cambodia in living memory.
‘The blasts aimed at paving the way for big vessels would affect people’s way of life and also fish in the river,’ said Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai.
Unaware of the price on its head, the hapless pangolin scurried across the jungle floor; most likely it was looking for ants, which the creatures gleefully scoop up with their long, sticky tongues.
The Apsara Authority is trying to reduce littering at the World Heritage site in Siem Reap province of Cambodia.
Cambodian farmers harvest rice in two seasons: the rainy and dry seasons.
Deforestation remains a major threat to Cambodia’s forests due to illegal logging, and as a consequence the country is now facing threats to the local economy, food security, and biodiversity.
In Cambodia, Singapore’s Cleantech is building a 10 MW solar plant including a 2.7 MW floating section, and in Lithuania, state-owned utility Lietuvos Energija is deploying a floating plant at the Kruonis pumped storage hydroelectric power plant.
An elephant has been found dead with its tusks and tail sliced off in a wildlife sanctuary in Cambodia, where wild elephant numbers have dwindled to just a few hundred due to poaching and deforestation.
After extensive deforestation in Thailand and Cambodia between 1961 and 1998, a unique trend has emerged: Buddhists monks are now bestowing monk-hood onto trees, in the effort to save them.
Cambodia has one of the highest rates of deforestation in the world, largely due to illegal logging.
A newly opened Chinese hotel and casino on an island near Cambodia’s port city of Sihanoukville has been pouring raw sewage into the sea, ruining the beauty of a local beach, island resort owners and environmental activists say.
There are some basic steps that could go a long way in helping the country address a serious issue.
A group of forestry activists accompanied by monks held a Buddhist ceremony in hopes of protecting Prey Lang forest in Cambodia’s central plains. The forest has been ravaged by deforestation caused by illegal logging, with much of the illicit timber smuggled outside the country.
Cambodia’s Prey Lang forest has been under threat from illegal loggers for nearly 20 years, with deforestation spiking to 100 square kilometers (39 square miles) in 2016, the same year a wildlife sanctuary was declared.
Electricité du Cambodge has launched an international tender to procure a solar project in Kampong Chhnang province, on a build-own-operate basis. The project is the initial phase of the 100 MW National Solar Park, which is being supported by the Asian Development Bank.
Nearly the entire Mekong Delta in Vietnam — an area that helps feed about 200 million people — will sink underwater by the year 2100 at current rates, a new study predicts.
Southeast Asia Globe speaks with Emirates’ commercial manager in Cambodia, Abdulla Adnan, about what the world’s airlines can do to reduce their carbon footprint.