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.
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.
‘It takes a village to scale climate-smart agriculture.”
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.
Indigenous villagers in Cambodia hope to regain their livelihoods after they successfully pressured the World Bank over its financial ties to a land-grabbing company.
Major dam construction projects have become a favourite pastime of some autocratic governments, with China leading the way.
101 East investigates how illegal loggers are plundering some of Cambodia's last remaining forests.
The “Rubbish Youths” have picked up nearly 10,000 cigarette butts from Sihanoukville’s Ochheuteal Beach over the past two weekends, after launching a campaign to collect one million butts from Cambodia’s coastal areas to keep the beaches clean.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has expressed concern over Chinese activities on the Mekong River in Southeast Asia, calling them troubling trends.
A forest activist in Mondulkiri province has requested the National Committee for Prevention and Crackdown on Natural Resource Crimes to re-investigate forestry crimes linked to Lim Royal Joint Stock Co Ltd.
A combination of drought and controversial upstream water politics is setting up Southeast Asia for potential disaster.
The Koh Kong provincial court on Tuesday heard the case of Spanish environmental activist Alejandro “Alex” Gonzalez-Davidson, who is accused of being an accomplice in “threatening to cause destruction, defacement or damage” and inciting others to do the same.
As a Buddhist monk, Khoeum Saray’s day is governed by a ritual of prayer, meditation, alms and temple chores. With one big exception - he also patrols a sprawling Cambodian forest and shows villagers how to protect it.
A year on from a devastating dam collapse in southern Laos, rights groups are pushing major insurance firms to help make compensation available for thousands of victims still reeling from the disaster.
By this time of year, the Mekong River should have been rising steadily with the monsoon rains, bringing fishermen a bounty of fat fish.
Washington has admitted to the long-lasting effects of dioxin use in Vietnam, but has largely sidestepped the issue in neighboring Cambodia and Laos.
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