Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Environment

Seized ivory to be displayed

The Ministry of Environment is looking at places to display seized elephant ivory and other illegal exotic items to highlight the “brutality” of people, despite international conservation organisation Wildlife Alliance calling for them to be destroyed.

Youths to Hold Story-Telling Event on ‘Wonders of the Mekong’

Dozens of Cambodian youths are coming together to raise public awareness about the environmental threats facing the life-giving river.

IPCC workshop warns about worst climate change effects

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned that the world will face more serious effects of climate change if there is no measure to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere which leads to increased global warming.

Hydropower project in Cambodia helps fish to come home

In early April in Sesan district of Stung Treng province, Cambodia, the reservoir of Lower Sesan II Hydropower Station was sparkling with water merging with the azure sky.

The Monks Community Forest — a battlefield jungle turned nature preserve

Story told in a film released Monday to mark Remembrance Day.

Cambodia puts circular economy in motion

Climate risks and demand by Cambodia’s garment customers for international standard waste compliance are inevitably pushing the Kingdom towards a circular economy.

Preventing climate change in the face of urbanisation

Researchers promote eco-awareness amid the rapid, often unplanned growth of cities.

Timber mischief in Vietnam

In the Southeast Asian region, loss of area under natural forests is largely driven by natural resources extraction and demand for more land for production of food and other commodities.

Cambodian Authorities Close Polluting Chinese Casino

Authorities in southwestern Cambodia’s Sihanoukville province have shut down a Chinese-owned casino accused of polluting an adjacent beach following the casino’s defiance of orders to cease operations, sources said on Friday.

A guide to renewable power in Cambodia

Cambodia has huge renewable energy potential in the form of hydropower, solar and wind. Hydropower is already an important part of the energy mix and attention is shifting towards other renewable energies, but many challenges lie ahead.

ADB to help build 100-MW solar park in Cambodia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a 7.64-million-U.S. dollar loan to support the construction of a 100-megawatt (MW) solar power park in Cambodia, said its press release on Friday.

Forum raises urgent Mekong issues

The 7th Mekong River Commission (MRC) Regional Stakeholder Forum was held in Lao capital Vientiane over Monday and Tuesday, with participants discussing urgent issues facing the Mekong region, the Secretariat of the MRC has said.

Environmentalist to seek court help over illegal, sewage-spewing Chinese casino

Chinese owned businesses in Cambodia seem to be a law unto themself, a polluting casino ordered closed by the government in March continuing with business as usual.

Timber Company in Cambodia Continues to Collect Wood From Protected Forest Areas

A timber company in Cambodia is ignoring environmental protection laws by transporting felled trees by night from protected forests in the country, activists said on Monday.

Interview: China’s Mekong Dam-building Mindset ‘Exported Downstream’ to Cambodia and Laos

The Mekong River extends for thousands of miles through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, supporting more than 65 million people who depend on it for food, transportation, and commerce. But development, mostly led by China, threatens to upset the delicate balance between local communities and the river’s rich ecosystem.

5 die in poisonous water incidents in Cambodia

A local police officer declared that five villagers have died as another 18 were rushed to hospitals in eastern Cambodia's Kratie province after consuming polluted water

No paradise island: waters off Cambodia’s Koh Rong a giant sewage dump

Those planning on travelling to Cambodia’s Koh Rong, might be best advised to make sure that their Hepatitis B vaccination is up to date first, putrid raw sewage pouring unchecked into the water at Koh Toch, the island’s main tourist area.

Study examines forest loss in Mekong region

Dramatic forest degradation and loss in the Greater Mekong region have both their causes and potential solutions rooted in forest governance, according to a recent publication by researchers from the Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC), the University of British Columbia, and WWF.

Students apply science to make an environmental difference in Cambodia

From looking at religious merit release practices in and around Siem Reap, to exploring “pet culture” and animal welfare in households, to investigating the effects of noise pollution on a vulnerable bat population, students at The School for Field Studies in Cambodia are doing more than just studying abroad.

Cambodia’s sanctuaries under threat

Cambodia’s Beng Per Wildlife Sanctuary is symbolic of the country’s poor forestry management.

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U.S. Expresses Concern Over Kem Ley Anniversary Arrests

In a statement on Monday, the US Embassy in Phnom Penh said that “all Cambodians should be able to exercise their rights to express their views freely and assemble peacefully.”