Environment

ASEAN to Strengthen Efforts to Curb Illegal Wildlife Trade

Ministers from the 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries released a statement last week outlining the region’s commitment to strengthen efforts to address illegal wildlife trade and tackle wildlife crime.

Foundation led by Rollins woman tackles plastic ‘epidemic’ in Cambodia

About 5 p.m. every evening, the putrid smell of burning plastic penetrates the lungs of villagers in the community of Kampot in southern Cambodia.

Cambodia’s environment, Singapore’s problem

So, apparently, my neighbourhood smells of urine.

Four countries report avian flu outbreaks in poultry

In the latest avian flu developments in poultry, China reported a highly pathogenic H7N9 outbreak in zoo birds, Nepal reported three more highly pathogenic...

UNDP-supported project hands over 53 automatic hydrological and meteorological stations to

Cambodia, revolutionising climate and disaster preparedness.

And on that bombshell… Jeremy Clarkson turns eco-warrior

Some men mark their midlife crisis by buying a Ferrari, but petrol-head Jeremy Clarkson has probably had enough of fast cars by now. 

Youth Mount Trash Clean-Up Effort In Phnom Penh

Cambodia’s capital produces nearly 3,000 tons of garbage each day, and city officials are struggling to deal with the growing mountains of trash.

Cheap, clean and efficient: The firm leading Cambodia’s solar revolution

Sitting in her bright and airy 17th floor office, Rithya Menon, Okra Smart Solar’s lead firmware engineer, checks the frequently updating data telling her everything about how well their community services are operating.

Cambodia suspends licences of 90 mining companies

The Ministry of Mines and Energy suspended the licences of 90 mining companies across Kampong Speu province for a week for failing to properly repair and water roads, tormenting residents with clouds of dust.

Drought warning leads Cambodian government to tell rice farmers not to plant

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.

New Book Urges Action to Prevent ‘Last Days of the Mighty Mekong’

The Mekong River is home to more than 70 million people.

The environmental impacts of MDMA production warrant consideration

The protection of rare species and the illegal drug trade may at first seem entirely unrelated.

Cambodian Farmers Struggle Against Changing Climate

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.

China scraps plan to blow up Mekong River islets, says Thai minister

‘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.

How you can help save the world’s most trafficked mammal

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.

Cambodia’s Tourism Authority Bans Food Inside World Heritage Temple Angkor Wat

The Apsara Authority is trying to reduce littering at the World Heritage site in Siem Reap province of Cambodia.

Gripped By Drought, Cambodian Farmers Struggle Against Changing Climate

Cambodian farmers harvest rice in two seasons: the rainy and dry seasons.

Monks and Activists Hold Buddhist Ceremony to Address Deforestation in Cambodia

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.

Floating solar reaches new territories

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.

Poachers kill elephant in Cambodia wildlife sanctuary

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.

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Cambodian PM to pay working visit to Japan next week

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen will pay a working visit to Japan from May 29 to 31, according to a foreign ministry's statement on Saturday.