Environment

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.

How the Buddhist monks of Thailand and Cambodia are fighting the logging industry, one...

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.

Video: Monks Hold Ceremony To Protect Cambodian Forest

Cambodia has one of the highest rates of deforestation in the world, largely due to illegal logging.

Chinese Casino Pollutes Beach on Cambodian Island Near Sihanoukville

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.

How Cambodia Could Win a War on Plastics

There are some basic steps that could go a long way in helping the country address a serious issue.

Monks and Activists Hold Buddhist Ceremony to Protect Cambodia’s Prey Lang Forest

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 fragile Prey Lang forest remains under threat

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.

Cambodia’s utility tenders first, 60 MW, section of National Solar Park

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.

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