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QASTIC proposes arched tree houses for affordable housing in Cambodia

Qastic lab’s proposal for affordable housing in Cambodia takes advantage of the local construction techniques, available materials, climate, thus facing the site limitations, sustainability considerations, the energy usage savings and the overall desirable low cost of the project.

Cambodia mulls tougher laws on illegal timber logging

Cambodia loses thousands of cubic meters of timber through illegal activities and now the government is looking to amend its laws to better protect the prized natural resource.

Cambodian Authorities Move to Amend Laws in Effort to Protect Forests

Widespread illegal logging in Cambodia’s forests is making the government reevaluate existing laws intended to protect the country’s natural resources.

Illegal logging continues unabated in Cambodia

Foresty crimes continue unabated in the Kingdom. This week alone, two crackdowns on illegal logging took place in Ratanakkiri and Oddar Meanchey provinces.

How indigenous ‘vigilante’ grandfathers protect forest life

A group of elders, frustrated with state response, protect forest from looting against backdrop of rising deforestation.

More Southeast Asian Dam Disasters Likely Unless Funders Ensure Higher Standards

The Lao dam disaster in July that resulted in heavy flooding in two provinces that left at least 40 people dead and displaced 7,000 others has drawn both regional and international attention to the potential dangers of Southeast Asia’s current dam-building spree.

Cambodia, EU strive to educate Kingdom’s youth on environment

Climate change remains a global concern. Hence, Cambodia is striving to educate its youth to combat it and protect the environment.

China’s New Wildlife Import Policy Poses Fresh Dangers to Tigers And Rhinos

China’s decision to lift a ban on rhinoceros horn and tiger bone imports may now make the animals easier targets for poachers and black marketers, a number of wildlife conservation experts say.

Cambodia to boost clean energy use – but coal plants planned too

Cambodia will push ahead with plans to use hydropower and coal to electrify the entire country by 2020, but solar energy will play some role, especially in remote areas, an energy ministry official said on Wednesday.

Smugglers Move Timber From Cambodia’s Mondulkiri, Defying Government Warnings

Smugglers working in collusion with corrupt officials on both sides of the border are continuing to move illegally harvested timber from Cambodia’s Mondulkiri province into neighboring Vietnam in spite of government warnings to halt the trade, sources in Cambodia say.

Exclusive Report: Bureaucratic Chaos Rife in Hours Before Laos Dam Burst

On the night of July 23, water poured over a saddle dam at the Xe Pian Xe Namnoy (PNPC) hydropower project in Champassak, Laos, sweeping away homes and causing severe flooding in up to 12 villages downstream in Champassak and neighboring Attapeu province.

‘After my release, I want to protect the environment even more’

Hun Vannak, a campaigner with environmental NGO Mother Nature, was imprisoned after challenging a well-connected company.

Investigator: Dam Project Killing Dolphins, Hurting Fishing and Tourism Industries

A member of Cambodia’s Supreme Council for Recommendations on Wednesday told RFA’s Khmer Service that local authorities are utilizing legal loopholes to avoid adhering to regulations that would protect the biodiversity of the Mekong River.

Cambodia needs solar to drive down electricity prices

According to the UNDP, a full economic evaluation of the costs and advantages of solar energy in the country is necessary, as Cambodia’s government is planning to expand its power system through coal and hydro.

Low-cost Sonar Kits Are Helping Cambodian Villages Prepare for Floods

Sometimes, tech that helps the world literally helps the entire world, or at least a big chunk of it.

EU Vows to Combat Illegal Logging Trade, Defends Timber Agreement With Vietnam

George Edgar, EU ambassador to Cambodia, said in a statement to VOA on Monday that the issues raised by NGOs had been noted by the EU, but added that an EU FLEGT licensing scheme was in place to ensure only legally harvested timber made its way into the supply chain.

Cambodia accuses Vietnam of complicity in illegal cross-border logging

Cambodia has asked Interpol to investigate Vietnam after accusing its neighbor of knowingly accepting fraudulent permits for rare, illegally logged rosewood timber for transport across their shared border.

Plastic in World’s Ocean Killing Young Sea Turtles

Plastic pollution floating in our seas is creating huge environment hazards, polluting our oceans and killing animals like seabirds and marine life. VOA Khmer's Sreng Leakhena narrates.

How the world’s largest snake hunt hurts Southeast Asia’s biggest lake

Each year millions of water snakes are pulled from Cambodia's Tonle Sap Lake, degrading this ecological wonder of the world.

Wind power in Cambodia is possible, says regional power producer

As the world increasingly opens up to renewable energy, Southeast Asia Globe speaks to Olivier Duguet, CEO and co-founder of the Blue Circle, a renewable independent power producer based in Southeast Asia, to find out more about the region’s future energy path.

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