Environment

With Cambodia ‘drowning in a wave’ of waste, plastic could be banned at Angkor...

Siem Reap - A future ban on plastic in Cambodia’s world renowned Angkor Archaeological Park will be considered by authorities, in what could be...

DHL Express Cambodia rolls out country’s first electric vehicle in Phnom Penh Special Economic...

DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, has deployed the country’s first electric vehicle in the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone for delivery and pick-ups within the area.  

Last Glimpses of a Cambodian Paradise? Documenting an area on the eve of its...

The sheer scale of the logging operations in Cambodia’s Virachey National Park makes it a wonder that there’s anything left of the forest, especially as the timber just keeps flowing into Vietnam unabated. In fact, Cambodia has one of the world’s highest deforestation rates.

Cambodia’s Vireak Chey National Park Under Siege From Illegal Vietnamese Loggers: Activist

Cambodia’s Vireak Chey National Park, which straddles Stung Treng and Rattanakiri provinces, is under siege from “hundreds of Vietnamese” illegally crossing the border to harvest timber, an environmental activist said Thursday.

Chinese-backed hydroelectric dam robs Cambodian villagers of homes and livelihoods

Holdouts of Cambodia’s Lower Sesan II Dam hoping for an eleventh-hour lifeline to maintain ties with their Phnong ethnic roots.

Cambodia Environmental Activists Stymied by Local Authorities Following Ban of Opposition

Environmental activists in Cambodia said Friday that local authorities have obstructed their work since the dissolution of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), and urged Prime Minister Hun Sen to order officials with his ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) to cooperate with them.

Cambodia’s plastic problem

On a street in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, a seafood café is setting up for the evening rush. Styrofoam boxes are being ripped open, and the broken tops dumped in the street. Prawn-filled plastic bags are emptied into trays, and thrown out. In a few minutes a small mountain of trash piles up on the sidewalk.

Hope for a Blacklisted Cambodian Park?

Environmentalists say they are ready to “blacklist” Cambodia’s Virachey National Park, beset by illegal logging in all but its most distant sections.

Impacts to Cambodian economy from climate change could be worse than first predicted: UNDP

If the global rise in temperatures is kept below 2 degree Celsius by 2100 and Cambodia maintains current levels of investment in climate change adaptation, climate change will reduce Cambodia's GDP by 9.8 percent in 2050, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) said on Tuesday.

Cambodia volunteers step up battle against illegal fishing

It is late afternoon when Paul Ferber scans the horizon and detects his number one enemy -- approaching Vietnamese seine trawlers. He knows that their kilometers long, fine mesh, bottom-dragging nets will in just one or two passes sweep away years of conservation efforts. "Dolphins, turtles, tiny sea creatures, seagrass -- there's no way anything can escape,'' he says.

In rush to electrify, Cambodia stirs the living and dead

Nat Sota worries about the spirits of her ancestors.

Solar solution: the company aiming to power up rural Cambodia

As a project manager for Kamworks, one of Cambodia’s leading solar energy companies, Matt Viner is working to develop a solar platform that will provide rural households with affordable, reliable, renewable energy.

A Break in the Clouds: Regulating Cambodian Solar Energy

As a rapidly developing country, there is an ever-growing demand for electricity in Cambodia. Unfortunately, electricity in Cambodia is still relatively costly in comparison to its regional neighbors, which affects the competitiveness of companies operating in the country.

Planet-Warming Gases Make Some Food Less Nutritious, Study Says

Rising levels of planet-warming gases may reduce key nutrient levels in food crops, according to a new study.

Rangers find 109,217 snares in a single park in Cambodia

Snares – either metal or rope – are indiscriminately killing wildlife across Southeast Asia, from elephants to mouse deer. The problem has become so bad that scientists are referring to protected areas in the region as “empty forests.”

Eating to extinction—urban appetite for bushmeat sparks wildlife crisis in Cambodia

From baby elephants to sun bears and pangolins, escalating demand for bushmeat in towns and cities is taking an increasingly heavy toll on some of Cambodia's most endangered wildlife.

Lightning strike kills 5 in SW Cambodia

Five villagers were killed by a lightning strike on Thursday during a torrential rain in southwestern Cambodia's Koh Kong province, according to the National Police's website.

Gold Mine Waste Blamed for Deadly Poisoning in Cambodia

Toxic substances including chromium and cyanide used to flush gold mines were improperly handled and seeped into a river, sickening hundreds and killing more than a dozen people in two northeastern Cambodian provinces, the country’s industry minister said on Thursday.

Leaked report warns Cambodia’s biggest dam could ‘literally kill’ Mekong river

Government-commissioned report says proposed site at Sambor reach is the ‘worst possible place’ for hydropower due to impact on wildlife

Cambodian Environmental Activist Demands Probe of Attempt on His Life

An environmental activist based in the Areng valley region of southwest Cambodia’s Koh Kong province on Tuesday urged authorities to launch an investigation into an attempt on his life over the weekend, saying he is no longer safe in his own home and expects his would-be killers will strike again.

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Threats mount as Borei Keila holdout families protest coming eviction

Around 14 families from Phnom Penh’s Borei Keila neighbourhood gathered on Thursday outside Prampi Makara district hall to protest their imminent eviction.