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A refuge for river dolphins

The government yesterday moved to protect endangered Irrawaddy dolphins in the Mekong River, ann-ouncing plans for a 180-kilometre-long conservation area that would stretch from the Lao border through Stung Treng province to Kratie town. An Irrawaddy dolphin swims in the [...]

By |March 2nd, 2012|Other News|

Mekong crisis hits water supplies

Areas of the Mekong River are drying up and levels elsewhere are falling, severely affecting water supplies in three districts of Nakhon Phanom, a local official says. Although the dry season has only just started, the water level of the [...]

By |February 28th, 2012|Other News|

Early Drought Affects Thai-Laos Transport Across Mekong

February 21, 2012 12:00 PM NAKHON PHANOM, Feb 21 (Bernama) -- An early drought this year is affecting boats and ships sailing across the Thai-Laos border through the Mekong River, carrying either goods or travellers. People in Thailand's northeastern Nakhon [...]

By |February 21st, 2012|Other News|

Lessons to be learned from SE Asia floods

The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, greets flood-affected people housed in tents in a sports hall at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. Photograph: Barbara Walton/EPA Severe flooding has caused serious damage across south-east Asia, affecting around 9 million people. Thailand has [...]

By |November 28th, 2011|Other News|

Ministry, NGO’s ink climate MoU

HA NOI — The first memorandum of understanding on coping with climate change was signed yesterday between the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Vietnamese Non-governmental Organisations and Climate Change (VNGO&CC) and the Climate Change Working Group (CCWG). Under the [...]

By |November 22nd, 2011|Other News|

Southeast Asia floods take 1,000 lives | Democratic Voice of Burma

Southeast Asia floods take 1,000 lives | Democratic Voice of Burma.

By |November 22nd, 2011|Other News|

Polluted water a threat to Gulf sea-life

JANJIRA PONGRAI THE NATION November 15, 2011 2:07 am The large volume of polluted flood water being released into the Gulf of Thailand could greatly affect marine life, Thai academics warned yesterday. At a marine scientists' seminar at Chulalongkorn University [...]

By |November 15th, 2011|Other News|

Experts discuss Dong Ho Lake conservation

by Thien Ly Authorities plan to boost conservation efforts at Dong Ho Lake in the southern province of Kien Giang. — File Photo HA TIEN-KIEN GIANG — The conservation of Dong Ho Lake is one of several important objectives that [...]

By |November 15th, 2011|Other News|

Four polluting factories shut in HCM City

HCM CITY — Four polluting factories in HCM City were forced to suspend operations by having their power supply cut and their machinery and equipment sealed, the municipal Department of Natural Resources and Environment has announced. The four firms are: [...]

By |November 10th, 2011|Other News|

Activists Move to Protect Forests

They conduct 'patrols' in the heart of Cambodia's lowland evergreen forests to check illegal logging. Photo courtesy of LICADHO. Activists taking a break from their 'patrols' in the Prey Lang forest area. About 200 environmental activists have entered a rare [...]

By |November 10th, 2011|Community Resistance, Other News|