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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|

Daunting environmental costs

The toxic legacy of the worst flood in Thai history will remain long after the waters have receded. This year's unusually long rainy season has left many parts of Thailand, Laos and Cambodia inundated and has resulted in the worst [...]

By |November 10th, 2011|Other News|

8 Karen from the Salween River had joined in Bangkok flood relief.

  The 8 Karen had been traveling to Bangkok to help the Bangkoks make simple bamboo rafts. They said "we want to help because we just faced the same situation, landslide due to floods, that happened in Mae Hong [...]

By |November 9th, 2011|Other News|

Vietnam agrees atomic power ties with S. Korea

Vietnam agreed on Tuesday to seek greater nuclear energy cooperation with South Korea, opening the way for its participation in a project to build atomic power plants in energy-hungry Vietnam. South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak (right) ushers his Vietnamese counterpart [...]

By |November 9th, 2011|Other News|

Little action on many ‘green’ laws

Craft workers decorate vases for Chu Dau pottery products - the high-class pottery line of Viet Nam since the 15th- 17th centuries, in Thai Tan Commune, Nam Sach District, Hai Duong Province. — VNA/VNS Photo Hong Ky HA NOI — [...]

By |November 8th, 2011|Other News|

Children main victims of Vietnam floods: UN

Almost all the victims of severe flooding in Vietnam's Mekong Delta were children, the United Nations said on Monday, as the official death toll climbed to 78. Villagers looking down at their flooded houses from makeshift shelters set up on [...]

By |November 8th, 2011|Other News|

Environment needs better protection

HA NOI — Enhanced environmental protection tools need to be applied in an effort to ease the nation's chronic pollution problem, according to experts at the workshop held by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment in Ha Noi on [...]

By |November 7th, 2011|Other News|

Homes at former lakeside flooded

Photo by: Khouth Sophak Chakrya MONDAY, 07 NOVEMBER 2011 12:02KHOUTH SOPHAK CHAKRYA A girl stands in floodwaters in a neighbourhood at Boeung Kak lake yesterday. Several hundred Boeung Kak lake villagers saw their homes flooded in knee-deep water over the [...]

By |November 7th, 2011|Other News|

Floods show what lies ahead for sinking Bangkok

BANGKOK: The Thai capital, built on swampland, is slowly sinking and the floods currently besieging Bangkok could be merely a foretaste of a grim future as climate change makes its impact felt, experts say. The low-lying metropolis lies just 30 [...]

By |November 7th, 2011|Other News|

Flood aid continues to pour in

Friday, 04 November 2011 12:01      Vong Sokheng and Khouth Sophak Chakrya Flood relief continued to trickle in yesterday, as the Kingdom received a $1.5 million gift from China and a small in-kind donation from ASEAN neighbour Myanmar. Chinese aid was [...]

By |November 4th, 2011|Other News|