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A Conversation on the Mekong and a Changing Southeast Asia
August 28, 2019

A Conversation on the Mekong and a Changing Southeast Asia

By Luke Hunt
Luke Hunt speaks to Milton Osborne about the threat to the Mekong River amid a changing environment in the subregion.

Mekong River Strikes Another Record Low
August 20, 2019

Mekong River Strikes Another Record Low

By Luke Hunt
Recent developments have once again spotlighted the river's growing plight.
The Unfolding Mekong Development Disaster
April 01, 2018

The Unfolding Mekong Development Disaster

By Tom Fawthrop
How China’s grand strategy for the Mekong impacts the river, and the countries downstream.

New Climate Change Fears, Old Mekong Problems
March 21, 2018

New Climate Change Fears, Old Mekong Problems

By Luke Hunt
The evidence continues to pile up on the river’s bleak future.

Saving Vietnam's Floating Markets
March 21, 2017

Saving Vietnam's Floating Markets

By Nguyen Minh Quang and Dao Ngoc Canh
Long a staple of Mekong Delta culture, Vietnam's floating markets must now adapt or fade away.

Is Vietnam in for Another Devastating Drought?
February 08, 2017

Is Vietnam in for Another Devastating Drought?

By Nguyen Minh Quang
Lessons learned from last year's disaster can shape a climate-resilient approach in the Mekong Delta.

Vietnam's Next Environmental Hotspot
January 10, 2017

Vietnam's Next Environmental Hotspot

By Nguyen Minh Quang
Less than a year after a major pollution crisis, trouble is brewing in the Mekong Delta.
The Power of Power: Laotian Village Generates Its Own Electricity
June 29, 2016

The Power of Power: Laotian Village Generates Its Own Electricity

By Luc Forsyth and Gareth Bright
In a remote mountain village of northern Laos, a community has developed their own electrical grid, yet faces an uncertain future.

Laos: The Land of a Million Elephants
June 16, 2016

Laos: The Land of a Million Elephants

By Luc Forsyth and Gareth Bright
The expansion of civilization is pushing humans and elephants closer and closer together.

Damming the Nam Khan in Laos
May 25, 2016

Damming the Nam Khan in Laos

By Luc Forsyth and Gareth Bright
The Nam Khan river, a major tributary of the Mekong, is being dammed in at least 3 places, displacing thousands.

Seeing Landlocked Laos' Sea
May 12, 2016

Seeing Landlocked Laos' Sea

By Luc Forsyth and Gareth Bright.
The Nam Ngum dam was Laos’ first major hydropower project, and it resulted in the formation of an immense reservoir--the Laos Sea.
Coffee, Kingdoms, and the Peace of Southern Laos
May 04, 2016

Coffee, Kingdoms, and the Peace of Southern Laos

By Luc Forsyth and Gareth Bright
The area around Pakse, the largest city in southern Laos, is best known for its coffee production and the ruins of an ancient empire.

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