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Thai Mekong Campaigner Awarded Prominent Environmental Prize
May 26, 2022

Thai Mekong Campaigner Awarded Prominent Environmental Prize

By Sebastian Strangio
The efforts of Niwat Roykaew, known commonly as “Khru Ti,” were instrumental in halting a China-led channel deepening project.

Cambodian Fishermen Pull Endangered Giant Stingray From Mekong River
May 12, 2022

Cambodian Fishermen Pull Endangered Giant Stingray From Mekong River

By Sebastian Strangio
The discovery is a reminder of the rich aquatic ecology that is at risk from unbounded hydropower developments.
Laos Pushes Forward With Seventh Mekong River Dam Project
April 29, 2022

Laos Pushes Forward With Seventh Mekong River Dam Project

By Sebastian Strangio
The Phou Ngoy dam is one of nine hydropower projects that the Lao government is planning on the mainstream of the Mekong River.

Hydropower Dams Have Had ‘Profound’ Impact on Mekong River, Monitor Claims
March 08, 2022

Hydropower Dams Have Had ‘Profound’ Impact on Mekong River, Monitor Claims

By Sebastian Strangio
A year of data from the Mekong Dam Monitor shows the extent of the impact on Southeast Asia's longest river.

Abby Seiff on the Slow Death of Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake
March 01, 2022

Abby Seiff on the Slow Death of Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake

By Sebastian Strangio
For centuries, the Great Lake has nourished Cambodians and captivated foreign observers – but its days may be numbered.

Mekong River Commission Calls for Improved Hydropower Data Sharing
July 01, 2021

Mekong River Commission Calls for Improved Hydropower Data Sharing

By Sebastian Strangio
The past two years have seen water levels on the lower Mekong rise and full unpredictably.

In the Face of Criticism, Laos Pushes Ahead With Four Mekong Dams
January 14, 2021

In the Face of Criticism, Laos Pushes Ahead With Four Mekong Dams

By Luke Hunt
But costs and competition could leave the putative "battery of Southeast Asia" running on empty.
China Belatedly Notifies Mekong Nations of River Disruption
January 08, 2021

China Belatedly Notifies Mekong Nations of River Disruption

By Sebastian Strangio
The notification came several days after locals in Thailand detected a one-meter drop in the river's level.

Mekong Levels Reportedly Plummet Due to Chinese Dam Activity
January 06, 2021

Mekong Levels Reportedly Plummet Due to Chinese Dam Activity

By Sebastian Strangio
The level of the river in northern Thailand reportedly dropped by more than a meter in 48 hours.

The Flashpoints of Hun Sen’s Cambodia
December 23, 2020

The Flashpoints of Hun Sen’s Cambodia

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with Ou Virak about human rights, China's rise, and the plight of the Mekong River.

Thai Official Warns Laos on Power Purchases from Controversial Dam
November 27, 2020

Thai Official Warns Laos on Power Purchases from Controversial Dam

By Sebastian Strangio
The Thai concerns about the Sanakham dam come amid growing recognition of the dire state of the Mekong.
Amid Drought and Flooding, Cambodian Fish Catches, Exports Fall Precipitously
October 21, 2020

Amid Drought and Flooding, Cambodian Fish Catches, Exports Fall Precipitously

By Luke Hunt
Floods follow drought as dams, climate change and illegal fishing take their toll on Southeast Asia's mighty river.

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