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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.
Troubled Waters in the Mekong Region
April 28, 2022

Troubled Waters in the Mekong Region

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with journalist Abby Seiff about the challenges facing Cambodia's Tonle Sap lake.

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.

A Perfect Dry: The Mekong River Enters its Fourth Year of Drought
February 11, 2022

A Perfect Dry: The Mekong River Enters its Fourth Year of Drought

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with Brian Eyler of the Stimson Center.

Addressing Climate Change in the Mekong-Ganges Region
August 09, 2021

Addressing Climate Change in the Mekong-Ganges Region

By Lohita Solanki
The newfound attention on climate change at the MGC is a recent development, but a necessary one.

4 Dams on the Upper Mekong in Yunnan, China: 2011-2019
May 05, 2021

4 Dams on the Upper Mekong in Yunnan, China: 2011-2019

By Scott Ezell
Firsthand glimpses of how dam construction changed the river over the course of eight years.
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.

Hydropower vs Heritage: Will Laos Lose Luang Prabang?
December 23, 2020

Hydropower vs Heritage: Will Laos Lose Luang Prabang?

By Tom Fawthrop
Another Mekong dam project threatens to cost the former royal capital its UNESCO World Heritage status.

New Monitoring Platform to Scrutinize China’s Mekong Dams
December 14, 2020

New Monitoring Platform to Scrutinize China’s Mekong Dams

By Sebastian Strangio
The launch comes amid rising controversy over the impact of Chinese dams on downstream nations.

Amid US Criticisms, China Offers Mekong Nations Access to Crucial River Data
October 23, 2020

Amid US Criticisms, China Offers Mekong Nations Access to Crucial River Data

By Sebastian Strangio
The move is a welcome development for downstream nations, but only underlines China's strategic hold over the crucial waterway.
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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