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Dams and the Rise of Lancang River Fishing
August 24, 2016
Dams and the Rise of Lancang River Fishing
In Jinggu county, the construction of dams on the Lancang have created a recent fishing boom, though it may not last.
Dams and the Rise of Lancang River Fishing
Pu’er Tea: Worth Its Weight in Silver
August 23, 2016
Pu’er Tea: Worth Its Weight in Silver
In Yunnan, the city of Pu’er is renowned for producing some of the country’s most prestigious and expensive tea.
Pu’er Tea: Worth Its Weight in Silver
Bananas on the Lancang: Grown in Yunnan, Destined for Shanxi
August 18, 2016
Bananas on the Lancang: Grown in Yunnan, Destined for Shanxi
Along the banks of the Lancang in Yunnan, bananas grown from the river’s water are part of a complex network of national trade.
Bananas on the Lancang: Grown in Yunnan, Destined for Shanxi
Dredging the Lancang River
August 11, 2016
Dredging the Lancang River
In Simaogang, a small fleet of sand dredgers work from sunrise to sunset, shipping river sand to construction sites around Yunnan.
Dredging the Lancang River
The Packaging of Culture: Dai Along the Lancang
August 05, 2016
The Packaging of Culture: Dai Along the Lancang
Spread across China, Myanmar, Thailand, and Laos, the Dai are at the crossroads of tradition and the modern world.
The Packaging of Culture: Dai Along the Lancang
Entering China: Where the Mekong Ends
July 27, 2016
Entering China: Where the Mekong Ends
In Jinghong, the gateway to southwestern China, the Mekong ends and the Lancang river begins.
Entering China: Where the Mekong Ends
The Power of Power: Laotian Village Generates Its Own Electricity
June 29, 2016
The Power of Power: Laotian Village Generates Its Own Electricity
In a remote mountain village of northern Laos, a community has developed their own electrical grid, yet faces an uncertain future.
The Power of Power: Laotian Village Generates Its Own Electricity
Laos: The Land of a Million Elephants
June 16, 2016
Laos: The Land of a Million Elephants
The expansion of civilization is pushing humans and elephants closer and closer together.
Laos: The Land of a Million Elephants
Damming the Nam Khan in Laos
May 25, 2016
Damming the Nam Khan in Laos
The Nam Khan river, a major tributary of the Mekong, is being dammed in at least 3 places, displacing thousands.
Damming the Nam Khan in Laos
Seeing Landlocked Laos' Sea
May 12, 2016
Seeing Landlocked Laos' Sea
The Nam Ngum dam was Laos’ first major hydropower project, and it resulted in the formation of an immense reservoir--the Laos Sea.
Seeing Landlocked Laos' Sea
Coffee, Kingdoms, and the Peace of Southern Laos
May 04, 2016
Coffee, Kingdoms, and the Peace of Southern Laos
The area around Pakse, the largest city in southern Laos, is best known for its coffee production and the ruins of an ancient empire.
Coffee, Kingdoms, and the Peace of Southern Laos
Making the Most of Fruits of the Khone Falls
April 27, 2016
Making the Most of Fruits of the Khone Falls
Not all living from the waters around the Khone Falls demonstrate concern for the health of the water or its creatures.
Making the Most of Fruits of the Khone Falls
The Mighty Khone Falls of Laos
April 20, 2016
The Mighty Khone Falls of Laos
Near the Laos-Cambodia border, the falls stretch across the breadth of the Mekong.
The Mighty Khone Falls of Laos
The Bunong vs. The Sesan II Dam
March 23, 2016
The Bunong vs. The Sesan II Dam
For the indigenous Bunong people, a desperate battle against the Sesan II dam will decide if their community has a future.
The Bunong vs. The Sesan II Dam
Blocking the Flow: Cambodia’s Sesan II Dam
March 09, 2016
Blocking the Flow: Cambodia’s Sesan II Dam
In Cambodia’s far north, the Mekong is under threat from one of the most controversial environmental project in the country.
Blocking the Flow: Cambodia’s Sesan II Dam
The Tonle Sap: Cambodia’s Beating Heart
March 02, 2016
The Tonle Sap: Cambodia’s Beating Heart
The Tonle Sap is Southeast Asia’s largest lake and Cambodia’s main source of protein, but all is not well on the Great Lake.
The Tonle Sap: Cambodia’s Beating Heart
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