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People’s Power: Anti-Dam Movements in Southeast Asia
November 08, 2019

People’s Power: Anti-Dam Movements in Southeast Asia

By Wora Suk
Communities in Thailand and beyond are learning to organize to demand that dam construction consider their rights.

Laos' Dam Disaster May Not Be Its Last
August 02, 2018

Laos' Dam Disaster May Not Be Its Last

By Tom Fawthrop
The cost-cutting and lack of oversight that led to the dam's collapse plague other hydropower projects across the country.
Laos: New Hydropower Dams, Old Mekong Worries
April 20, 2018

Laos: New Hydropower Dams, Old Mekong Worries

By Tae-jun Kang
As Laos continues its hydropower ambitions, concerns around the future of the Mekong River are only growing.

Killing the Mekong, Dam by Dam
November 28, 2016

Killing the Mekong, Dam by Dam

By Tom Fawthrop
Regional governments have been underestimating the environmental and economic costs of Mekong dams.

Trouble on the Mekong
July 02, 2013

Trouble on the Mekong

Europe’s Pöyry Energy and its controversial role as Xayaburi dam consultant have been challenged under new OECD CSR rules.

Xayaburi Dam Threatens Mekong River’s Giant Catfish
June 24, 2013

Xayaburi Dam Threatens Mekong River’s Giant Catfish

The Xayaburi Dam poses a problem for the Mekong River’s fish and the people living beside it.

Laos Approved for U.S. $5 Billion Loan for Rail Project
April 18, 2013

Laos Approved for U.S. $5 Billion Loan for Rail Project

Laos has just gone deeper into debt with a U.S. $5 billion loan to build a Thailand-Vietnam rail link.

Laos Proceeds With Dam Despite ASEM Summit
November 07, 2012

Laos Proceeds With Dam Despite ASEM Summit

Laos’ biggest diplomatic achievement in decades may be overshadowed by dam construction.

Battle for the Mekong Heats Up
August 02, 2012

Battle for the Mekong Heats Up

Laos’s Xayaburi dam project faces opposition throughout the region over its ecological impact.

Laos Backtracks on Controversial Dam
July 16, 2012

Laos Backtracks on Controversial Dam

Laos halts work on an environmental hazard of a dam, writes Prashanth Parameswaran.

Laos: Xayaburi Dam Halted. Really.
May 05, 2012

Laos: Xayaburi Dam Halted. Really.

Laos reassures its neighbors that work on the Xayaburi dam is on hold. But there are some mixed signals.

Mekong Battle Delayed
December 31, 2011

Mekong Battle Delayed

The announcement that a decision over whether to proceed with the controversial Xayaburi dam has been delayed has been welcomed by NGOs. But will Laos push ahead anyway?

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