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  1. Japanese Technology to Help Alert South Asia of Floods

    26 Jan 2015- 11:03 by Local Press Report TOKYO Bangalore Mirror A sophisticated flood forecast model developed by Japanese scientists will enhance early warnings and help mitigate the impact of climate change in the flood-ravaged trans-boundary river basi ...

    Local Press Report - 01/26/2015 - 11:03

  2. Vietnamese Industries Pollute Mekong Delta

    14 Oct 2014- 10:09 by Local Press Report HANOI Vietnam.Net Bridge Newly built seafood and garment factories have polluted once-pristine rural areas in the Mekong delta, but relief seems far away. In August, hundreds of citizens in Thanh Phu Commune in the ...

    Local Press Report - 10/14/2014 - 10:09

  3. Thai Court Agrees to Hear Lawsuit over Controversial Xayaburi Dam in Laos

    26 Jun 2014- 10:29 by Local Press Report BANGKOK Radio Free Asia Overruling a lower court decision, the Thai Supreme Administrative Court said it had jurisdiction to hear the lawsuit filed by villagers living along the mighty Mekong River, on which the da ...

    Local Press Report - 06/26/2014 - 10:29

  4. Risks to Mekong Dolphins From Dams Remain

    29 Apr 2014- 09:34 by Local Press Report PHNOM PENH The Cambodia Daily A little more than two years after signing off on a scheme aimed at improving protection of the critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphin, experts said last week they were concerned that ...

    Local Press Report - 04/29/2014 - 09:34

  5. Laos' Xayaburi Dam 30 Percent Complete

    27 Mar 2014- 10:37 by Local Press Report PHNOM PENH The Phnom Phen Post Laos’s controversial Xayaburi dam is 30 per cent built, its government has told the Post. Deputy Energy and Mines Minister Viraponh Viravong said the project – which Laos began work o ...

    Local Press Report - 03/27/2014 - 10:39

  6. Laos Starts Second Mekong Dam, Drawing Criticism From Environmentalists

    27 Jun 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Laos is moving forward with preparatory work on the Don Sahong Dam, its second on the main stem of the Mekong River, without consultation or approval from its downstream neighbors, according ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/27/2013 - 10:02

  7. Mekong, Mississippi to Be Focus of Delta Dialogues Meeting

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    Local Press Report - 05/17/2013 - 10:17

  8. Chinese Mines Blamed for Environmental Degradation, Water Pollution in Tibet

    Tibet’s vast mineral resources are necessary for China’s environmental growth, but Tibetan activists say Chinese mining activities have not taken environmental protections seriously, resulting in degradation and pollution of water sources. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/19/2016 - 00:00

  9. Cambodia Begins Work on Controversial Dam

    7 May 2013- 10:42 by Local Press Report HANOI Voice of America As work begins on Cambodia’s biggest dam, those advocating against its construction have warned that the region’s rush for hydropower will have a disastrous effect on millions of people who re ...

    Local Press Report - 05/07/2013 - 11:03

  10. Greater Mekong Subregion’s Unsustainable Development Threatens Forests, Freshwater: WWF

    Critical natural resources, particularly forests, the Mekong River and its tributaries and many species of flora and fauna are threatened by the rate and type of development in the Greater Mekong Subregion, according to a report released this week by inte ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 05:12

  11. Ecosystems Under Threat in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

    Ecosystems in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta have already suffered damage due to exploitation of resources, and plans for large dams will only increase the level of damage, according to more than 200 experts who attended at a forum in Ca Mau province this past we ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 05:12

  12. World Experiencing a Second Dam-Building Boom, Says International Rivers

    There are already more than 50,000 big dams blocking the natural paths of the world’s rivers, and “we are currently undergoing a new boom in dam building across the world,” according to Zachery Hurwitz, policy coordinator at International Rivers, a global ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/22/2013 - 08:46

  13. Laotian Government Claims Xayaburi Dam Will Not Harm Environment

    The Laotian government last week invited journalists to the site of the controversial $3.5 billion USD Xayaburi Dam for tours, interviews, and the release of a report all claiming that the Mekong River dam will not harm the basin’s environment, because po ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/22/2013 - 10:23

  14. Asian, European Experts to Discuss Water Resource Management

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    Local Press Report - 03/20/2013 - 10:06

  15. Lower Mekong Nations Eye Cooperation on Agriculture, Environment

    Senior government officials from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam met this week in the Lao capital, Vientiane, for a series of "summits" meant to increase discussion on regional cooperation. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/14/2013 - 08:25

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