Pollution

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  • 11 Mar 2019- 05:59 by Local Press Report BANGKOK South China Morning Post China has agreed to drop a plan to clear rocky outcrops and islets in the upper reaches of the Mekong River over deep concerns from downstream countries, Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai said on Friday. Don said the
  • 5 Feb 2019- 11:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal A new report commissioned by the eight countries in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan, warns that current levels of greenhouse gas emissions would lead to
  • 11 May 2018- 13:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Conservation International, in collaboration with the Cambodia National Mekong Committee, disseminated a report May 10 on the Freshwater Health Index, a tool to assess
  • 6 Apr 2018- 08:03 by Local Press Report PHNOM PENH The Phnom Penh Post In the face of the dire predicted consequences of planned development on the Mekong River basin, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and the leaders of Vietnam, Laos and Thailand jointly agreed to consider comprehensive scientific
  • 12 Jun 2017- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited the Aral Sea, June 10 – once the world's fourth largest inland sea, that has now shrunk to about a quarter of its original size due to human mismanagement –
  • 7 Nov 2016- 03:19 by Local Press Report VIENTIANE Mizzima The population of Irrawaddy Dolphins in Laos has fallen to just three, bringing into question the species' survival in that country, according to the World Wildlife Fund. Climate Ecosystems Pollution Scarcity Social Issues Water Quality
  • 2 Jun 2016- 08:18 by Local Press Report STUNG TRENG Phnom Penh Post Hundreds of kilograms of dead fish have washed up on the shores of the Mekong in Stung Treng’s Thala Barivat district in the past month, and while environmental activists blame construction of the controversial Don Sahong dam
  • 16 May 2016- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE In a forum at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore earlier this month, Kwanten Polytechnic University Professor Ross Pink offered his insights on key water issues in India and China, as well as other countries in Asia, and
  • 1 Apr 2016- 08:31 by Local Press Report HANOI Vietnam.Net Bridge On Wednesday, at the fifth meeting of the Vietnam–Netherlands Intergovernmental Committee on Climate Change Adaptation and Water Management, Vietnam urged the Netherlands to collaborate with Vietnam in conducting intensive research
  • 29 Mar 2016- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Vietnam’s economy has been hard hit by drought and saline intrusion, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat told a cabinet meeting on March 26th. The country’s economic growth in the first quarter of 2016 is lower than
  • 27 Jan 2016- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Two Cambodian activists who were detained this week while photographing construction work at the site of Laos’ Don Sahong Dam said river water in the region is contaminated. Brothers Chum Hout and Chum Huor, both members of NGO
  • 8 Dec 2015- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STANFORD, CA, United States Building dams and other infrastructure that affect the hydrology of a region, or changing agricultural practices, could affect the release of arsenic into groundwater, according to a new study by Stanford University scientists
  • 20 Oct 2015- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos Laos will send an official delegation to Vietnam and Thailand to inform them that construction is starting on the $720 million USD, 260-megawatt Don Sahong Dam, according to Daovong Phonekeo, director general of the Energy Policy and
  • 29 Apr 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JAKARTA, Indonesia Eleven “deforestation fronts” will account for 80 percent of forest loss worldwide by 2030, according to new research released this week by international environmental NGO WWF. Ten of these 11 “deforestation fronts” are in the tropics
  • 5 Dec 2014- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AN GIANG, Vietnam Laos’s controversial Don Sahong Dam has the potential to cause serious ecological damage to the Mekong Delta, participants heard at a Mekong conference held in Vietnam’s An Giang Province this week. The conference was organized by

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