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  1. Southeast Asia's Ancient Megadrought

    31 Aug 2020- 11:25 by Local Press Report VIENTIANE Science Magazine A megadrought that lasted more than 1000 years may have plagued Southeast Asia 5000 years ago, setting up dramatic shifts in regional civilizations, suggests a new study of cave rocks in ...

    Local Press Report - 09/02/2020 - 11:20

  2. Mekong River Commission Warns Of Continuing Low Flow, Potential Impacts

    11 Aug 2020- 08:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos A newly released Situation Report from the Mekong River Commission (MRC) calls for improved data sharing among the riparian nations. “We call on the six Mekong countries to increase data and in ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/11/2020 - 08:42

  3. Mekong River Commission Calls For Water Flow Transparency From China

    17 Jun 2020- 09:22 by Staff- Water Diplomat VIENTIANE, Laos The Mekong River Commission’s (MRC) annual report, published 16 June, includes a noteworthy statement calling for increased transparency from China over upstream dam operations on the river. The ...

    Staff - Water D... - 07/03/2020 - 10:18

  4. China Food And Land Grab Alleged After 2018 Laos Dam Collapse

    3 Jun 2019- 15:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos A compensation plan following a 2018 dam collapse in southern Laos is causing local concern, with some making assusations of a China food-land grab. Last July a dam at the Xe Pian Xe Namnoy (PNP ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/03/2019 - 15:51

  5. Japan Funds Water Supply Upgrades In Laos

    31 May 2019- 07:46 by Local Press Report VIENTIANE Eleven The government of Japan has agreed to provide 97 million yen (US$880,201) to expand the water supply system in the city of Luang Prabang. The project will be carried out from June 1, 2019, to Octob ...

    Local Press Report - 05/31/2019 - 07:46

  6. World Bank Commitment Addresses WASH In Northern Laos

    12 May 2019- 09:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos The World Bank has announced commitment to address mother and child malnutrition and to improve access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services in four northern provinces of Laos. A $2 ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/12/2019 - 09:51

  7. Laos: Several Dead, Hundreds Missing, Thousands Homeless After Mekong Dam Collapse

    24 Jul 2018- 09:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos Updated: July 26 The July 23 collapse of a hydroelectric dam in southeastern Laos left at least 27 people dead, more than 130 missing missing and thousands homeless according to state media. La ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/26/2018 - 08:03

  8. Xayaburi Dam: 'Testing Ground for Untried Technologies'

    18 Nov 2016- 01:37 by Local Press Report VIENTIANE Channel News Asia In 2019, the first dam on the Lower Mekong will be completed. Environmentalists fear it will threaten fisheries and communities, but the Lao government says the concerns are exaggerated. ...

    Local Press Report - 11/18/2016 - 01:37

  9. Only 3 Irrawaddy Dolphins Remain in Laos

    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 Po ...

    Local Press Report - 11/07/2016 - 03:19

  10. Laos Government Orders Factory to Stop Recycling Spent Beer Malt over Pollution Concerns

    17 Oct 2016- 07:38 by Local Press Report VIENTIANE Newsgram The Lao government ordered a factory in the capital that recycles 80 tons of spent beer malt per day to shut down after its owners failed to control pollution from the process. Corporate Risk Pol ...

    Local Press Report - 10/17/2016 - 07:38

  11. Laos Inaugurates Don Sahong Dam Construction

    29 Aug 2016- 07:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos Laos has inaugurated construction work on the 260-megawatt Don Sahong hydropower project on the Mekong River this month, Lao news agency KPL reported last week. Laos had announced plans to star ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/29/2016 - 07:19

  12. Sand Mining in Laos Damages Mekong

    28 Jul 2016- 08:32 by Local Press Report VIENTIANE AFP Grain by grain, truckload by truckload, Laos' section of the Mekong river is being dredged of sand to make cement-- a commodity being devoured by a Chinese-led building boom in the capital. But t ...

    Local Press Report - 07/28/2016 - 08:32

  13. Laos Bans Mining Projects in Polluted Province

    28 Jun 2016- 09:07 by Local Press Report VIENTIANE Radio Free Asia Lao prime minister Thongloun Sisoulith has ordered officials in a heavily-polluted southern province of the country to reject proposals for new mining projects in their area, citing severe ...

    Local Press Report - 06/28/2016 - 09:16

  14. Chinese Company Signs Contract for Irrigation Project in Laos

    11 May 2016- 08:22 by Local Press Report VIENTIANE The National The Department of Irrigation under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has authorised a Chinese company to conduct a feasibility study of the Namsan agriculture irrigation project in Bor ...

    Local Press Report - 05/11/2016 - 08:22

  15. Concerns Growing in Laos Over Pollution From Chinese Banana Plantations

    15 Apr 2016- 08:26 by Local Press Report VIENTIANE Radio Free Asia For the people in the tiny Lao villages that dot the mountains in the land-locked country’s northwestern border, the banana looked like a savior. Demand for bananas in neighboring China wa ...

    Local Press Report - 04/15/2016 - 08:27

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