Cambodian nongovernmental organization (NGOs) activists shout slogans during a protest against a proposed Don Sahong dam, in a tourist boat along the Tonle Sap river, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. The activists use a tour boat to campaign their opposition against the building of the mega dam. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
Intrepid Voice of America journalists braved strong winds and blowing snow to photograph the early hours of a massive storm that threatens to dump near-record amounts of snow on Washington.
Hun Sen announced the commission at the weekly meeting of the Council of Ministers Friday, where he also warned he would begin demoting officials found colluding with timber smugglers.
Cambodian farmers are increasingly growing organic rice and vegetables in some places, but there is no official certification available.
Salt farmers in Kampot and Kep provinces say that production almost doubled this year as the annual rains arrived late, causing droughts in parts of Cambodia.
According to CEDAC, about 250 farmers have begun growing organic vegetables in four provinces—Takeo, Kompong Speu, Kompong Chhnang and Siem Reap.
His remarks came during the inauguration of a dam located on the Tatay river in Koh Kong province’s Thma Baing district.
The old dump site has about 3 million tons of trash, filling 31 hectares of land. It was filled in just six years.
In the Kampong Phluk fishing village on the Tonle Sap lake, home to thousands of families in Siem Reap province, fishermen say their catch this year has been too poor to live on.
Officials say the land-locked country can serve as a model for connectivity, helping the region focus on the development gap between the rich and poor countries of Asean.
Fishermen say their catch this year has been too poor to live on.
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday called on Asean member states to work together on cross-border rescues of citizens in the wake of natural or man-made disasters.
In the remote province of Ratanakiri, in northeastern Cambodia, deforestation and climate change are taking a heavy toll on communities.
Because of its geography, a low-lying coastal country at the mouth of a major river system, Bangladesh suffers disproportionately from the effects of global climate change. VOA Khmer's Sreng Leakhena narrates.
More than 80 percent of Cambodia’s population relies on agriculture, a major economic pillar of the country.
Reporters Without Border (RSF) said four of the murders took place in Cambodia, where the group alleged “disgraceful impunity” for perpetrators.
900 page paper titled 'The Third National Climate Change Assessment Report' details serious consequences global warming will have on China.
Chinese scientists say Tibetan Plateau, the 'roof of the world,' may soon lose most of its glacier and permafrost, dramatically affecting Asia's water supply.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told world leaders gathered Monday in Paris that their major climate summit 'must mark a decisive turning point' toward low emissions, climate resilient future.
Cambodia is ranked one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change. Many of its people rely on agriculture, and the changes to the country’s climate, whether more droughts or more floods, makes them particularly vulnerable.
Despite the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, heads of state from nearly 80 countries are heading to the French capital (November 30) for a two-week meeting to craft a new global agreement to cut climate-changing emissions. VOA Khmer's Chhim Sumedh narrates.
Globally some seven million people a year die prematurely due to indoor and outdoor pollution with about 70 per cent of those deaths in region.
Countries in the Asia-Pacific will be particularly vulnerable to climate change, particularly extreme weather.
Officials from around the world are actively preparing for the two-week United Nations Climate Change Conference in France next month, hoping to reach a universal legally binding agreement on limiting carbon emissions, after two decades of negotiations. VOA Khmer's Cheoung Pochin narrates.
Among the remaining issues is a divide between rich and poor countries over who should pay the cost for climate adaptation.
Laos says it intends to go forward with the Don Sahong Dam project, despite opposition from Cambodia and Vietnam.
Cambodia remains increasingly vulnerable to rains that could grow heavier in a changing climate.
Cambodia will participate the global summit on climate change in Paris this December. World leaders will meet to find ways to curb climate change, much of which is the responsibility of developed countries, but with can severely impact poorer countries.
Cambodia is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change, because of its reliance on agriculture and fisheries in a changing hydrological system.
Cambodia has canceled seven out of eight carbon credit projects in the country, between 2011 and 2013.
About 2,000 families were pushed off 19,000 hectares of land that was converted to plantation for sugarcane, which is processed into sugar used by Coca-Cola.
World leaders will meet in December to find ways to curb climate change, much of which is the responsibility of developed countries, but which can severely impact poorer countries.
Toek Vannara, director of the NGO Forum, discusses the likely environmental problems Cambodia and other countries could face if they do not act to protect their natural resources.
Most recently, the Washington-based World Resource Institute said that Cambodia was among the world’s hotspots for tree cover loss.
The three activists are Sun Mala, 23, co-founder of Mother Nature Cambodia; Try Sovikea, 24; and Sim Samnang, 26.
More than 800 indigenous people in Mondulkiri province are seeking to oust the provincial governor, who is accused of violating the rights of the ethnic minority.
Rights groups say the government has failed to give compensation and prevent the victims of forced evictions from being dragged into poverty.
With help from other advocacy groups and nongovernmental organizations, the Prey Lang Community Network was officially formed in 2007.
The Prey Lang Community Network, which works to protect Cambodian forests, has been selected by UNDP for an Equator Prize, for outstanding community organizing.
Like other countries, Cambodia is preparing its own plan to contribute to the fight against climate change.