FILE - Commuters wearing masks make their way amid a thick morning haze in Beijing.
Alex Gonzalez-Davidson says he holds little hope the government will refrain from building a hydroelectric dam in the Areng Valley of Koh Kong province.
The book, Transitioning Cambodia, is ‘a historical documentation’ of contemporary change in Cambodia. Photographer Nicholas Axelrod is a founding member of Ruom, a visual journalist collective in Cambodia.
Pollution from fires in nearby countries raise question: What rights does a nation have when other countries make decisions that harm it?
Laos wants dam for economic development, but fishermen, civil society groups, communities in countries all along Mekong River oppose project.
A Lao dam project on a section of the Mekong River is drawing opposition from local fishermen, international environmental groups and neighboring countries. VOA's Say Mony visited the region to investigate the concerns.
Alex Gonzalez-Davidson has been requested to leave by Cambodian authorities, who have seized his passport and say they will not renew his visa, which expires Friday
Global Witness has reported a major timber operation by the Try Pheap Group, which belongs to a powerful businessman of the same name.
Locals try to weigh positives of development with concerns about environmental degradation.
Eight separate ministries and government agencies have prepared plans to deal with climate change, according to the Environment Ministry.
Alex Gonzalez-Davidson, head of the Mother Nature activist group, will see his visa expire on Feb. 20
The Laos government has been sharply rebuked by regional governments and environmentalists for ignoring their concerns and pressing ahead with plans to construct yet another dam on the Mekong River. In southern Laos’ Don Det, local communities share many of those concerns, but not everybody is against the dam at nearby Don Sahong.
Alex Gonzalez-Davidson, director of Mother Nature, told VOA Khmer in an interview that the Ministry of Interior has confiscated his passport and is refusing to issue a visa renewal.
“The forest in Cambodia is gradually declining because the government gives the economic concession license to private companies,” Ouch Leng told “Hello VOA” Tuesday.
Environmentalists and neighboring countries worry project could damage ecological system crucial for feeding millions of people in Southeast Asia.
With Prime Minister Hun Sen holding on to power for 30 years, the region will have a new leader where those who want to stay long in power can turn to for a lesson, analyst says.
The environmental watchdog Global Witness has issued a new report, naming Cambodian business tycoon Try Pheap as a leading force behind the destruction of the country’s forests.
Phnom Penh is one of the fastest-growing cities in Southeast Asia.
Cambodia tilts towards China and its acceptance of more and more Chinese aid helps the impoverished nation to reduce influence of international donors who had sought to push Cambodia towards more democratic form of governance.
VOA Khmer’s Say Mony interviewed Mega First Corporation’s senior environmental manager, Peter Hawkins, during a field visit to the project site in December.
Frogs are a natural, organic alternative to pesticides for farmers in Cambodia fighting against the insects ravening their fragile rice seedlings.
Massive Chinese developments inside Tibet, including hydro-power dams and large scale mining projects, are sparking concerns of major environmental degradation in the region.
The cyclo is an icon of Cambodia, one that may not be around for much longer as modern forms of transport push the bicycle rickshaw, into history. Despite the challenge, the cyclo's veteran drivers - most of them old men from the countryside - are determined to keep pedaling on. AP/Phnom Penh
Losang Gyatso, head of the Tibetan language service, speaks with author Michael Buckley, describing recent environmental issues on Tibet’s rivers, some of which feed the Mekong River.
Lao officials say they have done what they can to allay concerns of downstream countries over the dam, which environmental groups warn could have devastating impacts on the Mekong River’s fish and communities that rely on them.
Cambodian agriculture and forestry officials are downplaying new maps and a study from a US university that show widespread devastation to Cambodia’s forest cover.
In effort to protect tigers, authorities have launched a program to relocate villages in sprawling habitat
Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre near Siem Reap is home to the largest butterfly centre in Southeast Asia. As well as showcasing the country's abundance of butterfly species, the centre also trains poor local farmers to make extra money by raising butterflies.
Rights groups want Cambodia to scrap two controversial dams on grounds they will profoundly damage people’s lives, livelihoods and environment
Produced by journalist Tom Fawthrop, the film, “The Great Gamble on the Mekong: Are we Killing the Mekong Dam by Dam?” looks closely at the impact of the controversial dam.
Ceremonies in southern Thailand marking the 10th anniversary of the 2004 earthquake and tsunami brought together hundreds of Thais, foreigners and dignitaries.
Prices have been falling below production costs, due partly to decrease in rubber imports by China, other countries
Cambodia is thought to produce the best wild honey in Southeast Asia, mainly due to its climate and topography.
Planned dams along Mekong river have drawn scrutiny from environmentalists, who worry about impact on migratory fish and water flow.
A public consultation organized by the Mekong River Commission opened in Pakse, Laos, Friday, where opponents continued to call for Laos to reconsider a controversial dam project.
Countries to submit national plans on dealing with climate change ahead of next December's summit in Paris.
Project is one of a series of planned dams in the Mekong River Basin that environmentalists say could harm an ecosystem critical for feeding millions of people in Southeast Asia
To commemorate this day and this collective protest, I would like to honor the indigenous women warriors of Areng Valley, who are speaking out and fighting to protect their land from the construction of a controversial dam.
Award-winning filmmaker Kalyanee Mam submitted an essay to VOA Khmer to mark International Human Rights Day. It is accompanied by a short film she produced looking at the lives of the women of the Areng Valley, who oppose a proposed hydroelectric dam there they say endangers their way of life.
The Mekong River Commission will hold a regional public consultation on Dec. 12 to discuss the project and hear objections.
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