Palm oil's rapid growth has spawned huge plantations, especially in Southeast Asia. Amnesty International's Meghna Abraham says the burgeoning demand also is driving widespread labor abuses.
Controversies surrounding two of the mega dams, the Xayaburi and Don Sahong, have not been resolved, yet Laos is preparing to launch its next big dam, the Pak Beng on the Mekong.
As SE Asia's Electricity Demands Rise, Threats to Food Security
Research scientist John Ward talks to VOA Khmer about the future of the Mekong, the effects of climate change, hydropower development and impact on people and environment.
More than 120 ocean conservation projects, including nearly $2 billion in global pledges and commitments, were announced at a major maritime conference in Washington in September. VOA Khmer's Soeurn Vathana narrates.
Online video shows logging tycoon complaining that journalists to whom she was allegedly giving payoffs to keep her activities secret had instead told authorities.
Award-winning photographer Carol M. Highsmith has been taking pictures of America for 35 years -- everything from small family farms to historic landmarks. VOA Khmer's Sreng Leakhena narrates.
The World Meteorological Organization says the first half of this year has been the hottest in history -- a sign that global warming is happening faster than expected. VOA Khmer's Cheoung Pochin narrates.
According to a report by the Global Nature Fund, the Tonle Sap is considered one of world’s the most threatened rivers.
Civil society groups in Cambodia have called for an environmental impact assessment to be carried out before a highway is built leading into the at-risk Areng Valley.
ICC to start focusing on crimes linked to environmental destruction, the illegal exploitation of natural resources and unlawful dispossession of land.