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Something fishy about proposed dams

(Phys.org)—Millions of people are in danger of going hungry if the construction of dams on the lower Mekong River in South-East Asia goes ahead, according to research from The Australian National University.

dateAug 27, 2012 in Environment
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Mekong forest facing sharp decline, WWF reports

Demand for farmland may strip the Greater Mekong region of a third of its remaining forest cover over the next two decades without swift government action, a leading conservation group warned Thursday.

dateMay 02, 2013 in Ecology
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Image: Cambodian rivers from orbit

A flooded landscape in Cambodia between the Mekong River (right) and Tonlé Sap river (left) is pictured by Japan's ALOS satellite. The centre of this image is about 30 km north of the centre of the country's capital, Phnom ...

dateMay 22, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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NGOs set one-year deadline to stop Xayaburi dam

Leading non-governmental organisations (NGOs) today issued a joint declaration in opposition to on-going construction of the Xayaburi dam on the Mekong River mainstem, and called on the Thai government to cancel the Power ...

dateMar 31, 2014 in Environment
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