Rampant corruption mars forest conservation efforts in Laos where timber continues to be smuggled to China and Vietnam despite a ban on export issued by Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith in May last year.
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 damage already ...
An industrial plant that mines cast-off electronics for their valuable metals appears to be pumping polluted waste water into the neighborhood surrounding Vientiane's Special Economic Zone causing contamination levels to ...
Asit Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada –
The countries of the Mekong Basin need to stop blaming each other for water woes and get on with creating a sustainable and coordinated plan for the region, say National University of Singapore's Asit K. Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada.
Ilan Kelman –
Hurricane Harvey isn't a "natural disaster" because disasters are not natural, says University College London researcher Ilan Kelman. Rather, they are the result of social and political forces which shape people's vulnerability to events.