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Dammed, doomed: the Mekong Delta story

People await life-giving floods to return the delta to its former glory. The wait is futile.

With warning drums and river clean-ups, Indonesian women head off disasters

Women can play a crucial role in minimizing the risks for their families and neighbors, experts say.

Vietnamese farmers fear of losing thousands of dollars as drought kills sheep en masse

Food and water supplies for the animals have dried up in Ninh Thuan Province.
April 07, 2018 | 03:20 pm GMT+7

Two degrees no longer seen as global warming guardrail

Poor and emerging countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America will get hit hardest, according to studies by British Royal Society.
April 02, 2018 | 08:57 am GMT+7

As drought fuels Indian migration, 'those left behind suffer the most'

While drought worsens and farm workers leaving, those left behind are still hoping for better times
March 29, 2018 | 10:32 am GMT+7

Mekong Delta entrepreneurs tap into fresh water business as salinization takes over

Ben Tre Province, the front line of saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta, is asking for $2.6m to fight salinization.
March 16, 2018 | 08:08 am GMT+7

Confessions of a hydropower calamity in Vietnam

The good, the bad and the ugly sides of  hydropower plants in the Central Highlands.
October 15, 2017 | 01:22 am GMT+7

Drought-hit and hungry Sri Lankans struggle for a harvest – or work

'There is no work. Everyone, big or small, has lost out to the drought.'
October 05, 2017 | 08:19 am GMT+7

As water vanishes in Sri Lanka, baths - and snakes - present new risks

For four months, Achini Dinesha’s life has revolved around water – or, more precisely, the lack of it.
September 15, 2017 | 09:08 am GMT+7

Stonehenge: Australia's forgotten farmers

Stonehenge is dry and has been for too long - seven years too long.
August 25, 2017 | 08:12 am GMT+7

As climate change gathers pace, is livestock a problem or solution?

Livestock farming sustains many smallholder farmers here, while a few grow drought-tolerant crops like sorghum and millet.
August 24, 2017 | 11:00 am GMT+7

Battling century's worst drought, India's farmers revive traditional grains

'Hybrid varieties need more water, fertilizers and pesticides. They are just not sustainable in this region.'
August 22, 2017 | 08:50 am GMT+7

Aid groups seek to turn on funding tap to douse drought crises

The humanitarian world is still struggling to find a timely way to tackle 'slow-onset' crises like droughts.
June 12, 2017 | 02:01 pm GMT+7

Vietnam needs natural disaster strategy after $2 bln in damage caused last year - PM

Damage caused by natural disasters trimmed about 1 percent off Vietnam's gross domestic product in 2016.
April 18, 2017 | 06:05 pm GMT+7

Vietnam tries to keep its head above water as scientists warn of sinking Mekong Delta

By 2100, half of the Mekong Delta could be swamped by rising sea levels.
March 31, 2017 | 06:30 pm GMT+7
 
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