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Dolphin species thought extinct in Vietnam caught in Mekong Delta

An Irrawaddy dolphin, not seen in decades in Vietnam, was caught by a fisherman in the southern province of Ben Tre on Wednesday.

Sand mining threatens a way of life in Vietnam

An appetite for sand from Vietnam's Mekong river has meant costly consequences for residents living along its shores.

From Tibet to the 'Nine Dragons', Vietnam's Mekong Delta is losing sand

Upstream damming and extensive sand exploitation in the Mekong River are causing locals to struggle with a rapid pace of erosion.
January 15, 2019 | 07:35 am GMT+7

Cambodia hails opening of country's largest dam despite opposition

Cambodian premier Hun Sen on Monday opened the country's largest hydropower scheme.
December 18, 2018 | 08:20 am GMT+7

‘Famous, beautiful’ Mekong Delta beach gets ugly

The Tan Thanh Beach in Tien Giang Province has been trashed and dirtied, and tourists are avoiding the place.
November 01, 2018 | 05:06 pm GMT+7

Mekong Delta sinking as groundwater gets depleted

The Mekong Delta is subsiding faster than the rise in sea level, causing urban flooding, and humans are to blame.
October 11, 2018 | 08:00 pm GMT+7

As sand mining grows, Asia’s deltas are sinking, water experts warn

Sand mining from rivers is depriving many low-lying Asian deltas of the sediment they need to maintain themselves.
September 23, 2018 | 09:44 am GMT+7

Dams and sand mining threaten integrity of lower Mekong

As investment in hydropower and construction projects ramp up, ecosystems along Southeast Asia's longest river are paying the price.
September 04, 2018 | 10:32 am GMT+7

Mekong River body welcomes Laos' decision to suspend new dam projects

The collapse put Laos’ hydropower ambitions in the spotlight and underscored concerns raised by environmental groups.
August 15, 2018 | 03:50 pm GMT+7

Vietnam’s Mekong quandary: settling the sediment issue

As the biggest loser, Vietnam has to use its influence to limit dam damage on Mekong Delta, says Mekong specialist Richard Cronin.
August 07, 2018 | 10:57 am GMT+7

No more dams, float solar panels instead: experts

After studying alternatives to mitigate the impacts of pending dam projects in Laos and Cambodia, experts say, just say NO.
July 30, 2018 | 08:07 am GMT+7

Mekong Delta’s splendors now a relic of the past

Development policies have all but destroyed the natural bounty that the delta was blessed with.
July 26, 2018 | 10:11 am GMT+7

When you eat a Mekong Giant Catfish, you are paying criminals

Vietnamese restaurant owners, chefs and customers are complicit in the crime of catching, advertising, serving and eating an endangered species.
July 25, 2018 | 09:39 am GMT+7

Greater Mekong, including Vietnam, losing forests at alarming rate

The Greater Mekong region is among 11 hotspots where more than 80 percent of global forest loss will occur in the coming decades.
July 22, 2018 | 07:40 am GMT+7

Time’s running out for the Mekong giant catfish

Vietnamese restaurants are openly violating the law to include a critically endangered giant catfish on their menus.
July 10, 2018 | 12:55 pm GMT+7
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