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Mekong River

A Visit to the Mother River

Peter Bosshard | Posted 10.21.2016 | Green
Peter Bosshard

The Mekong near Chiang Khong (International Rivers) The small town of Chiang Khong in Northern Thailand sits on the banks of the Mekong River. Just a...

Scientists Question Dam Building in the Amazon, Congo and Mekong

Peter Bosshard | Posted 01.07.2017 | Green
Peter Bosshard

Taken together, the scientific evidence shows that dams are not the clean, green or cheap source of electric power they are often made out to be. When will the governments and financiers that promote these projects take note?

Vietnam: 50 Years After the U.S. Marines Landed

Stephen Wallace, M.D., J.D. | Posted 06.05.2016 | Travel
Stephen Wallace, M.D., J.D.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of U.S. Marines landing in full combat gear at Red Beach near Da Nang, Vietnam. This year also marks the 40th an...

A Life Transformed in South East Asia

Don Mankin | Posted 06.21.2015 | Travel
Don Mankin

I stood at the window on the top floor of the skyscraper in the heart of Bangkok looking out at the chaos on the streets below. It was hot and smoggy, and it had taken us about two hours to travel just a few miles to get here.

Send a Picture, Save the World: Why International Solidarity Matters

Atif Choudhury | Posted 04.26.2014 | Impact
Atif Choudhury

International solidarity is most valuable not in the individual act of solidarity itself, but what those acts collectively allow others to do. International solidarity helps to bring the attention of the world on crises which otherwise would remain "local issues."

Our Bear Humanity: The Backstory on ChamPa

Kevin F. Adler | Posted 07.11.2013 | Travel
Kevin F. Adler

Even our smallest actions can have profound reverberations.

10 Tips For Travelers To Vietnam

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 04.02.2013 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

If you have a phobia of thousands of motorbikes coming at you from all directions, think twice about Saigon. There are hardly any stoplights in the city, and a constant stream of traffic.

Controversial Multi-Billion Dollar Dam Construction Suspended

Reuters | Posted 09.12.2012 | World

PHNOM PENH, July 13 (Reuters) - Laos confirmed on Friday that work has been suspended on a controversial $3.5 billion hydropower dam on the Mekong R...

WATCH: Will The Mekong River Be Dammed?

Posted 12.16.2011 | Green

A proposed dam project in Southeast Asia is drawing greater concerns as it pits opportunities for economic and infrastructural developments against en...

Mighty Mekong Gets a Reprieve: Destructive Xayaburi Dam Delayed

Peter Bosshard | Posted 02.07.2012 | Green
Peter Bosshard

In a crucial decision for the people and ecosystems of the Mekong River Basin, the governments of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam have just agreed to delay the Xayaburi Dam, the first of eleven dams proposed for the Mekong River.

China's Global Dam Builders and the Environment: A Progress Report

Peter Bosshard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Bosshard

At least 216 ongoing dam projects in 49 countries have some form of Chinese involvement, and some of these projects will create social and environmental disasters if completed.

Going, Going, Gone: Endangered Species Being Dammed

Lori Pottinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lori Pottinger

We -- the species with almost total power over this planet -- can most definitely do better at preserving our fellow species, and stop pushing others over the brink. It's time to get serious.

Veteran Returns To Vietnam To Build Houses, 40 Years Later

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

CNN: He is a former Marine who has lived with battleground nightmares for 40 years and now plans a return to the land that haunts him....

Mekong 100-Year-Flood Threatens Indochina

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BANGKOK, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Four people have been killed in flooding and landslides in Laos, where the Mekong river has hit its highest level in at le...