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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."

American Tourists Among 45 Killed In Laos Plane Crash

AP | JERRY HARMER | Posted 10.17.2013 | World

PAKSE, Laos -- PAKSE, Laos (AP) — Rescuers in fishing boats pulled bodies from the muddy Mekong River on Thursday as officials in Laos ruled out fin...

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.

WATCH: Chinese Prisoner Lead To Execution Live On TV

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 03.01.2013 | World

BEIJING -- China executed four foreigners on Friday for killing 13 Chinese sailors in an attack on the Mekong River, following a live nationwide broad...

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.

U.S. Praises Laos For Suspending Mekong Dam Project

AP | ROBIN McDOWELL | Posted 09.21.2011 | Green

BALI, Indonesia — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton praised Laos as taking a "forward-leaning position" after the tiny, landlocked ...

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...