Environment

Bootleg liquor, not water, killed Cambodian villagers

May 7, 2018

A senior Cambodian health official says 14 villagers whose sudden deaths were thought to have been caused by polluted water actually died from drinking rice wine containing methanol

Suspected water contamination kills 10 Cambodians; 120 ill

May 6, 2018

A health official says 10 Cambodian villagers have died and 120 others are sickened after drinking water suspected to be contaminated with insecticide

Census finds increase in Mekong River's Irrawaddy dolphins

Apr 23, 2018

Cambodia's government and a major conservation group say the number of critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphins along a stretch of the Mekong River has increased for the first time in 20 years but the animals still face serious threats

Vietnam jails activist for livestreaming pollution march

Feb 7, 2018

A court in central Vietnam has sentenced an activist to 14 years in jail for livestreaming fishermen marching to file a lawsuit against a Taiwan-owned steel plant's spill of toxins into the ocean

Cambodian forest protectors slain after confronting loggers

Jan 31, 2018

A forest protection ranger, a military police officer and a conservation worker have been killed in part of Cambodia where illegal logging and smuggling are rife

Nest of endangered giant softshell turtle found in Cambodia

Dec 19, 2017

Conservationists have found a nest of the endangered Asian giant softshell turtle on a Mekong River sandbar in northeastern Cambodia, while 115 new species of various other animal and plant life have been discovered in the greater Mekong region

Rare crocodile eggs hatched at Cambodian conservation center

Aug 15, 2017

Nine eggs of an endangered crocodile species found in the wild in June and taken to a conservation center in southern Cambodia have hatched

Researchers in Cambodia find nest of rare riverine bird

Jul 20, 2017

Wildlife researchers in Cambodia say they have found a breeding location for the masked finfoot bird, one of the world's most endangered, raising hopes of its continuing survival

Pacific ministers commit to move ahead with pact without US

May 21, 2017

The Pacific Rim trade ministers meeting in Vietnam have committed to move ahead with the Trans Pacific Partnership trade pact after the United States pulled out

Vietnam maintains ban on deep-water fishing in polluted area

May 18, 2017

Vietnam is maintaining a ban on deep-water fishing in four central provinces one year after a Taiwanese-owned steel plant discharged toxins into the sea and caused the country's worst environmental disaster

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