Articles tagged "cambodia"

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Mekong River Commission urges more transparency after record low water levels

The intergovernmental Mekong River Commission (MRC) said in a statement released on Tuesday, June 15, 2020, that China should be more transparent over its dam operations on the Mekong River. The statement comes months after water levels downstream hit record lows...

June 17, 2020

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Tropical Cyclone "Nakri" (Quiel) makes landfall in Vietnam after leaving at least 6 dead in the Philippines

Tropical Cyclone "Nakri" (Quiel) has been affecting parts of Southeast Asia over the past couple of days, leaving at least 6 people dead in the Philippines before making landfall in Vietnam on November 10, 2019. Although Nakri did not directly make...

November 11, 2019

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Floods caused by Podul and Kajiki claim 21 lives in Cambodia and Laos

Tropical Storm "Podul" and Tropical Depression "Kajiki" left a wide region across several countries flooded more than a week after their passage. Flood-related fatalities have reached 7 in Cambodia and 14 in Laos on September 11, 2019. The floods...

September 12, 2019

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Mekong River drops to lowest level in 100 years

Southeast Asia’s Mekong River, one of the longest rivers in the world, has dropped to its lowest level in 100 years due to severe drought, sand-mining, and upstream dam developments, causing threats to the food supply and livelihood of nearby inhabitants....

September 03, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Sinlaku" leaves Philippines, heads toward Vietnam, Cambodia

Tropical Storm "Sinlaku" (Queenie) formed over the open waters of the South China Sea, after developing into a depression east of the Philippines. This is 21st tropical system of Northwestern Pacific season this year.The system is now heading west after

November 28, 2014

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New dams in Mekong basin threaten Cambodia's food security, up to 80% of population affected

Experts are warning that the planned construction of 88 hydroelectric dams in the lower Mekong basin by 2030 will cause food security challenges in Cambodia. Up to 80 percent of population might be affected.“Cambodia is going to pay the highest price for dam devel

July 28, 2014

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Heavy rains caused Mekong river overflow - thousand homes flooded in Cambodia

Heavy rains pushed the Mekong River in Cambodia over its banks during the weekend, flooding 37 villages and damaging over 5,000 homes. Schools also were closed, and rice and cassava crops have been badly affected.The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer

August 18, 2011

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Pollutants found at US base in S.Korea - possible Agent Orange

Traces of toxic chemicals have been found at a US military camp but there is no evidence yet to support claims that Agent Orange was buried there in 1978, South Korean and American investigators said.Dangerous levels of trichloroethylene and tetrachloroethylene were

August 08, 2011