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Assassinations of environmental activists have doubled over last decade

By Fred Pearce / Yale Environment 360 Where is Sombath Somphone? With every day that passes, the fate of one of south-east Asia’s most high-profile environmental activists, who was snatched from the streets of Laos in December, becomes more worrisome. His case has been raised by the State Department and countless NGOs around the world. … Continue reading Assassinations of environmental activists have doubled over last decade

Cambodian villagers demonstrate against Mekong River dam project

By Prak Chan Thul / Reuters Cambodian villagers demonstrated on Friday against a controversial Lao hydropower dam that activists say is being built in defiance of an agreement to assess its potentially damaging impact on millions of people first. About 200 villagers whose livelihoods depend on the Mekong River urged a halt to the Thai-led … Continue reading Cambodian villagers demonstrate against Mekong River dam project