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Large dams are not the answer to climate change in the Mekong Region

Large dams are not the answer to climate change in the Mekong Region


Some may say it is too early to conclude that the changing weather patterns in the Mekong region – be it a longer dry season, unexpected river water level fluctuation, or cold days in early summer – are a result ...

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Anning refinery fined for violation of national environmental laws

Anning refinery fined for violation of national environmental laws


The Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection issued a modest fine over the weekend to anAnning oil refinery. While the "administrative penalty" did not specifically mention pollution, the facility in question has been the source of public concern and controversy since ...

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Yanmen’s residents will rebuild on Cizhong’s carefully cultivated rice paddies

No Recourse: Upper Mekong Dam Spells End for Tibetan Village


Cizhong, a remote Tibetan village in China’s Yunnan province, has no recourse against the onslaught of impacts from the construction of the Wunonglong dam on the Upper Mekong River. This year has seen no pause in activity from civil society organizations ...

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Regional Roundup for Week of 8.30.2015

Regional Roundup for Week of 8.30.2015


A huge week for Asia. An epic stock market tumble in China had repercussions for markets globally and has raised questions over China's economic strength, while a 3% devaluation of the yuan has stoked fears of a possible trade war. ...

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Yunnan’s Dulong minority isolated no more

Yunnan's Dulong minority isolated no more


Recently, the Ethnic Dulong Survey Team conducted a week of anthropological observation and interview research based around the remote village of Dizhengdang (迪政当村). Under the leadership of Professor Gao Zhiying (高志英), an expert on ethnic Dulong culture and society, the ...

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Regional roundup for week of 8.23.15

Regional roundup for week of 8.23.15


EXSE FOCUS Bangkok Bomb Attack at Popular Shrine Kills at Least 20-NYT A bomb placed inside a Bangkok religious shrine frequented by tourists exploded Monday evening, killing at least 20 people, hurling body parts onto the pavement, shattering windows and creating panic in ...

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