Mekong River News

Will climate change sink the Mekong Delta?

This is the first article of an in-depth, four-part series exploring threats facing the Mekong Delta and how they might be addressed. Read the second, third and fourth installments. t's a sad…

Hydro projects a front for logging in Vietnam

Small hydroelectric projects in forested areas in Vietnam may be a front for logging operations in the country's national parks, reports Vietnam Net. According to Vietnam's Ministry of Agriculture and…

Controversial dam gets approval in Laos

The Mekong River in Thailand. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler. Laos has given approval to the hugely-controversial $3.5 billion Xayaburi Dam on the Mekong River, reports the BBC. The massive…