This week the controversial Don Sahong Dam proposal was revisited by the 20th Mekong River Commission (MRC) Council Meeting in Bangkok on Thursday. The MRC discussed whether the proposal needed (as a mainstream project) to go through the prior consultation process instead of the simpler prior notification process the Laos government had already submitted.
Alarmed over the spread of a debilitating disease that is destroying coconut farms in Luzon, Mindanao coconut farmers are calling for an island-wide summit to prevent the infestation from wiping out the coconut industry here.
Activists concerned with development along the Mekong River saw a small victory this week when the Supreme Administrative Court of Thailand agreed to take a case against Thai government agencies that purchased power from the Xayaburi dam in neighboring Laos.
Two crucial decisions face authorities this week on the Mekong River, one of the world’s greatest waterways and the primary source of fish for 60 million people. The Mekong, the world’s greatest fishery, is under growing threat from a wide variety of sources as riparian countries, particularly China build more and more dams on its tributaries.
The United Nation’s World Heritage Committee has rejected the Australian government’s proposal to delist 74,000 hectares of Tasmanian forests. The government had requested that the committee delist the area as a protected site. Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been encouraging investments that would boost Tasmania’s economy with little regard for the environment
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