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More families take deals to vacate dam site

Another 73 families in Stung Treng province have accepted the government’s offer of new land in exchange for the farms they will lose to the Lower Sesan II hydropower dam currently under construction, the second group to take the deal.​ ...

Kang Sothear
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/more-families-take-deals-to-vacate-dam-site-109569/

Environmental experts concern of the extinction of rare fish in the northeast province

Environmental experts concern of a drop in the number of rare species of fish in the river in the northeastern province including of the Upper Mekong Basin, Srepok River and Se San river. The worry after a number of exotic fish caught in the area’s ...

Men Sothy
http://www.rfa.org/khmer/news/environment/concern-over-fishes-losing-02062016035808.html

Villagers refuse relocation

Villagers whose homes will be destroyed if the controversial Lower Sesan 2 Dam is built are to deliver today a letter to provincial authorities announcing that they refuse to be resettled. Meach Mean, coordinator of the 3S Rivers Protection Network, said the villagers, who hail from ...

Alice Cuddy and Phak Seangly
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-refuse-relocation

China dam discharges in Mekong

A large-scale hydropower dam in China began releasing a deluge of water from its overfilling reservoir on Friday, leaving downstream neighbours to fear imminent inundation. ...

Laignee Barron
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/china-dam-discharges-mekong

In Stung Treng, forests fall before they’re washed away

On the Sesan and Srepok rivers in the northeast, boats of all shapes and sizes lug timber back and forth between the banks. Men wait on craggy land alongside the water with jerry-rigged winches and homemade vehicles to drag precious cargo up steep inclines. Fallen ...

Matt Blomberg
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/in-stung-treng-province-communities-fell-their-forests-before-they-are-washed-away-67369/

NGOs lobby China, companies over Sesan dam

A group of 15 local and international rights groups Tuesday sent a slew of letters to the Chinese government and companies involved in the Lower Sesan II hydropower dam in Stung Treng province seeking a halt to dam construction due to serious environmental and social ...

Simon Henderson
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/ngos-lobby-china-companies-over-sesan-dam-59807/

Lao Dams, Mining Ruining Sekong Water Quality in Cambodia

Dam-building and gold mining in southern Laos are ruining water quality downstream on the Sekong River in Cambodia, where villagers are no longer able to drink or use the water, according to an environmental group. The activities undertaken by Lao and Vietnamese companies on the Sekong’s ...

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/laos/sekong-06252013190742.html

Cambodian greens see red in upcoming dams

For Meach Mean, a veteran campaigner against hydropower dams in Cambodia’s northeast, this year has brought a double dose of bad news. First, he says, two Chinese hydropower companies have begun feasibility studies into a pair of dams planned for tributaries of the Mekong River ...

http://www.gulf-times.com/environment/231/details/353963/cambodian-greens-see-red-in-upcoming-dams

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