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Dam ‘redesign’ a mystery

By Laignee Barron, The Phnom Penh Post, 27 August 2014

Amid a lawsuit and a chorus of dissent, developers of the first lower Mekong mainstream hydropower project, the massive Xayaburi dam, have quietly submitted a long-anticipated, multimillion-dollar redesign plan, the Post has learned. 355 more words

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Villagers look at the rare Irrawaddy dolphin, found dead in Vietnam yesterday, before it was returned to Cambodia. Photo Supplied

 By Sen David, The Phnom Penh Post, 27 August 2014

The body of a 100-kilogram Irrawaddy dolphin from Cambodia was found dead in Vietnamese territory and repatriated to its home waters yesterday, officials said. 257 more words

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Trafficking figures ‘staggering’

By Charles Rollet, The Pnhom Penh Post, 25 August 2014

The illegal bear trade continues across Asia on a “staggering” scale, with Cambodia leading the continent in seizures of bears and bear parts, according to a study from conservation NGO Traffic. 322 more words

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Lao official, developer differ over dam’s status

By Laignee Barron and Vong Sokheng, The Pnhom Penh Post, 20 August 2014

The Lao government and the builders of its Don Sahong dam can’t seem to get their story straight, according to conflicting accounts offered by the two parties yesterday. 271 more words

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City Hall Blocks Bike Ride Against Koh Kong Hydro-Project

By Mech Dara And Zsombor Peter, The Cambodia Daily, 18 August 2014

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Cease and desist: Firm ordered to stop filling Kandal lake

By Sen David, The Pnhom Penh Post, 07 August 2014

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology has ordered provincial authorities to stop Vattanac Properties, a land developer, from filling in a lake in Kandal’s Kien Svay district because it would affect water supplies to farms of nearby residents. 129 more words

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