In spite of U.N. Millennium Goals, many around the world find it difficult to access clean water. Keeping safe from contamination often means long treks with heavy loads, a basic knowledge of sanitation, and intervention by NGOs.
In a reporter’s notebook, Tyler Chapman speaks with Burmese miners who dig for petrified wood.
Villagers in Burma's Sagaing division have protested for weeks against the Monywa copper mine in Sarlingyi township. On Sept. 5, 10,000 turned out to demand the return of land they say was illegally confiscated.
On June 18, about 130 Rohingyas, mostly young men, were sent back to sea from Bangladesh on nine open boats. They had been fed and given water by an army major, who said he was just following orders.
The Xayaburi hydropower project in northern Laos is the first of eleven proposed dams on the main stem of the Lower Mekong River. The lives of 60 million people who live in Lower Mekong Basin—not only in Laos but also in Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam—are intimately connected with the river's natural cycles.
Gun-toting security forces open fire at a land grab protest in eastern Cambodia.
Supporters gather in the forest in southern Cambodia's Koh Kong province to remember environmentalist Chut Wutty.
Chen Guangcheng sought refuge at the U.S. Embassy in April after enduring beatings and constant surveillance under house arrest.
Indigenous riparian communities say two hydroelectric dams planned for Cambodia put their livelihood in danger.
Environmental activists take part in a five-day campaign targeting the illicit timber trade in Cambodia's Prey Lang forests.
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