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.
Tens of thousands of Buddhist pilgrims from around the world converge on a northern Indian town to hear the Dalai Lama give the Kalachakra religious teachings.
Nearly 400 protesting occupants were evicted from Borei Keila, a neighborhood in Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh that has been earmarked for a controversial development project.
Long viewed in their societies as less capable than men, women in Asia are stepping forward to speak out against corruption and abuse.
A fire triggered several explosions and destroyed state warehouses and nearby residential houses in Burma's biggest city Rangoon on Dec. 29, killing at least 17 people and injuring more than 100 others. The blasts jolted the entire city, causing panic among residents. Officials have ruled out a bomb attack but are yet to determine the cause of the explosions. Burma has been hit by several bomb blasts in recent years, which the authorities have blamed on armed exile groups or ethnic minority fighters
The scenes of mourning shown in photos released by North Korea’s state-run news agency (KCNA) seem unreal to a Western audience.
North Korea's Kim Jong Il died on Dec. 17. A third generation of leadership has been groomed.
During the Summer on the prairie, young Tibetan nomads play a simple rock-throw game to pass the time. It is a lot harder than you think. Give it a try!
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton—the first top-level U.S. diplomat to visit Burma in more than 50 years—meets with pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi and tours Shwedagon Pagoda in Rangoon.
Students are among those hardest hit by floods in Cambodia as schools lie submerged around the nation.
Heavy rains and flooding since July have left hundreds dead and affected millions in Southeast Asia.
Proper water treatment has not kept pace with construction in Shenzhen.
Cambodian ministers say mismanagement led to a mass fainting of garment workers.
The town of Xintang has earned the title “blue jeans capital.” But local jeans production has come at a huge environmental cost.
Nearly 300 Cambodian workers of M&V International Manufacturing Ltd, a garment factory north of the capital Phnom Penh, fainted in two separate incidents this week.
Villagers from Prey Lang forest in northern Cambodia have staged protests in Phnom Penh to highlight what they said was the destruction of one of Southeast Asia’s last intact lowland rainforests.
A river that was once a primary source of drinking water for Hong Kong has become so polluted that it is now nicknamed “Black Dragon River.”
The stench from a Dong River tributary causes dizziness. Many people won’t eat vegetables grown on its banks.
With an eco-system transformed by uncontrolled mining, locals are first to pay the price of China's race to export rare earth metals.
Unregulated Mining Leaves Behind Ravaged, Toxic Landscape.
Farmers employ heavy doses of fertilizers and pesticides when growing fruit trees. The chemical run-off has helped contaminate the Dong River.