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A fisherman sells an off-seasonal catch at the Stung Treng city fish market on August 15, 2020. (Enric Català/VOD)

Frightened by River Changes, Villagers Blame Laos Dam, Seek Answers

In Stung Treng, villagers are experiencing unexpected changes to their environment: disappearing fish, dying forests, eroding islands. As they grapple with changing natural cycles, they project their fears onto the giant Don Sahong dam that looms upstream.

Opinion: Climate Change Is the Story of Our Time

To open a week of global news coverage concentrated on climate change, this message to journalists warrants repeating. Reporters covering the climate crisis must be more than stenographers of tragedy, writes Kyle Pope.

Flood plains in Cambodia (Adelia Ribier/WorldFish)

Q&A: What Is Cambodia’s Climate Future?

We asked four people — including an environmental activist, a sustainable growth advocate and two climate researchers — about Cambodia’s place in the climate conundrum. Here’s what they told us.

Salt lays out to dry in a greenhouse at Thaung Trading Company's processing laboratory in Kampot province in September 2019. (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

Unpredictable Seasons Put Cambodia’s Salt on Shaky Ground

Salt has been a staple of Cambodia’s coastal economy for a thousand years, but changing weather patterns and rising sea levels — attributed to global warming and the fluctuations in seasons that result — are making the future of the industry less certain.