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A fisherman with his family in Phnom Penh. (Phorn Bopha/VOD)

Data Show Turbulence, Decline in Mekong River Ecosystems

Fishers say their daily catch has plunged again. According to researchers, disturbances to Mekong water flows due to hydropower dams and climate change have disrupted fish habitats, breeding grounds, abundance and diversity.

Island of the Rich: As Sand Dune Rises, Old Neighborhood Upturned

As mega-developer OCIC completes the filling-in of Phnom Penh’s new island, Koh Norea, nearby Chbar Ampov residents are staring at a mound of sand anxiously unsure if they will be evicted by the development or driven out by real estate speculation.