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30/09/2013: Flooding in Phnom Penh nears Emergency Level (The Cambodia Daily)

Almost 8,000 families have now been evacuated to higher ground since severe flooding across the country began two weeks ago. Read the Cambodian Daily article here.

30/09/2013: Floods could surpass '96 levels (The Phnom Penh Post)

Floods in some parts of Cambodia could rival the catastrophic ones of 1996, affecting more than 1 million people. Read the Phnom Penh Post article here.

02/05/2013: Greater Mekong countries 'lost one-third of forest cover in 40 years' (The Guardian)

Since 1980, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Burma and Vietnam have lost nearly 40m ha of forest, with devastating effects on wildlife and humans, a new report suggests. Read the Guardian article here.

07/03/2013: Experts discuss how to protect Mekong River (Vietnam News)

Over 400 hundered delegates from across the globe convened at the Mekong Environmental Symposium in Ho Chi Minh City. Click here to read the Vietnam News article about the Symposium.

04/03/2013: Coastal erosion a threat to Mekong Delta (Vietnam News)

Land erosion and forest degredation across the Mekong Delta have reached alarming levels, increasing the risk of flooding and salt water intrusion. Read the Vietnam News article about this threat to the Mekong Delta here.

22/01/2013: Plan to dredge sand on Mekong (Radio Free Asia)

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered government planners to draw up a master plan to dredge sand from the Mekong River, saying it was aimed at restoring shallow areas along the waterway. Click here to read the full article.

21/12/2012: Dam threatens Mekong Ecology (Science)

Guy Lanza discusses the threat dam construction poses to the ecology of the Mekong in his letter in Science . To read the full article click here (subscription may be required).

06/11/2012: Laos approves Xayaburi 'mega' dam on Mekong (BBC)

Laos has given the go-ahead to build a massive dam on the lower Mekong river, despite opposition from neighbouring countries and environmentalists. Click here to read the full article.