27 Aug '12, 2pm

Mekong dam spree could create regional food crisis

Mekong dam spree could create regional food crisis

Controversial Xayaburi dam in Laos officially suspended (07/15/2012) Work on the controversial Xayaburi dam in the People's Democratic Republic of Lao has been suspended, reports Reuters. Opposition rises against Mekong dam as governments ponder decision (04/13/2011) As the governments of Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam ready to meet on April 19th to decide whether or not to move forward on the Xayaburi Dam, critics of Mekong River hydroelectric project have warned that the dam will devastate freshwater biodiversity and impact the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands, if not more. Last month a coalition of 263 organizations from 51 countries released a letter in opposition of the dam’s construction. Chinook salmon return to Olympic National Park after dam demolished (08/21/2012) In March of this year the Elwha Dam, which had stood for 99 years, was demolished in the ...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0827-hance-mekong-dams-food...

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