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The Last Days of Beautiful Luang Prabang

April 11, 2023
UNESCO experts insist that a huge dam would destroy the “authenticity and integrity” of the World Heritage Site in Laos. Activists say dam operators and…
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‘Our Mekong is dying’: Locals reel from fish crisis as dams sprout up from Laos to China

July 10, 2022
Once teeming with fish, the river is now filled with forlorn fisherfolk who say they’re lucky to have catch at all, as more hydropower dams…
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For Thai fishers facing dwindling catches, a Lao dam looms large

June 10, 2022
Laos plans to build a $2 billion, 684-megawatt dam on the Mekong River, just 2 kilometers (1.25 miles) from the Thai border. The proposed Sanakham…
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A Very Dangerous Dam

January 15, 2022
This wonderful oasis of Lao culture Mekong heritage is under threat from more dams along the endangered Mekong In 1995 Luang Prabang became a UNESCO-recgonised…
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In Laos, a ‘very dangerous dam’ threatens an ancient world heritage site

December 10, 2021
The government of Laos plans to build a 1,460-megawatt hydroelectric dam upstream of the ancient city of Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The…
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The Threat of a Dam Disaster in Luang Prabang

July 17, 2021
The dam near Luang Prabang – both a World Heritage site and an seismically active zone – is “an irresponsible gamble,” experts argue.   Credit:…