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An earthquake of magnitude 5.3 on the Richter scale hit the Sino-Burma border of Laiza on Wednesday morning, local residents and United States Geological Survey said.
Network Media Group
Translated from Burmese
Villagers in DeMowSoe Township, Karenni (Kayah) State, are being forced to guard electric towers which are transferring electric power from Lawpita hydroelectric power station to ...
From Business Round-up (August 16, 2008)
Rising development costs might put a question mark over several controversial hydropower dams planned on the River Salween and elsewhere in Burma.
Heavier than normal monsoon rain has led to severe flooding throughout Burma, especially in Karen and Mon states and along the Mekong River.
The flooding from torrential rains began the first week of August ca...
BANGKOK — Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej’s plans to divert water from rivers in neighboring Laos to help feed agricultural production face stiff opposition from activists, who argue the ambitious...
Human Rights Watch has criticized Thailand authorities for returning more than 50 Karen refugees to a conflict zone in Karen State in eastern Burma.
China Southern Power Grid
In order to implement the tasks under the "Framework Agreement on Myanmar's Salween River Basin Hydropower Development Strategic Cooperation", the China Southern Power Grid Company, Sinohydro Corporation...
Independent Mon News Agency
Starved of energy needs, people in southern Burma favour electricity supply from private power distributing agencies given the delay in the government setting up power lines in the area.
Probe InternationalPRESS RELEASE - July 8, 2008
A group of Lisu minority youth have appealed to the United Nations' World Heritage Committee to help save southwestern China's Nu river from hydropower development.
Perhaps Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej thinks it is still the 1960s. As new prime minister, he autocratically announced water diversion projects for the Mekong and Salween rivers, callously calling these internation...
Twelve villages will be flooded and more than 5000 acres of farmland submerged if the Upper Paunglaung dam project continues, the Kayan Women’s Union said in a report published this month.
The end is near. Or so they believe. That is why the Samak administration is pushing through a series of mega-projects to fatten its cronies' bank accounts while the country is already deep in environmental crisis. ...
Yu Guifu's farmland is still above water, and for that he can thank China's environmental movement. For years power companies have longed to dam the Nu River, which flows flat and olive drab below the fields where Yu and his...
Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej yesterday approved two water management projects worth around 60 billion baht to feed agricultural areas across the country.
Thailand - In the dry season, the Salween River cuts a multicolored gash of green, gray and beige as it carries Himalayan snowmelt through steaming jungles along the Thailand-Burma border en route to the Andaman Sea. On th...
The Burma Rivers Network has urged foreign companies to reconsider their investments in dam and gas projects in Burma due to the devastating impact on the local environment.
Kachin News Group
Fear of unnamed future disasters should stop China from going ahead with dam projects in Northern Burma.
mongabay.com Monday's 7.9 magnitude earthquake in Sichuan province left more than 15,000 dead, 26,000 missing, and 64,000 injured, according to state media. The quake also "seriously damaged" two hydroelectric stations in M...
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