The Global Rundown The Mekong River Commission releases a report on the river’s record low water levels. Flooding displaces hundreds in Sudan. Hundreds of homes are inundated or destroyed in North Korea. South Africa pleads Sudan and Egypt to remain in talks with Ethiopia over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. The Washington Supreme Court makes […]
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Delicate discussions over the future of the imperiled Mekong River could be further complicated by the findings of a new study, which claims that China withheld water from drought-hit downstream nations last year.
A study says water levels measured downstream from China along the Thai-Lao border were at times up to 3 metres lower than they should have been.
The Global Rundown New research by a U.S.-based company states that China withheld Mekong river water from downstream nations last year despite drought conditions. April rainfall eases drought in California, while dry conditions intensify in Florida. Communities along the Missouri River fear spring flooding reminiscent of last year’s deluge. Zimbabwe works to improve cultural acceptance […]
The Global Rundown Cambodia says it will halt hydropower construction on the Mekong River for the next 10 years. Kenyan communities jumpstart initiatives to combat the coronavirus, including setting up handwashing stations and educating residents. As the coronavirus slows activities in Italy, the canals in Venice turn clear. A study warns that global banks are […]
A top-ranking Chinese official declared that the country is releasing more water from its dams on the upper Mekong River in order to aid drought-stricken downstream neighbors.
The Global Rundown China releases water from its Mekong River dams to increase flows to parched downstream neighbors. Scientists warn that more frequent wildfires in the western U.S. could fuel water shortages, creating a vicious cycle. California’s Sierra Nevada snowpack hovers around half of normal. A federal judge approves a $69.5 million settlement between the […]
More than sea-level rise, unsustainable development on the Mekong Delta is the biggest risk to the delta’s economy and ecology.
The Rundown The EPA proposes waivers to extend coal ash compliance deadlines. The CDC tallies a large increase in Legionnaires’ disease cases last year. A State Department report on the Indo-Pacific region highlights tensions in the Mekong River basin. The EPA selects five PFAS chemicals for a toxicity assessment. The Interior Department develops a permanent […]
The Global Rundown “Urgent measures” are required to slow erosion along the Mekong River, says Vietnam. Bats in Australia are starving to death amid severe drought. Zimbabwe plans to reopen its closed water plant for a week. More than 10,000 vehicle flood claims are filed in Southeast Texas in the wake of Tropical Depression Imelda. […]
Low water levels are fueling tensions between those living on the Mekong River and those who aspire to wring electricity from the backbone of Southeast Asia by damming it.
The Global Rundown Southeast Asia’s Mekong River is at its lowest levels in more than 100 years. Droughts and floods intensify across Asia, damaging palm oil, natural rubber, rice, and sugar crops. Almost 9 million people in Somalia and South Sudan are facing severe food insecurity. California considers a bill that would require water agencies […]