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Thailand Puts Baht Before Mekong by Buying Power from Laos’ Chinese Dams

Gov't rejects concerns over hydroelectric projects that are destroying the Mekong River environment
The wildlife of northern Thailand’s rivers and forests, including the near-threatened Eurasian otter, could be disrupted by more dams on the Mekong (Image: Alamy)

Mekong Dams Inflicting Untold Damage on N. Thailand Wildlife

Otters, fish and birds along the Ing and Ruak rivers face threats from hydropower dams on the Mekong, but understanding is lacking of the true impacts on the ecology of these Mekong tributaries
A map showing various bridges and other transport projects on the Thai-Laotian border.

6th Thailand-Laos Friendship Bridge Planned

Thailand and Laos are discussing the idea of building a sixth Friendship Bridge over the Mekong River to connect the two countries. Speaking Friday in...
The Mekong River in Chiang Khan district, Thailand. (Image: Engdao Wichitpunya / Alamy)

Thailand Under Pressure to Thwart Laos, China’s Sanakham Dam Project

Opponents say a refusal to buy power from the dam could stymie its progress saving the Mekong’s ecosystem
The Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydroelectric project where a dam failed in Laos in 2018.

Laos Slides Closer to Puppet State as China Grab Control of Power Grid

Analysis: UCA News' Luke Hunt says years of reckless spending and a Chinese debt trap have left Thailand's neighbor on thin ice
Mekong River Commission – Joint Project on Flood and Drought Management

Facebook to Send Flood, Drought Alerts to Lower Mekong Communities

Residents and local governments along the Lower Mekong can now get flood alerts and drought-monitoring information through Facebook under a new partnership with the...
Thailand Flooding Tropical Storm Sinlaku Loei Northeast

Nong Khai Braces for Massive Loei Flood Runoff

Nong Khai is bracing for the today’s arrival of devastating floodwaters flowing down from Loei after water levels on the Mekong River jumping 30...
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