Death by dam for the Mekong

The sleepy town of Pak Beng, best known as a stopover for slow boats connecting the Laos-Thailand border to the ancient Lao capital of Luang Prabang, will be transformed later this year by the launch of a third major hydro-dam on the lower Mekong River. Only 180 kilometers away, Thai communities and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) […]