Daily Archives: April 23, 2011

The Xayaburi Dam: A Looming Threat to the Mekong River

Located in a mountainous valley in Northern Laos, the proposed Xayaburi hydropower dam is the  most advanced of eleven large dams planned for the Lower Mekong River’s mainstream. If built,  the dam will cause irreversible and permanent ecological change to … Continue reading

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How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth?

“In a Horizon special, naturalist Sir David Attenborough investigates whether the world is heading for a population crisis. In his lengthy career, Sir David has watched the human population more than double from 2.5 billion in 1950 to nearly seven … Continue reading

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