Brendan Brady reports on politics, human rights, business, religion, culture and environmental issues in Asia and the Pacific. He works in print, video, photography and radio.
Posts tagged "Laos"
Mekong: Rising Tide

Mekong: Rising Tide

Hydropower dams slated for the Mekong pit electricity rewards against the river's tremendous but vulnerable ecosystem, leaving the mighty river's fate in question.
The Mekong in Laos

The Mekong in Laos

Xayaburi Dam Stirs Tension Over Mekong Hydropower

Xayaburi Dam Stirs Tension Over Mekong Hydropower

Supporters of a controversial dam in one of Asia's poorest countries say it will bring huge economic benefits. Critics say it could threaten fisheries and rice cultivation, threatening the livelihoods of millions.
In Laos, A Tale of Two Dams

In Laos, A Tale of Two Dams

The Nam Theun 2 dam has gotten high marks for how its social and environmental impact was managed. The story of the Xayaburi dam, however, appears to be following a different course – one that critics say could accelerate the deterioration of one of the world’s most productive rivers.
In Laos, A Tale of Two Dams

In Laos, A Tale of Two Dams

The Nam Theun 2 dam has gotten high marks for how its social and environmental impact was managed. The story of the Xayaburi dam, however, appears to be following a different course – one that critics say could accelerate the deterioration of one of the world’s most productive rivers.
A Coffee Renaissance in Laos

A Coffee Renaissance in Laos

Southern Laos’ coffee fields were devastated by war. Now, farmers are nursing them back to health so they can once again produce world-class beans.
Laos' Mekong Makeover

Laos’ Mekong Makeover

Laos is among the poorest and least developed countries in Asia, and its communist government contends that hydropower, along with revenues generated from exporting it, can underwrite much of the country's progress. However, environmentalists warn that Laos' nine proposed mainstream dams could be environmentally devastating.
Experience the Gibbon in Laos

Experience the Gibbon in Laos

If the Swiss family Robinson were beamed down to northern Laos, they might have come up with something like the Gibbon Experience. Guests live and sleep high in the jungle canopy, and spend the days searching for the elusive black crested gibbon.