By Simon Roughneen • Dec 18, 2019
In the third installment of our eight-week series looking at Cambodia in 2040, we examine how the next two decades will see the Kingdom's food production and farming face a mix of challenges posed by technology, drought and trade. How will a country so reliant on its agricultural sector manage to adapt and survive?
How environmental change is shaping Southeast Asia.
By Andrew Haffner • Dec 17, 2019
In 1991, National Geographic photographer Michael Yamashita traversed the length of the Mekong, from source to sea, in a groundbreaking trip documenting the communities for which the river was so central to life. Southeast Asia Globe sat down with Yamashita to reflect on his incredible journey almost three decades on, as well as hear his thoughts on the dams and environmental degradation blighting the river today
By Julija Veljkovic • Dec 16, 2019
As Phnom Penh’s construction sector booms, communities suffer as public recreational areas are sacrificed for never-ending new developments. In an economic environment where money trumps all, who will preserve vital green spaces for the capital's residents?
By Skylar Lindsay • Nov 21, 2019
Activists from the Sa-iab Village in northern Thailand have successfully campaigned against the construction of a dam for three decades. With hydropower dams springing up across Asia, what can local communities learn from their struggle?
Indonesia’s indigenous peoples
A forest community on Halmahera Island, North Maluku, is facing displacement by land-hungry businesses, threatening doomsday for a timeless hunter-gatherer lifestyle
By Andre Barahamin • Nov 14, 2019
When it comes to quick, clean and scalable solutions to Cambodia’s energy dreams, a recent surge in investment in solar power is promising a pathway to prosperity
By Paul Millar • Oct 31, 2019
Boeung Kak Lake
From our print archive: The flooding that inundated much of northern Phnom Penh has receded, but Lakeside residents now face a much greater threat
By Sam Campbell • Oct 24, 2019
Powering Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia’s growing economies have huge power generation needs, fuelling coal use across the region even as the rest of the world looks to greener methods
By Simon Roughneen • Oct 08, 2019
From our print archive: At first glance, Cambodia’s rainforests may seem bereft of wildlife, but a closer looks reveals a profusion of tiny and often unique creatures
By Jeremy Holden • Oct 04, 2019
Last year’s tragedies forced authorities to better prepare for the disasters that are inevitable across the seismically hyperactive, drought and flood-prone archipelago
By Simon Roughneen • Sep 27, 2019
Across the world, teenagers are striking to protest the climate crisis. We look at why the region's own stand against the fossil fuel industry is so important
By Andrew Haffner • Sep 19, 2019
With Jakarta steadily sinking, President Joko Widodo has announced that a new capital will be built on the island of Borneo. So how will the new city be different?
By Kate Walton • Sep 09, 2019