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In Vietnam's Mekong Delta, sand mining means lost homes and fortunes

Residents of the Mekong Delta are seeing houses tumble into rivers and livelihoods disappear due to erosion driven by sand mining
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<p>Taken in 2015, this image shows one of the last Irrawaddy dolphins in the Mekong’s Chheu Teal pool on the Laos-Cambodia border. The species is now extinct in this part of the river, with fewer than 90 adults surviving downstream in Cambodia. (Image © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom)</p>
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Cambodia strives to protect the Mekong’s last dolphins

With the death of the last Irrawaddy dolphin on the border with Laos, the few remaining in Cambodia’s deep river pools face a multitude of threats

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Life in the shadow of a cement plant in Kazakhstan

Local residents and activists say that the Gezhouba Shieli cement plant, part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, is polluting the air, water and soil of a village less than a kilometre away

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The Third Pole is a multilingual platform dedicated to promoting information and discussion about the Himalayan watershed and the rivers that originate there.

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China Dialogue is an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting a common understanding of China’s environmental challenges.

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Diálogo Chino is the only independent journalism platform dedicated to better understanding the China-Latin America relationship and its sustainable development challenges

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