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Conservation of Inle Lake running out of time?

When the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in June 2015 designated Inle Lake as Myanmar’s first Biosphere Reserve under the framework...

Flooding Displaces More Than 200 People, Damages Paddy Fields in Lashio

Those fleeing rising water levels in northern Shan State are seeking refuge in local monasteries and with relatives. More than 200 people have been forced...

Ethnic customary law in the light of land confiscation

On July 17, Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on the government for compensation of illegally confiscated land, and urged to enact laws to protect...

Following Heavy Rains, Lashio Man Swept Away in Stream Still Missing

The man had attempted to drive across a bridge inundated with water. A Lashio man who was swept away by rising waters as he attempted...

Mong Hpyak Locals to Petition Union Govt to Halt Australian Gold Mining Venture

Eastern Shan State residents have opposed the project since meeting company reps last year, saying it will destroy 140,000 acres of paddy fields. Residents of...

Genetically Modified Organism: Where Myanmar stands

Lately, a piece of news came up in the local press on the much talked about and debated genetically modified organism (GMO) issue in...

Air pollution from Hsipaw coalmine affecting health

Residents in the northern Shan State township of Hsipaw have been struck by respiratory ailments and other health issues, including 10 cases of tuberculosis...

Coalmine has no impact, says natural resources minister

Burma’s Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation Ohn Win told parliament on Wednesday that a controversial coalmining project in Mong Kung Township, southern...

Coalmine companies refuse to withdraw from Mong Kung

The Pyae Aung Hein and Hein Mitter companies are continuing their coal-mining operations in Mong Kung, despite an agreement to move out of the...

RCSS/SSA listens to villagers’ opposition to Mong Kung coal mines

Representatives of the Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) sat for a meeting yesterday with local residents in Mong Kung Township to...

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