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Food security in Cambodia faces threat due to hydropower

Food security in Cambodia faces threat due to hydropower

Science
May 31 (UPI) -- New dams for hydroelectricity are altering Cambodia's Mekong River, and could threaten fish migration, livelihoods and regional food security -- and the predictable seasonal patterns that farmers and anglers depend on. A new paper from the University of Illinois and Iowa State University, published this month in the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, suggests officials partner with locals, who have a deep knowledge of the river, to address the problem. Their knowledge, along with technical and scientific findings, is important for developing effective strategies to adapt to the changing flows and uses of the river. "Due to years of civil wars that destroyed infrastructure and hindered modernization, only a little more than half of the Cambodian population has access ...
Australian filmmaker jailed for espionage in Cambodia pleads for release

Australian filmmaker jailed for espionage in Cambodia pleads for release

World
Jan. 11 (UPI) -- An Australian filmmaker detained in Cambodia on espionage charges is pleading for release after more than seven months behind bars.James Ricketson, 68, was in court in Phnom Penh this week to appeal two prior rejections of bail requests. He has been detained since June, when police arrested the documentary filmmaker after he flew a camera-equipped drone over anti-government protesters."I've just been beaten up by the police at Prey Sar prison. There's no evidence that I've done anything wrong," he told reporters, according to the Phnom Penh Post. "We're transported in a tin can -- with no water, no air conditioning. This is the kind of torture that's inflicted on you whether you're innocent or guilty."Ricketson faces 10 years for "receiving or collecting information, proce...