Monday, November 14, 2016

Cambodia's villagers lose ground – literally – to Singapore's expansion

By Michele Penna, Contributor / October 21, 2016

A dredging boat dredges sand in the middle of Mekong River near Phnom Penh,
Cambodia, in March 2012.
Heng Sinith/AP/file

Singapore is buying tens of millions of tons of sand for its land reclamation projects. Their dredging is destroying Cambodia's coastal mangrove forests, and fishermen's livelihoods with them. But the villagers are pushing back.

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