Mekong Delta - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Mekong Delta


El Niño dries up Asia as its stormy sister La Niña looms

Apr 29, 2016 - 4:15 PM

The regional fever is expected to break by mid year but fears are growing that an equally forceful La Niña will follow

DROUGHT. A photo made available on April 1, 2016 shows Thai villagers walking on drought-parched land near the dried up Phayao Lake in Phayao province, northern Thailand, March 29, 2016. Thailand is facing a water shortage caused by the worst drought in decades, exacerbated by the El Nino weather phenomenon and combined with seasonal hot weather. File photo by Chaichan Chaimun/EPA

Vietnam architect's low-cost house is also typhoon-proof

Jan 25, 2015 - 2:05 PM

While these houses cost less than 4 000 and could be built by five people in three hours they don t look cheap says its brainchild Vo Trong Nghia

AFFORDABLE BUT SUSTAINABLE. Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia is the brainchild behind the design of S-House. Photo courtesy of Hiroyuki Oki, Photographer

Hunch-bat, Zorro snake among new Mekong species

Jun 05, 2014 - 8:20 PM

Southeast Asia has a higher proportion of threatened terrestrial mammal species than any other region on earth says World Wide Fund for Nature expert Thomas Gray

NEW SPECIES. A handout photo by the WWF shows a discovered Laotian rock rat at an unidentified place. Over a thousand new species, including the world's largest huntsman spider and the Laotian rock rat, have been discovered in the Greater Mekong Region of Southeast Asia within a decade. Photo from EPA/ WWF