Thabyaw lake in Mandalay division is being contaminated from pesticides and overuse, causing the villagers to contract diseases such as hepatitis.
More than 100 farmers in Irrawaddy division say they will take legal action against a local fishery company, claiming the firm’s operations cause extensive flooding to their farmland.
Residents from 23 villages in southern Shan state, who have been relocated to make way for the Upper Paunglaung Dam project, have urged the government to keep its promise in providing them with compensation and basic facilities in their new location.
Once again, tensions peak at the Latpadaung mining project after officials begin to fence off farmland that falls within the project zone.
More than 2,000 residents of Kale in Sagaing division have been evacuated as houses are swept away by the current.
Religious minister pledges not to destroy a revered Buddhist site at the Latpadaung copper mine.
A Chinese company delivered 19 dredgers to Burma on Saturday to help improve the country’s waterways.
Villages in Mon, Karen and Shan states inundated after days of monsoon rains while in Pegu some 600 residents are evacuated into monasteries and shelters.
The Irrawaddy Dolphins are being threatened with extinction by the practice of “electrofishing”, which provides high yields for individual fishers at the expense of the natural environment.
A petition campaign led by the RNDP has been launched in Arakan state calling for an equitable distribution of benefits from the region’s natural resources.