“We discovered that the contamination of heavy metals such as iron, copper and arsenic has increased in the Chindwin River due to waste disposal from gold mining operations,” said the Ministry of Transport’s Director-General.
Thousands of dead fish have washed up on the banks of the Taungthaman lake on two separate occasions over the past month, signalling a deeply unhealthy natural environment.
Environmental groups in Mandalay are fed up with the level of pollution in one of their biggest scenic spots – so they’ve taken matters into their own hands.
The increasing number of cars in Burma is causing severe traffic jams and congestion. Now experts are trying to find a solution to the traffic problem, which also addresses the environmental situation.
An alcohol manufacturer that belongs to the Myanmar Winery and Distillery Company has been accused by locals of polluting water supplies in Rangoon’s Shwepyitha township.
In the late 1980s Thailand embarked on an ambitious project to transform a popular stretch of coastline east of Bangkok into the country’s largest industrial estate. Ten years later however[…]
Work to begin on major nickel mine in northern Burma but environmentalists warn that lack of regulation will result in toxic consequences