In the 1970s, the Khmer Rouge profited from mining precious stones in Cambodia. Now a new generation of miners is hoping to breathe life into the country's gemstone industry.
A deadly landslide has engulfed more than 50 jade miners in northern Myanmar. The loosely regulated jade industry earns major mining companies billions of dollars a year but leaves individual miners impoverished.
Gemstones and precious metals are pretty, and pretty useful, too. Cobalt, silver, diamonds...everywhere you look.
The Mekong River is a lifeline to many communities in Southeast Asia. But an ongoing drought and dozens of hydroelectric power plants are lowering water levels and damaging a fragile ecosystem.
As investment in hydropower and construction projects ramp up, ecosystems and communities along Southeast Asia's longest river are paying the price.
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