Chapter 20: Korea and Southeast Asia

    • 2 May 2016

    Mekong River Dams

    Dams are rising all along the Mekong River. This is good for the people of Southeast Asia, who need the clean electricity. But it’s also seriously threatening—the undammed river provided fish and rice they need to survive. In this article, science writer Michelle Nijhuis gives an eyewitness account of this dilemma.
    • 2 May 2016

    Laos Finds New Life After the Bombs

    The United States dropped more than 2 million tons of bombs on Laos from 1964 to 1973 during the Vietnam War. That's equal to a planeload every eight minutes for nine years. Writer T.D. Allman asks, how does a country recover?