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$17 Billion Project Proposes Changing Course of Asia's Mekong River

Since time immemorial, the mighty Mekong River has meandered through the nations of Southeast Asia, making its way south from China's Tibetan plateau until it spills into the South China Sea, some 4,000 kilometers away. But for the past few years, fishing communities along its banks have complained that fish stocks are drying up, and many blame construction projects underway upstream. The iconic waterway — among the world's longest — is seeing unprecedented change. Huge...

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