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Business booming for the dog smugglers of the Mekongupdated: Tue Jan 24 2012 22:07:00

Chinese New Year is a dangerous time for pet dogs in Thailand.

Four nations launch joint Mekong patrolsupdated: Mon Dec 12 2011 02:27:00

International shipping services have returned to the Mekong River, one of the region's busiest trade routes, as four nations launch a joint patrol to secure the waterway.

The anti-Christmas travel planupdated: Fri Dec 09 2011 10:07:00

Your grown-up kids aren't coming home for Christmas. They're all married, and it's the in-laws' turn to host dinner in another state. Or your divorce is finally final, and your ex has the kids this year. Yes, you can celebrate a few days later, but what do you do on Christmas?

A Christmas light proposalupdated: Fri Dec 09 2011 10:07:00

One Oklahoma man uses an annual Christmas light tradition to propose.

Chinese sailors slain in 'gruesome' Mekong River murders updated: Mon Oct 10 2011 03:26:00

At least 12 Chinese sailors have been killed after their cargo ships were attacked on the Mekong River in the northern Thai province of Chiang Rai, the Chinese Foreign Ministry in Yunnan Province has said.

Scientists discover unknown lizard species at lunch buffetupdated: Wed Nov 10 2010 19:00:00

It may be an old menu standby to Vietnamese diners, but it's turned into a smorgasbord of discovery for scientists.

Professor's lizard discovery in Vietnamupdated: Wed Nov 10 2010 19:00:00

Professor Lee Grismer discusses what he went through to document a new all-female lizard species in Vietnam.

The ins and outs of river cruisingupdated: Wed Oct 06 2010 11:29:00

If you love big-ship cruising but crave a more intimate experience, then the small boats plying the rivers of Europe -- and beyond -- are just the ticket. Budget Travel's Trip Coach answers readers' top questions about river cruising:

Drought grips parts of China, Southeast Asia amid dam concernsupdated: Wed Apr 07 2010 04:50:00

Dams have dried up in southwest China, Thai fishermen have almost completely stopped their fishery activities on the Mekong River, and nearly half of northern Vietnam's farmland is under threat because of a regional drought.

Bird-eating frog among 163 new species found in Mekong regionupdated: Tue Sep 29 2009 03:34:00

A frog that eats birds and a gecko with leopard stripes are among the 163 new species discovered last year in the Greater Mekong region of southeast Asia, according to a report by the World Wildlife Fund.

Groups: Mekong faces 'devastating' threat from proposed damsupdated: Fri Jun 19 2009 01:25:00

It is the life blood for tens of millions of people -- but the mighty Mekong River in southeast Asia is now facing a "devastating" threat from not one, but 11 proposed dams.

Climate change may displace up to 200 millionupdated: Wed Jun 10 2009 10:49:00

A new kind of refugee is on the rise. And by 2050, there could be as many as 200 million of them.

Volunteer and you might find your soul mateupdated: Fri May 01 2009 16:32:00

If you're looking for love and not having much luck, maybe you could increase your success by getting a bit more passionate -- about helping others.

Mekong a 'treasure trove' of 1,000 newly discovered speciesupdated: Tue Dec 16 2008 18:53:00

A rat believed to be extinct for 11 million years, a spider with a foot-long legspan, and a hot pink cyanide-producing "dragon millipede" are among the thousand newly discovered species in the largely unexplored Mekong Delta region.

Cambodia's rare wildlifeupdated: Sun Aug 24 2008 22:58:00

CNN's Eunice Yoon gets a tour of rare wildlife found in Cambodia's Mekong River from conservationist David Emmett.

Keeping watch over the 'megafishes'updated: Sun Aug 24 2008 22:58:00

They might not be as cute as pandas but the threats facing the world's giant freshwater fish need to be taken just as seriously -- in fact more so, according to Dr. Zeb Hogan.

Protecting turtles in Asiaupdated: Mon Aug 04 2008 03:14:00

For this week's Eco Solutions show, the CNN team traveled up the Mekong River to discover how conservations groups have found innovative ways to protect the cantor soft shell turtle. Follow their journey in the photo gallery.

Yangtze dolphin is no dodoupdated: Wed Aug 29 2007 22:23:00

A Chinese man has videotaped a large white animal swimming in the Yangtze river which experts say is a dolphin species unique to China and feared extinct, the official Xinhua agency reported on Wednesday.

Fortune: Made in Vietnamupdated: Mon Dec 11 2006 00:01:00

On a humid afternoon on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City, monsoon-season thunderclouds release torrents of rain. Some of the 1,700 workers at the Danu Vina factory, who make Mickey Mouse and other...

Fortune: Made in Vietnamupdated: Mon Nov 20 2006 11:53:00

Late on a humid afternoon on the industrial outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City, as loudspeakers inside the gated compound of the Linh Trung Export Processing Zone play a melody releasing workers from th...

Surveillance could be pandemic plan's weak linkupdated: Wed Nov 09 2005 11:59:00

Somewhere in rural Asia, a bar-headed goose tramps through fields and puddles and makes itself comfortable inside the home of the farmer who owns her.

Fortune: Staying Calm Luang Prabang, in Laos, is Southeast Asia the way it used to be.updated: Mon Apr 17 2000 00:01:00

A group of six old women kneel in the middle of the street and chat amiably as the sun rises over Luang Prabang, a quiet town in central Laos. Their conversation stops when a rail-thin Buddhist mon...

Fortune: BET ON VIETNAM Compared with its neighbors, the country's a pearl. Cambodia is still a mess, Laos a backupdated: Mon Oct 05 1992 00:01:00

WHAT of Asia's basket cases -- the countries of the war-wracked region formerly known as Indochina, and repressive Burma, which now calls itself Myanmar? Put your money on Vietnam. Yes, Vietnam. Bu...

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