Millimeter-level satellite data has revealed that increased groundwater usage for tourism has not adversely impacted Cambodia’s historic Angkor Wat temple complex. 


Read more: For Angkor Wat, Climate Change Is Worse Than Tourists


Cambodian farmers need more climate resistant rice varieties. KT/Chor Sokunthea

The Philippines-based International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has agreed to help Cambodia plant new high-yielding rice varieties that are also able to survive extreme climatic events.

Read more: Researchers seek new rice varieties


Flooded forests burning last year at the Prek Toal bird sanctuary in Battambang Province. Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon

Last year’s drought caused a nationwide crisis, with harvests ruined, forest fires raging and many rural families struggling to feed themselves. As experts take stock of the impact, news of another potential El Niño raises a question: Is Cambodia prepared for the next drought?

Read more: The new normal: facing climate change


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