Flash floods and heavy monsoon rains have battered Laos, killing at least 20 people, washing away roads and damaging crops, a U.N. official said on Wednesday.

China is to improve efforts to guide and help domestic investors in shouldering corporate social responsibility and protecting the environment abroad, according to the Ministry of Commerce.

Dengue poses a substantial economic and disease burden in Southeast Asia (SEA). Quantifying this burden is critical to set policy priorities and disease-control strategies.

Several species of Asian birds are likely to lose their habitat due to climate change, says a research published in the journal Global Change Biology.

Climate change is threatening the survival of a number of Asian bird species, including those in India, a new study warns.

Thailand's second-largest building contractor, Ch Karnchang Pcl (CK), said construction work at the controversial $3.5 billion Xayaburi dam in Laos was pushing ahead and it was on schedule to be co

Vietnam urged Laos to halt construction of a $3.5 billion hydropower dam pending further study, environmental activists said on Friday after a meeting of the Mekong River Commission.

Vietnam urged Laos to halt construction of a $3.5 billion hydropower dam pending further study, environmental activists said on Friday after a meeting of the Mekong River Commission.

Dhaka has been ranked the top city in the world to face the highest climate change risks in the coming years.

Multinational companies operating in the Asian growth economies will be exposed to spiralling environmental risks over the coming decades, according to Maplecroft Climate Change and Environmental Risk Atlas 2013.

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