Laos sees big fish as small price to pay for hydropower

Guardian: Despite the risks to the world's biggest freshwater fish, Laos has rejected calls for a dam moratorium on the lower reaches of the Mekong because it wants cheap power to develop its economy. The south-east Asian nation moved this week to secure regional approval for the first major hydropower plant on its stretch of the river in the face of protests from international conservation groups. Catfish the length of cars and stingrays that weigh more than tigers are threatened by the ......

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