Thai villagers to fight Lao Mekong dam in court

AlertNet: The inhabitants of Ban Pak Ing Tai, a leafy village in Thailand's far north nestled between the mighty Mekong River and one of its tributaries, know only too well what dams can do. This used to be a fishing village but nowadays local men are more likely to be found toiling away in corn fields or working as labourers than out on their boats. They say vital sources of their food, water and livelihoods - from fish and riverweeds to seasonal wetlands for agriculture - are fast disappearing due......

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