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Roengrit Kongmuang / HaRDstories

Loei’s lingering wounds: How a Thai village repairs the scars of a toxic mine

For resisting a gold mine that poisoned their lands, a community in northeastern Thailand was lionised by the press as an example of a David-versus-Goliath fight. But years later, the villagers are still struggling to revive the lands – now without the compensation that they were lawfully entitled to.
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Luke Duggleby/HaRDstories
Amid mounting concerns over the credibility of Environmental Impact Assessments in Thailand, a coalition of communities in four northern river basins has filed a lawsuit against the massive Yuam water diversion project.
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Peerapon Boonyakiat/HaRDstories
Four park rangers have been acquitted, while the former national park chief is sentenced to prison in connection with the disappearance of the prominent Karen activist, leaving a trail of unanswered questions. For the family, the quest for justice continues.
As Thailand’s largest gold mine reopens, affected locals await justice in this year’s class action lawsuit.
A Thai court has ruled that a local provision allowing for the construction of a waste-to-energy plant near a Saraburi community does not violate the law, despite concerns from local residents.
As the Mekong River struggles with the devastating effects of upstream hydropower dams, river communities and scholars are leading a movement to shift our relationship with nature.
Photos courtesy of เหมืองแร่หนองบัว
Photos courtesy of เหมืองแร่หนองบัว
After three decades of conflict and four killings in the struggle to stop a stone mining company from excavating a local mountain, the Supreme Administrative Court ruled in favour of the Khao Lao Yai - Pha Chan Dai Community Forest Conservation Group.

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