Pink dolphins in the Amazon river are being killed to be used as bait. The pink dolphin population could collapse, scientists say, if this practice continues.
A journalist’s coverage of the May 2008 tropical cyclone that killed more than 100,000 Burmese offers the best available picture of contemporary life in Burma.
In Burma (Myanmar), once the world's leading rice exporter, indebted farmers are losing their land or cannot afford quality seeds. More aid and credit are available these days, but not nearly enough, say development experts.
Millions still need her. But her release should not be the focal point of US policy toward the junta.
A survey by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the UN, and the Burmese government finds that most of the hardest-hit villages have received some emergency aid. But many people are living hand-to-mouth and have limited access to clean water.
Authorities have ordered Asian doctors in the cyclone-hit south home. The urgent need is for volunteers who bring basic care to far-flung villages, some aid workers say.