Coconuts Yangon Environment

The environment is an important issue in Myanmar and one to watch closely. Like other countries in Southeast Asia, Myanmar is at risk of deforestation even as the government has tried to stop exporting timber in recent years to stem the tide. The planned construction of major dam projects also has observers concerned about environmental impact in different states. Many areas rich in minerals and gems such as jade and ruby are a source for environmental damage, labor abuse and conflict.

NASA pioneers malaria-predicting technology in Myanmar

NASA is developing a new technique to forecast malaria outbreaks in Myanmar from space, as the emergence of new drug-resistant strains in Southeast Asia threatens efforts to wipe out the deadly disease globally. The goal of worldwide malaria...


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