June 27, 2014 / PBS NewsHour
Chris Berdik, Steve Sapienza
Tonle Sap Lake is one of the most productive freshwater ecosystems in the world. But overfishing, climate change and plans to build a hydropower dams could threaten the delicate ecosystem.
June 16, 2014 /
Tom Hundley
A new Pulitzer Center interactive map spotlights a remarkable success, and one that has gone under-reported — the extraordinary decline in the rate of child mortality.
June 11, 2014 / Virginia Quarterly Review
Chris Berdik, Steve Sapienza
Lake Tonle Sap, Cambodia’s “beating heart,” is threatened by the competing needs of a rapidly developing nation. Can a new kind of conservation save it?
June 10, 2014 / The New York Times
Chris Berdik, Steve Sapienza
What does the future hold for the Tonle Sap Lake, “Cambodia’s beating heart”?
June 10, 2014
Chris Berdik, Steve Sapienza
Reporter Chris Berdik introduces the lake Tonle Sap project from Cambodia.
February 28, 2014 / Untold Stories
Chris Berdik, Steve Sapienza
Hydropower promises much-needed power and development to Cambodia. But it's not without costs.
February 20, 2014 / Untold Stories
Chris Berdik, Steve Sapienza
As population around the lake grows, Tonle Sap fishermen face an uncertain future.
February 17, 2014 / Untold Stories
Melisa Goss
By teaching farmers new tricks of the trade and equipping them with microloans, NGOs in Cambodia are creating economic stability — a proactive way to stop human trafficking before it starts.
February 13, 2014 / Untold Stories
Melisa Goss
Cambodia is a land of contrasts—a country of ancient temples and great natural beauty, but also one where poverty and political instability have led to high rates of human trafficking.
February 11, 2014 / Untold Stories
Chris Berdik
The medieval kingdom of Angkor on the shores of Lake Tonle Sap grew in wealth and power by controlling the water, until it all went wrong. What can be learned from this vanished world? A lot.
February 11, 2014 / Untold Stories
Chris Berdik
Dealing with any one of the many threats to Tonle Sap would be daunting. The only real solution may be to take them all on at once.
Image by Chris Berdik. Cambodia, 2013.
February 11, 2014
Chris Berdik, Steve Sapienza
For centuries, the flood pulse of this lake has fed a nation and nurtured incredible biodiversity. With a changing climate and scores of dams planned upstream on the Mekong, can it survive?
January 30, 2014 / PRI's The World
Joanne Silberner
Starvation four decades ago in Cambodia and 70 years ago in the Netherlands appear to have long-term health consequences.

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