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It is harvesting time in the fertile Ayeyarwady river basin, which means that the majority of able-bodied men and women in this village are busy in the paddy fields.

Read more: Ayeyarwady Paddy Farmers Step Up Productivity with Smart Farming Methods

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YANGON - The population of Myanmar is being urged to lend a hand in preparing the country for climate change.

Read more: Rallying call in Myanmar to meet growing climate threats

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Candles are seen in front of a sign of the Rangoon Division Electricity Distribution office during a protest against the government’s decision to increase electricity prices, November 7, 2013. (Photo: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters)

Villagers in Ayeyarwady Region, Mon State and elsewhere across Myanmar are refusing to accept plans for power projects in their neighborhoods, fearful pollution will harm their health, farms and fisheries. Evidence from around the world, including China, India and Thailand, suggests they are right to be worried.

Read more: Keeping it Clean: Renewable Energy a Better Way for Myanmar

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