If built, the Areng dam would be located on the edge of the Central Cardamom Protected Forest, a “biodiversity hotspot” that is home to some of Cambodia's largest mammal species. But Cambodia needs more sources of renewable energy, according to a recent report from the United Nations.
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It takes water to create energy, and energy to move water. The extent to which these two modern-life giving forces are interwoven is rarely considered. A new report lays out the significance of this relationship, and the precariousness of it in the face of population growth and climate change.