Laos

Environment

The quest for the 'Asian unicorn'

The saola, nicknamed the Asian unicorn, has been known to Western science for only about 20 years. Its habits and way of life are still mysteries. But one thing about it is clear: It’s living on the verge of extinction.

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Science, Tech & Environment

Laos' sticky situation

The Laos government has set a goal to reforest their nation. Now, scientists are working with farmers to produce profitable harvests by finding higher yielding varieties of the rice that Laotians prefer - sticky rice. On Living on Earth.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For our Geo Quiz today we asked you to name the countries in the world with 4 letters. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with author David Jenkin about his travels in Oman, Togo, Peru, Mali, Laos, Chad, Cuba, Fiji, Iran, and Iraq. Jenkins wrote the book, "The Four Letter Countries: The Zany Adventures of the Alphabet Traveller."

Global Politics

Unexploded bombs in Laos

Many people in rural Laos try to make a living by collecting and selling scrap metal they find in the jungle. But much of that scrap metal comes from unexploded bombs left over from the Vietnam War. Reporter Mary Stucky has the story.

Arts, Culture & Media

Alexandra Bounxouei

Alexandra Bounxouei is a teen idol in Laos. She's young and vivacious, with a legion of fans at home and around the world. She's also a classically trained violinist. Mary Stucky has the story of the 'Lao Princess of Pop.'

Global Politics

New stock exchange

The world's newest stock exchange has opened for business; there are some new investment opportunities ? and an opportunity for you to have a go at today's Geo Quiz. This securities exchange happens to be in one of the poorest countries in southeast Asia.

Laos' Sticky Situation

Rice farmers in Laos are reducing their field acreage as the federal government sets a goal to reforest the nation. Farmers are working with scientists to grow a more profitable and higher yielding variety of rice- sticky rice.

The Battery of Southeast Asia

The small country Laos wants to pay for development by building dams and selling the power generated by the Mekong River. But many environmental groups fear dams will devastate Laos' unique biodiversity.