Vanishing Mekong? Shifting tropical storms threaten a great river delt

Recent changes in the patterns of tropical storms are threatening the future of the Mekong River delta in Vietnam. This is one of the world’s great deltas. It is home to more than 20 million people and the rice that is grown on its fertile land underpins food security across South-East Asia.

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