It is no wonder, then, that the environment tends to get short shrift, what with lakes being eliminated to allow the building of high-rises, forested land being devastated by loggers and teachers being underpaid. The list is long, and the foregoing items barely scratch the surface.
Air pollution is way down any list. The streets of Phnom Penh are clogged with a constantly rising number of motos, tuk-tuks and the elite’s SUVs (most of the last mysteriously black), all of them spewing stuff that no one ought breathe. Continue reading