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Laos' baseline temperature throughout the country and the annual rainfall are both predicted to increase in the next several decades.1 Currently, 75% of Laosâ' population consists of subsistence farmers, and as the climate becomes more unpredictable it will negatively affect the farmers who rely on agriculture to support themselves and their families.2, 3 Additionally, in mountainous areas of the country, the risk of flash floods is increasing.4 Due to rampant illegal logging, Laos has transformed from a net carbon sink to a net emitter of greenhouse gases, which is reported to exacerbate the effects of climate change on the country.5

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1 http://www.gcca.eu/national-programmes/asia/gcca-lao-pdr
2 Ibid
3 http://www.heritage.org/index/country/laos?ac=1
4 http://www.gcca.eu/national-programmes/asia/gcca-lao-pdr
5 Ibid
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Laos News

Gisborne Herald 
The flowers at Pha Tad Ke gardens, the first botanical gardens to be established in Laos, were so lush and exuberant, they looked artificial . . . but they were all 100 percent genuine, I can assure you. The gardens were founded by Dutchman Rik Gadella ... See more..
The Diplomat 
This was the civil war in Laos, which saw the rise of Hmong soldiers fighting the rising tide of communism in their country. Unknown to some Lao soldiers at the time, the combat strategy and logistics of their government were being directly handled and ... See more..
The Cambodia Daily 
Cambodia's highest academic institution, the Royal Academy of Cambodia, intends to publish a book on the ongoing creation of the border between Laos and ... See more..
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ESPN FC (blog) 
Singapore retain a slim chance of making the semifinals of the 2017 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games after securing a 2-0 victory over Laos in their third Group A game at Selayang Stadium, near Kuala Lumpur, on Friday. Successive defeats to Myanmar and ... See more..
Aljazeera.com 
Cambodia and Laos reached an agreement for Lao soldiers to pull back from their shared border, easing the threat of a military confrontation. The announcement came after Prime Minister Hun Sen flew to Vientiane on Saturday to hold urgent talks with Lao ... See more..
CNN 
"Elephants mean so much to the people of Laos, but with the low numbers, some kids here never even see an elephant," Michael Vogler, who in 2016 co-founded MandaLao, tells CNN. "A lot of people don't realize how desperate and dire the situation is." ... See more..
Aljazeera.com 
Hun Sen said on Friday that about 30 Laos soldiers crossed into Cambodian territory in April in northern Stung Treng province despite repeated requests by his government for them to leave the area. He said he had been in touch with the government of Laos. See more..
The Diplomat 
Hun Sen's moves – from the weakening of ASEAN's South China Sea position to the fuss over border issues with Laos – are a reminder that the regional organization still has a lot of work to do in these respects. To be sure, it is not all for Hun Sen ... See more..
The Straits Times 
VIENTIANE (VIENTIANE TIMES/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Many people in Laos heaved a sigh of relief - perhaps also in Cambodia - after Prime Minister ... See more..
ESPN FC (blog) 
They will now need to beat Laos on Friday, and Brunei on Aug. 23 in their final two group games, and hope that either Malaysia or Myanmar lose their remaining matches, for a slim chance of progressing to the last four. Richard Tardy's men will need to ... See more..
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Geography

Southeastern Asia, northeast of Thailand, west of Vietnam
Area

Total 236,800 sq km
Land 230,800 sq km
Water 6,000 sq km

Climate

tropical monsoon; rainy season (May to November); dry season (December to April)
Natural Resources

timber, hydropower, gypsum, tin, gold, gemstones ;
Natural Hazards

floods, droughts
Current Environmental Issues

unexploded ordnance; deforestation; soil erosion; most of the population does not have access to potable water

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Nationality
Lao or Laotian
Population
6,695,166 (July 2013 est.)
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The government of Laos, one of the few remaining one-party communist states, began decentralizing control and encouraging private enterprise in 1986. The results, starting from an extremely low base, were striking - growth averaged 6% per year from 1988-2008 except during the short-lived drop caused by the Asian financial crisis that began in 1997. Laos' growth exceeded 7% per year during 2008-12. Despite this high growth rate, Laos remains a country with an underdeveloped infrastructure, particularly in rural areas. It has a basic, but improving, road system, and limited external and internal land-line telecommunications. Electricity is available 75% of the ...See More country. Laos' economy is heavily dependent on capital-intensive natural resource exports. The labor force, however, still relies on agriculture, dominated by rice cultivation in lowland areas, which accounts for about 30% of GDP and 75% of total employment. Economic growth has reduced official poverty rates from 46% in 1992 to 26% in 2010. The economy also has benefited from high-profile foreign direct investment in hydropower, copper and gold mining, logging, and construction though some projects in these industries have drawn criticism for their environmental impacts. Laos gained Normal Trade Relations status with the US in 2004. On the fiscal side, Laos initiated a VAT tax system in 2010. Simplified investment procedures and expanded bank credits for small farmers and small entrepreneurs will improve Laos'' economic prospects. The government appears committed to raising the country''s profile among investors, opening the country''s first stock exchange in 2011 and participating in regional economic cooperation initiatives. Laos was admitted to the WTO in 2012. The World Bank has declared that Laos'' goal of graduating from the UN Development Program''s list of least-developed countries by 2020 is achievable. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$19.52 billion (2012 est.); $18.02 billion (2011 est.); $16.68 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

25.9% of GDP (2012 est.); 25% of GDP (2011 est.); 24.7% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

sweet potatoes, vegetables, corn, coffee, sugarcane, tobacco, cotton, tea, peanuts, rice; cassava (manioc), water buffalo, pigs, cattle, poultry
Industries

mining (copper, tin, gold, and gypsum); timber, electric power, agricultural processing, rubber, construction, garments, cement, tourism