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    Life, Published on 05/06/2018

    » Leaves sway, sand sparkles as the Sun shines brightly over the blue-green water. The 300m-long white beach of Maya Bay looks quiet and serene. It's a strange sight: Not a single visitor in sight, not a sign or noise from the long-tail or speedboats that usually dump hordes of tourists on the curved beach.

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    Nissan shortlists Thailand for EV facility

    Business, Piyachart Maikaew, Published on 08/01/2018

    » Japanese car maker Nissan Motor Co has shortlisted Thailand as a key candidate for its EV manufacturing facility in Asia-Pacific, even as the local market for electric vehicles (EV) remains tepid.

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    Professor rallies to save sea life

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 18/03/2015

    » When Asst Prof Thon Thamrongnawasawat comes out to speak, you know that marine life is in clear and present danger.

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    Long road to a cleaner land

    Business, Published on 31/07/2018

    » Recent media reports about plastic waste and marine animals harmed by pollution have raised eyebrows, but this begs the question as to whether consumer awareness of plastic use is also being addressed by big businesses that provide products laden with plastic materials.

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    Measures mulled for plastic waste

    Business, Wichit Chantanusornsiri, Published on 16/07/2018

    » A subcommittee tasked with plastic waste management wants to accelerate its schedule, with the goal of at least halving the use of plastic and foam in five years instead of 20.

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    EA confident in sealing energy deal

    Business, Published on 09/07/2018

    » SET-listed renewable energy firm Energy Absolute (EA) says it can sign partnership deals with 4-5 major local oil companies to help finance its 100-billion-baht, 50-gigawatt-hour energy storage facility in Chachoengsao Industrial Estate by the end of this year.

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    The time to combat plastic is now

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 02/07/2018

    » It comes as no surprise that Thailand is among five Asian countries -- together with China, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines -- that are responsible for more than half of the 8 million tonnes of plastic waste dumped into the world's oceans every year, according to a 2015 Ocean Conservancy Report. The people of Thailand use over 70 billion plastic bags a year.

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    Who's left holding the bag?

    Business, Published on 18/06/2018

    » From a mouth-watering serving of <i>som tam</i> to a simple can of Coke, plastic bags have earned a reputation as the primary container for food and other goods among Thais. Either consciously or unconsciously, plastic has become a decades-long addiction with complete disregard to the environment, as these bags are ubiquitous nationwide.

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    Laying waste to Thailand's bounty

    Business, Published on 11/06/2018

    » The old Thai saying of nai nam mee pla, nai na mee khao (fish in the waters, rice in the fields), which hails the country's abundance of food and natural resources, is barely applicable to modern-day Thailand, as decades of industrialisation and improper e-waste management have risked turning the Land of Smiles into a dumping ground for hazardous materials.

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    Trash-filled turtle highlights ocean crisis

    AFP, Published on 11/06/2018

    » Startling images of plastic shreds, rubber bands and other debris found jammed in the stomach of a green turtle in Chanthaburi have highlighted the crisis of waste-strewn seas following the widely publicised death of a whale this month.

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