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    Date to be fixed for rice cultivation

    News, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 16/04/2016

    » Authorities will next week assess when farmers will be able to grow rice as the first crop of this year after the government urged them to suspend second-crop rice farming from November to February due to the drought crisis.

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    Flying with the rainmaker

    Life, Pattramon Sukprasert, Published on 17/07/2015

    » The view above the clouds is spectacular, but this is not a leisurely flight. As the drought continues and as the water levels in dams and canals continue to decrease, Wg Cdr Maneepan Robchanachai flies his plane into the clouds, bringing hope to the land below.

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    Are dietary supplements safe?

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 05/07/2016

    » The Thai tropical plant ma mui, or Mucuna pruriens, was on the public radar last year after Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha urged farmers to grow them instead of rice to cope with drought. The herb recently made newspaper headline again when a 21-year-old woman in the southern province of Trang was found dead earlier this month after taking four capsules of ma mui supplements -- samples she received after becoming a member of a direct-sale business selling the supplement product.

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    The magic of ma mui

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 21/07/2015

    » The Thai tropical plant ma mui, or Mucuna pruriens, has suddenly come under the public spotlight radar after Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha earlier this month advised farmers to grow the herb instead of rice, especially during times of drought.

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    Consumer confidence index hits new low

    Online Reporters, Published on 06/08/2015

    » The consumer confidence index continues to slide, hitting a 14-month low in July due to lacklustre economic growth, struggling exports and drought.

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    The new black gold

    Guru, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 24/08/2018

    » Canadian Blake Dinkin is the creator and owner of the world's rarest and most expensive coffee, refined naturally by elephants — Black Ivory Coffee. Partnering with Ban Taklang in Surin and the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation, Dinkin produces "elephant dung coffee". However, production of Black Ivory Coffee provides valuable income for elephant care-giving families, as well as students who are taught how to wash and dry the coffee. The mission of Black Ivory Coffee is to take a negative situation, namely human-elephant conflict and turn it into a positive one by creating a luxury product that helps not hurts elephants, as Dinkin tells Guru.

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    Reckless development sows seeds of disaster

    News, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 09/08/2018

    » As monsoon rains have struck the Mekong region recently, some countries have been hit hard by flooding. These disasters reflect the fact that the region's development projects have not fully recognised climate change impacts and so lack plans to deal with them.

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    City 'struggling to stay afloat'

    News, AFP, Published on 03/09/2018

    » As Bangkok prepares to host climate-change talks, the sprawling city of more than 10 million is itself under siege from the environment, with dire forecasts warning it could be partially submerged in just over a decade.

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    Locals brace for brutal floods

    News, Published on 07/08/2018

    » As people in Phetchaburi brace for devastating floods tonight at around 10pm, after a massive volume of water was released from a major dam to the Phetchaburi River, residents were using sandbags and even cement to wall off the front of their homes and businesses Monday so as not to be inundated.

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    Droughts prompt reservoir plan

    News, Published on 27/06/2018

    » Phichit: Frequent droughts in Thap Khlo district have prompted local authorities to consider building a reservoir to supply water to more than 160,000 rai of farmland and feed 3,600 households living there.

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