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    Toward a plastics free world

    Life, Published on 04/09/2018

    » When a dry leaf sheath of a betel palm falls to the ground, it is hard, tough and worthless.

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    The ecologist within

    Life, Published on 28/08/2018

    » The chain may seem long, before a plastic bag in your hands ends up in the belly of a whale off Songkhla coast or somewhere further. But for conservation scientist and environmental campaigner Petch Manopawitr, the link between our daily consumption and the state of the environment is so direct it cannot be overlooked.

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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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    Paradise?

    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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    'The world is watching'

    Life, Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, Published on 05/04/2017

    » Come late afternoon, just before the close of day, Bang Ma-neng sets out to sea. As always, he will ready his fishing gear on his boat -- slice some pla too into small pieces to bait his hooks, cast his nets and longlines -- before settling in for the night.

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    Drought of understanding

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 25/11/2015

    » Today is Loy Krathong. People from all walks of life will be celebrating this beautiful festival of lights with family and friends by floating their krathongs decorated with banana leaves, flowers, candles and incense sticks.

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    Smartening up modern farming

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 17/03/2015

    » 'In the future, I can see a farmer sitting at home, pressing buttons that guide a flock of drones to fly out over the fields," envisioned Asst Prof Teerakiat Kerdcharoen from the Department of Physics and Center of Nanoscience, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University.

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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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    Fuleco for the environment

    Life, Published on 04/07/2014

    » The Fifa World Cup is getting more exciting as it’s advancing to the quarter finals today and tomorrow.

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    Online activism for World Environment Day

    Life, Published on 04/06/2014

    » In this increasingly interconnected world of ours, social media plays an important role in raising awareness about worthwhile causes and World Environment Day, which falls tomorrow, is a good opportunity for you to have an impact on others by getting involved in various Facebook-linked activities.

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