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THAILAND

Cannabis backers urge minister not to turn back clock

Published on 16/05/2024

» Dozens of cannabis advocates urged the government on Thursday to abandon its plans to relist marijuana as an illegal narcotic, a week after it announced a dramatic policy U-turn just two years after decriminalising it.

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THAILAND

School classes ‘can go online’

Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 15/05/2024

» The new school term, which starts on Thursday, could proceed with online classes if health threats to students arise, including the spread of Covid-19, excessive heat or high levels of air pollution, the government says.

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OPINION

Misplaced blame?

Oped, Postbag, Published on 15/05/2024

» Re: "Clean air comes before animal feed", (Editorial, May 12).

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THAILAND

Traceability Tech Helps Combat Dust Pollution

Published on 13/05/2024

» Bangkok Produce Merchandising Public Company Limited, a sustainable supplier of feed corn to Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited (CP Foods), operates a Traceability Operations Room equipped with real-time satellite imagery data to identify and monitor hotspots in corn plantation plots daily. The aim is to eliminate crop burning within its corn supply chain, ensuring that the company sources feed raw material from areas committed to zero-burn practices. This endeavour aligns with the government's efforts to combat PM 2.5 pollution.

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OPINION

Clean air comes before animal feed

Published on 12/05/2024

» As toxic smog chokes the country without signs of clearing, the government aims to become the world’s top exporter of animal feed. This is a slap in the face of the populace because they have been suffering from the industry’s harmful effects on health and the environment for over two decades.

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THAILAND

Hazardous smog chokes North, world’s 4th worst level in Chiang Mai

Online Reporters, Published on 06/05/2024

» Most provinces in the North were blanketed with dangerous red-coded levels of PM2.5 on Monday morning, with Chiang Mai rated the city with the fourth worst air pollution in the entire world.

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INVESTMENT

PM: Investment key to high-income economy

Aekarach Sattaburuth, Published on 03/05/2024

» The government aims to develop Thailand into a high-income economy through foreign investment and a raft of projects that will improve people’s quality of life, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin said on Friday.

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GENERAL

Heat melts income of outdoor venues

Business, Published on 03/05/2024

» Outdoor tourism attractions have been hampered by the unrelenting heat as tourists stay indoors, while the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is preparing to promote early morning and evening tourism to stabilise the market.

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THAILAND

Menace of toxic waste lingers on

Published on 29/04/2024

» Recent blazes in hazardous waste storage plants in Rayong and Ayutthaya, and smuggling of cadmium tailings from Tak to several provinces in Thailand have raised questions about hazardous waste management.

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THAILAND

Chiang Mai prepares for PM2.5 'disaster areas'

News, Panumate Tanraksa, Published on 11/04/2024

» Chiang Mai will declare a disaster relief area for emergency assistance if any area experiences a PM2.5 dust pollution crisis of Level 2 or higher, according to provincial governor Nirat Phongsitthithawon.