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Threat of air pollution, climate change
Oped, Published on 10/06/2023
» In some parts of the world, air pollution is called an "invisible killer" because it cannot be seen in the atmosphere but greatly impacts human health. Unfortunately, levels of air pollution in Thailand are often so far in excess of World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines to protect health that the invisible killer is recognisable across urban and rural landscapes. At least 40,000 premature deaths occur in Thailand every year due to air pollution exposure and the respiratory, cardiovascular, lung cancer, and other diseases it causes, making it arguably the single greatest environmental threat to the health and well-being of Thailand's population.
Toxic smoke dissipates over northeastern US
AFP, Published on 09/06/2023
» WASHINGTON - Residents of northeastern United States were breathing more easily Friday as smoke from Canadian fires gradually cleared after blanketing several cities in a noxious haze this week.
Smoke from Canadian wildfires cloaks eastern US with haze
AFP, Published on 09/06/2023
» WASHINGTON: Smoke from Canadian wildfires shrouded US cities in a noxious haze again Thursday, delaying flights and disrupting outdoor events in what President Joe Biden called a "stark reminder" of climate change.
Get tough on plastics
News, Editorial, Published on 24/05/2023
» As the nation marked World Turtle Day on Tuesday, the caretaker administration made the decision to send Thai delegates to take part in the drafting of an international treaty to regulate the plastic industry, which will take place in Paris later this month.
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A monument of emptiness and embarrassment
Life, Apinan Poshyananda, Published on 15/05/2023
» On Thiam Ruam Mit Road, Huai Khwang, a huge and empty building with a triangular façade has stood for years. A big plaque on the lawn in Thai translates to The National Gallery of Art. With no activities inside, people are left wondering when it will open. Is it true that there are plans to convert it into mixed-use spaces instead of a display of national treasures of modern and contemporary Thai art?
Asean's fight on haze needs rethink
News, Published on 08/05/2023
» Recent land and forest fires have brought haze back after several years of relatively clear skies, which coincided with Covid-19 slowdowns.
'Safe' threshold cut 25%
News, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 05/05/2023
» The Pollution Control Department (PCD) said it will follow World Health Organization guidelines and reclassify the safe level for ultra-fine particulate matter (PM2.5) from 50 microgrammes per cubic metre (µg/m3) to 37.5 µg/m3 in a bid to curb dust pollution.
Temperatures soar, headaches rise
Life, Thana Boonlert, Published on 01/05/2023
» Like other early birds, Dao Dul, 35, goes on duty at first light. For her, time is literally money. Her office is not a well-built weather-proof skyscraper. It is a makeshift cart that provides affordable dishes to hundreds of community residents from dawn to dusk.
India to pass China this week as world's most populous nation: UN
AFP, Published on 24/04/2023
» UNITED NATIONS (UNITED STATES) - India will overtake China as the world's most populous country in the coming week, hitting almost 1.43 billion people, the United Nations said Monday.
It's a lean green machine
News, Pratch Rujivanarom, Published on 23/04/2023
» Natural resources and the environment is one topic in which parties are competing to win support from voters in the general election next month. Almost every party has announced policy proposals to protect people from environmental harm and promote a clean and sustainable development.
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