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  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Massive effort to douse forest fires sees progress

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 20/08/2012

    » Short-term, the forest fires ravaging parts of Nakhon Si Thammarat province should be under control within days. Longer-term, the situation is less clear.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Chiang Rai forest fires

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 08/03/2011

    » With villages blanketed by a haze, air-borne particles cause respiratory problems. Precautions are being taken.

  • WORLD

    Extreme heat grips N. Hemisphere on summer solstice

    Published on 21/06/2017

    » SINGAPORE -- Extreme heat across large tracts of the Northern Hemisphere raised fears for crops in China, fuelled forest fires in Portugal and Russia's Far East, forced flight cancellations in the Southwest US, and melted tarmac on roads in Britain.

  • THAILAND

    Unhealthy haze worsens in Phuket

    Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 07/10/2015

    » Haze generated by smoke from Indonesian forest fires eased in Thailand’s southernmost provinces Wednesday even as it worsened in Phuket, the Pollution Control Department said.

  • THAILAND

    Getting to the root of the problem

    News, Sanitsuda Ekachai, Published on 21/07/2018

    » In search of a solution to deforestation and the persisting rights conflicts between Thai forest dwellers and state authorities? Meet Sant Khamkhum. This owner of a small farm in northern Uttaradit province believes he has the answer to one of the country's biggest problems.

  • OPINION

    Hiding the truth

    News, Postbag, Published on 20/09/2019

    » Re: "Stop blaming others", (PostBag, Sept 19). Well said, Darius Hober. The worst possible solution to the threats posed by false statements would be to entrust the truth to the state, or to any other sole institution.

  • TRAVEL

    Once in a lifetime

    B Magazine, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 07/04/2019

    » The sky in Mae Hong Son was grey with haze, blanketing the province day and night. The smell from forest fires and the open-air burning of farm waste hurt the nose. The polluted air hurt the eyes. But the ongoing air crisis couldn't ruin the celebratory spirit of Ban Pha Bong community as it hosted Poi Sang Long, the annual mass novice ordination ceremony of the Tai Yai ethnic group.

  • THAILAND

    Firefighters mobilised to battle huge swamp blaze

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 02/08/2019

    » The National Resources and Environment Ministry has ordered firefighters from national parks across Thailand to help battle a huge fire raging through the Kuan Kreng peat swamp forest, which is rapidly drying up, in Nakhon Si Thammarat.

  • BUSINESS

    Asia's century, China's year

    Asia focus, Published on 30/12/2019

    » Way back when 1999 was winding down, pundits were telling us that the Asian Century was about to dawn. That prediction has not yet been fully realised, but few would disagree that 2019 belonged to China. Over the past 12 months, the top headlines have been about the bruising trade war with America, defiant protests in Hong Kong against Beijing's tightening grip, and the rise of a surveillance state that is herding hundreds of thousands into "re-education" camps on its western fringes. Below, the Asia Focus team looks back on a busy and sometimes troubling 2019.

  • EASY NEWS

    Haze returns to the North

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 27/02/2012

    » Once again the air in Thailand's northern provinces is full of haze, caused by hot, dry weather, forest fires and, most importantly, the burning of fields.

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