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  • NEWS

    Inflight hit survives carbon footprint ban

    News, Amornrat Mahitthirook, Published on 24/03/2015

    » Fried chicken and hot basil with a fried egg is responsible for more greenhouse gases than any other item served on Thai Airways International (THAI) aircraft, but the dish will remain on the in-flight menu because it is a longtime favourite, the airline says.

  • OPINION

    When values plummet

    News, Postbag, Published on 02/03/2018

    » The raison d'etre for the coup four years ago was to root out corruption. I think only the most gullible fell for that ploy to wrest power from a democratically elected government. I suppose that the wealthy and well-connected were getting nervous to see their position and privileges being whittled away and threatened by a government supported by "red buffaloes" from the North, and getting afraid of no longer being first in the queue to receive the fruits of corruption.

  • OPINION

    Time to adopt the Buffett proposal

    News, Published on 19/01/2017

    » President-elect Trump's criticism of our trading relationship with China, has produced predictable reactions. Economists warn against "protectionism" and the dangers of trade wars. Alarmed diplomats remind us of the American interest in maintaining good relations with China to deal with such matters as North Korea's threatening behaviour.

  • NEWS

    Getting the green light on electric cars

    Spectrum, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 30/10/2016

    » As of Sept 30, Thailand had 52 electric sedans on the road. There are roughly 1.3 million electric cars on the roads worldwide, but with fears batteries will flatten in traffic or flooding will lead to lasting damage, Thai drivers have been slow on the uptake.

  • BUSINESS

    Paper chase

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 27/06/2016

    » Even though the market is mature in some areas, the pulp and paper business in Southeast Asia remains attractive with a substantial demand growth, and that has encouraged the entry of foreign manufacturers to compete with regional players.

  • NEWS

    School seedling innovation aims high

    News, Wassayos Ngamkham, Published on 16/04/2016

    » A new conservation idea flashed into the minds of a group of students and teachers in Nakhon Phanom when they noticed that planting new trees can lead to global warming.

  • LEARNING

    Climate science opportunity: Use it or lose it?

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 26/06/2012

    » The impact of floods, droughts & climate change on Thailand has been great. If approved quickly, a US joint study could provide valuable information to Thailand.

  • OPINION

    India, China key to ending region's haze

    News, Adam Minter, Published on 19/10/2015

    » The thick haze that's blanketed much of Southeast Asia for the last month carries the ashy remains of Indonesian forests and peatlands -- burnt in many cases to clear land for producing palm oil, the world's most popular edible oil.

  • OPINION

    Stopping needless animal abuse

    News, Peter Singer, Published on 23/07/2015

    » In May, Pope Francis released his historic encyclical, Laudato Si, or "Praise Be". He chose his papal name, he explains in the text, because he considers St Francis of Assisi to be "the example par excellence of care for the vulnerable and of an integral ecology lived out joyfully and authentically". His namesake showed that concern for nature is inseparable from justice for the poor, social commitment and peace within oneself.

  • NEWS

    Germany, world champion in car-sharing

    Published on 21/06/2015

    » BERLIN — Car-sharing, pioneered in Switzerland in the 1970s, is gaining popularity across the globe as people shy away from the cost of owning and maintaining an automobile in big cities.

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