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    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.

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    How to heal

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 20/07/2018

    » Last year on this very day, Chester Bennington, 41, committed suicide. Singer and co-frontman to the boundary-pushing, multi-platinum, rap-metal band Linkin Park, Bennington was one of the most revered rock icons of the 21st century.

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    Our top 10 stories in a year that will be hard to forget

    Spectrum, Published on 25/12/2016

    » Over the past year 'Spectrum' has reported a wide range of issues to give readers valuable insights. Our reporter ambushed the monk who helped Leicester City to their shock English Premier League title to get an exclusive. Another reporter blended in with Chinese yuppies in the new business district of Bangkok to find out why they decided to migrate to Thailand. Two reporters did a series of stories on the Tiger Temple by hanging out with the veterinarian, monks and national park officers to listen to all sides. We were determined to find the truth. Last month we also went up to Chiang Mai to talk to Hmong girls wrongly accused of stealing a British tourist's watch. Here are the top 10 stories in another exciting year of reporting.

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    Bangkok's secret weapon in war against floods

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 21/10/2017

    » When the torrential rains of Oct 13 caused heavy flooding in Bangkok, several parts of the city were swamped, including Chulalongkorn University Centenary Park in Sam Yan. However, as the park slowly filled with water, Kotchakorn Voraakhom, the landscape architect who designed the project, remained unconcerned. She even expressed her satisfaction in a Facebook post that the park had finally delivered on one of its purposes -- the detention of flood water.

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    The Donald Trumps His Opponents

    Spectrum, Published on 25/12/2016

    » The biggest political upset of the year was pulled off by Donald J Trump. The billionaire businessman-cum-reality TV star won the US election in a historic vote on Nov 8. The move seemed unthinkable to many when the president-elect first put his name in the running.

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    Thai farmers feeling the heat of climate debate

    News, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 09/12/2018

    » Ampai Meelap, 43, a durian farmer on the frontlines of climate change witnesses the threats of unpredictable weather every year.

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    SE Asia power plants seen clashing with UN climate goals

    Published on 18/10/2018

    » Almost 84% of Southeast Asia’s planned and existing fossil fuel power plants are incompatible with future scenarios that avoid catastrophic damage from climate change, according to a new study from the University of Oxford.

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    Talks in Paris set stage for climate action

    News, Coral Davenport, Published on 01/12/2015

    » More than 100 world leaders convened with thousands of diplomats yesterday on the outskirts of Paris to open two weeks of intense negotiations aimed at forging an accord that could begin to avert the most devastating effects of global warming and redefine the economy of the 21st century.

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    Students globally protest warming, pleading for future

    Published on 16/03/2019

    » WASHINGTON: Students across a warming globe pleaded for their lives, future and planet Friday, demanding tough action on climate change.

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    China wrestles mantle of climate change leadership

    Spectrum, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 24/12/2017

    » Climate research in China is thriving. With generous government funding and the country's signing of the Paris Agreement, Chinese researchers are gradually taking the lead in the world's climate science.

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