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  • OPINION

    Bringing climate change policy into the 21st century

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 07/08/2015

    » Paris will heat up in the winter month of December when delegates from 190 nations gather for a key climate change meeting, better known as Cop 21 (abbreviation of the 21st yearly session of the Conference of Parties).

  • OPINION

    Water scarcity calls for nationwide change

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 03/10/2015

    » As the threat of prolonged drought becomes imminent, questions mount over whether the country needs new water management in order to better deal with the “new normal” of water scarcity.

  • OPINION

    An environment for change

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 04/12/2014

    » What does Dec 4 mean to you? Is it just another day in the week?

  • OPINION

    Asean eco-issues need more than feel-good talks

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 16/03/2019

    » As this year's chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), Thailand has recently done impressive work in tackling environmental problems in the region.

  • OPINION

    Weathering the storm of flood, disaster response

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 11/01/2019

    » When Tropical Storm Pabuk hit last week, did you notice what element of Thailand's typical disaster response was absent in the rescue mission?

  • OPINION

    Dam disaster a damning indictment

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 27/07/2018

    » The spirit of volunteerism is running high among Thais as was recently demonstrated during the mission to rescue the 12 "Wild Boars" and their coach in the flooded Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai earlier this month.

  • OPINION

    Rainy days ahead unless we fix floods

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 23/08/2017

    » The sea gypsies of Koh Lipe, a tourist island in the Andaman Sea, have had a close relationship with water all their lives. Water for them is intrinsic and very much tied to the phases of the moon. In times of high tide or heavy monsoon, water will cover parts of their land, but these seafarers have learned to cope, and they even commute on boats. Rising water levels have never been a major concern for these people, at least until recently.

  • OPINION

        An election singing the same old tune

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 05/06/2017

    » The harsh public criticism against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his "four questions" gives an impression that people in country look forward to an election. Putting aside the fact that some politicians can be unscrupulous, or there might be a possibility of street demonstrations, it appears people are willing to give democracy a chance. After all, it is my belief that Thais have special relations with democracy.

  • OPINION

    Forest too precious for housing

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 03/04/2017

    » Many years ago I visited Mahachai, a fishery port zone in Samut Sakhon province. As I walked around I felt like I was a township in Myanmar. The community is dubbed Little Myanmar, with good reason. It is a place where you can hear many people talk in unfamiliar dialects, posters are written in the round letters of the Myanmar alphabet, and of course, women and men have yellowish tanaka paste on their faces.

  • OPINION

    Stop trashing our national parks

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 15/12/2015

    » The year-end holidays are approaching and it means millions are going to do some travelling, either locally or overseas, while some may just prefer to seize the opportunity to stay in quiet Bangkok. For Thais, some of the popular destinations are the mountainous national parks, such as Doi Inthanon in Chiang Mai or Khao Yai. Living in a hot climate, we love to seek out the cooler places; last year, just over 93,100 holidaymakers spent their New Year holidays in one of 14 national parks, bringing in revenue of 3.58 million baht, according to the Department of National Parks (DNP).

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