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    Cash-spinner or death trap?

    Spectrum, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 22/07/2018

    » The dark, unpleasant smell and twisted passages inside a typical cave might not look too alluring, and the Department of Mineral Resources might even agree with you, given the paucity of cave experts on staff.

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    Striving for safer passage of goods

    Spectrum, Om Jotikasthira, Published on 22/07/2018

    » The European Union (EU) has commissioned Thailand to conduct training workshops for the transportation of dangerous goods in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), as part of a move to get the entire sub-region to adopt United Nations-based safety regulations for road-based logistics operations.

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    Strong cities needed

    Spectrum, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 15/07/2018

    » Bangkok has attracted millions of migrants seeking economic opportunity. They will be forced to handle the impacts of climate change in coming decades.

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    Spirited away

    Spectrum, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 08/07/2018

    » The search for 12 boys and their football coach trapped in Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai ended on Tuesday when they were finally found, 10 full days after going missing. The Moo Pa Academy football team stole the media spotlight not only in Thailand but internationally, with people joining together to pray for the safe return of the lost boys and their leader.

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    Refugee kids 'held in squalor'

    Spectrum, Dumrongkiat Mala, Published on 08/07/2018

    » Significant trauma is being experienced by refugee children being held in Thailand's squalid immigration detention centres (IDCs), claims a new report from Save the Children, a non-governmental organisation that promotes children's rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries.

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    The last sanctuary

    Spectrum, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 08/07/2018

    » On a lush hill overlooking Da Nang Bay, central Vietnam, red-shanked doucs freely wander in one of their few remaining sanctuaries on Earth. At the Son Tra Nature Reserve, a mountainous peninsula known to American soldiers during the Vietnam War as "Monkey Mountain", sights like a douc couple hanging from a treetop can still be seen.

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    Migrants face changing climate

    Spectrum, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 01/07/2018

    » The arrival of May once reminded Lin Na that the first rain of the year was on its way. The ground in her small village of Prey Veng province in southern Cambodia would start to soften, dampened by rainfall. This time each year, she would help her family cultivate a two-hectare rice field, the main source of food and income for them throughout the year.

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    Fighting for a way of life

    Spectrum, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 24/06/2018

    » The Supreme Administrative Court's ruling ordering the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation to pay 300,000 baht in compensation to six Karen people living in Kaeng Krachan National Park in Phetchaburi province is a mixed victory for the minority group in its lengthy struggle with parks officials for the right to occupy forest land.

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    Culture caravan brings Thai heritage to light

    Spectrum, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 17/06/2018

    » The month-long journey of the Thai cultural caravan across Europe has come to its final stop. Its mission, aptly named "Thailand at the forefront", is part of the country's efforts to promote its culture abroad through performances such as the masked art of the khon dance.

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    Plastic waste fight steps up

    Spectrum, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 10/06/2018

    » 'Beat Plastic Pollution", a campaign kicked off by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to mark World Environment Day on June 5, brought into focus the global community's efforts to deal with single-use plastic bags that are now posing a threat to the environment, especially the sensitive marine ecological system.

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