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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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    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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    How women pay the costs of development

    Spectrum, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 11/03/2018

    » Heading down a dirt road, Khampan Suprom zigzags her motorcycle through the grove, passing a small reservoir and plantation on the way. She comes to park under some trees. Dressed in her gardening apron and rain boots, she dismounts and drifts towards her vegetable garden.

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    Checking up on universal coverage

    Spectrum, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 18/02/2018

    » Installing the right medical facilities to take care of a sick family member at home could cost nearly the entire fortune for a household of six people. In the centre of Bangkok's commercial Lumpini area, the shabby-looking house of the Jan-urai family stands amid the Bon Kai community, a slum adjacent to the high-end Polo Club where the wealthy Bangkok elite gather for sporting events.

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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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    Cutting through the haze

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

    » By the end of the year, the northern provinces of Thailand will be put on high alert for summer haze. The conditions from February to April are dry, increasing the risk of wildfires. But it's also the period when farmers light fires to clear their land for crop cultivation -- flames which could spread into forest areas, sending up haze and acting as a huge source of carbon emission.

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    Health care on life support

    Spectrum, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 26/11/2017

    » Thailand's universal healthcare coverage (UHC) scheme is confronting its most critical time since its introduction in 2002. For over a decade, the scheme has been praised all over the world for its achievement in providing healthcare access to over 48 million out of 66 million people, filling the gap left by the social security scheme and civil service welfare.

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    Weathering water's extremes

    Spectrum, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 12/11/2017

    » Since downpours from the North swept down into the central Chao Phraya River basin early last month, people are fearfully bracing for the next big flood to hit Bangkok. The Thai government tells the public it is making a concentrated effort to ensure the capital will be protected from future flooding. Despite the heavy rainfall this year, leaders have dismissed the possibility of another flood like 2011's.

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    Lost in translation: migrant patients face language gap

    Spectrum, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 05/11/2017

    » Standing at the seaside pier in Ranong province, the noise of engines never really cuts out.

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