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Thailand Takes Step Toward Carbon-Neutral Tourism; Aims for Net Zero Emissions

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to drive Thailand towards zero-emission tourism with seven partner public and private organizations. The...
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UNESCO Lists Chiang Mai’s Doi Chiang Dao as Biosphere Reserve

UNESCO is preparing to announce that Thailand’s Doi Chiang Dao, part of a karst geological mountain range in Chiang Mai Province, will be designate...

Rising Chao Phraya Prompts Flood Warnings

The Royal Irrigation Department warns of the rising level of the Chao Phraya River due to heavy downpours in the upper part of the...
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Scuba Divers, Navy Remove 550kg of Fishing Nets from S. Thailand...

Scuba diving volunteers and the Royal Thai Navy removed about 550 kilograms of fishing nets from coral reefs off the Koh Kra islands in...
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UNESCO Dismisses Human-Rights Concerns, Names Kaeng Krachan World Heritage Site

UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee on Monday agreed to list Thailand’s Kaeng Krachan forest complex as a world natural heritage site over the objections of...
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Bangkok, Chiang Mai Air to Worse with PM 2.5 Surge Through...

Already bad, Bangkok’s air is about to get worse with dangerous “PM 2.5” dust set to increase further in urban areas through Jan. 25,...
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Sea Turtle Eggs Found on Trang Island for First Time in...

Villagers and local officials on Libong Island in Trang Province were delighted Monday to discover sea turtles were laying eggs there again for the...

Christmas Eve to Bring ‘Gift’ of Deadly PM 2.5 Smog to...

Construction halted, schools cancel outdoor activities Dec. 24-29
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Want to Solve Bangkok’s Bad Air? Get Cars Off Roads, Experts...

Environmental academics on Monday brainstormed ideas for how to mitigate Bangkok’s air-pollution disaster, agreeing that a limit on the number of vehicles on the...
Thailand’s DDPM carry out flood rescue and relief operations in Chumphon, January 2017. (Photo: DDPM)

Year-End Floods to Hit South, Drought in Far North

Thailand’s South is bracing for severe flooding predicted to hit the region next month even as the North faces drought. Office of National Water Resources...
Officials from Phangnga's Takua Pa District dig up a leatherback turtle egg hole and move fertile eggs to a more-optimal location.

Endangered Leatherback Turtles Return to Phangnga Beach for 1st Time in...

Absent for 20 years, leatherback sea turtles have returned to Bang Sak Beach in Phangnga to lay eggs, another sign of nature’s resurgence during...
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Bangkok Banned Trucks Without Planning Where to Park Them During Day

Bangkok banned big trucks but didn’t plan what to do with the heavy vehicles while they waited all day to enter the city limits. The...
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Phuket Hotels’ Ecotourism Efforts Win HICAP 2020 Sustainability Awards

Six Senses Ko Yao Noi, Phuket Hotels for Islands Sustaining Tourism in Thailand meet sustainable-development challenges
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11 Foreign Consulates Bless Chiang Mai 2021 Dust-Prevention Plan

Chiang Mai’s governor apologized to envoys from 11 foreign countries about the northern province’s abysmal air quality and laid out plans to do better...
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Bangkok to Detail PM 2.5 Battle Plan Next Week

Bangkok City Hall will announce its plan to tackle fine-dust pollution next week and will implement it on Dec. 1. Gov. Aswin Kwanmuang said Friday...
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Food-Delivery Apps Pledge to Cut Single-Use Plastic

Leading food-delivery companies joined the government and state enterprises in a pledge to reduce use of single-use plastics in their services. Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa...
The Mekong River in Chiang Khan district, Thailand. (Image: Engdao Wichitpunya / Alamy)

Thailand Under Pressure to Thwart Laos, China’s Sanakham Dam Project

Opponents say a refusal to buy power from the dam could stymie its progress saving the Mekong’s ecosystem
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Fishing, Boat Anchoring Banned on Sensitive Reefs in 5 Provinces

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources has banned fishing and boats from anchoring in sensitive areas of five provinces to protect coral and...
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Despite Horrendous Green Record, Thailand Cuts Environment Funding for ’21

A group of legislators from Thailand – among the world’s worst air and ocean polluters with a long track record of exploiting endangered wildlife...
Trash left behind by campers at Khao Yai National Park.

Return to Sender: Thai National Park Mails Back Litter to Campers

Nature lovers who flocked to Khao Yai National Park and then spoiled it with trash got their litter returned in the mail, with a...
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WATCH: Elephant Conservation in Chiang Mai in the Covid Era

Chiang Mai’s elephant-touring industry has been hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic and the loss of foreign tourists, but some camps focusing on breeding an...
Lumpini Park is a rare oasis of green in the middle of Bangkok's Silom business district. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

‘Nuisance’ Trees, ‘Unnecessary’ Parks Taking Root as Bangkok Slowly Gets Greener

Environmental movement branches out, converting concrete-loving stalwarts
Low water in the Mekong River stretches through Thailand and into Vietnam.

Time Running Out for Mighty Mekong

The scarcity of water in the river is causing an ecological disaster in Southeast Asia — and China is the culprit
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Plant a Tree in Thailand From Your Phone

Too lazy to pick up a shovel and get your hands dirty? Locked out of Thailand but love the Land of Smiles? Now you...
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