The Chao Phraya River is barely detectable in this view of Khlong Toei Tuesday. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Like Broken Record, Bangkok Again Pledges to Raise Air Quality to...

City Hall said – one more time – it intends to address air pollution issues in all areas and work to bring air quality...
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China’s Mekong Dams Killing Chiang Rai Fishing Industry

Fishermen, farmers and residents around the Mekong River in Chiang Rai say China’s construction of upriver dams has taken a toll on fish, preventing...
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Samut Prakan Locals Ferment Fruit, Molasses to Combat Rank, Polluted Canals

Residents of Samut Prakan’s Muang District are using bio-fermented water to clean up rotten water in foul-smelling natural canals. The bio-fermented water can be made...
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Recyclers to Stop Buying Metals Extracted from Tech Gear Through Burning

More than 100 recyclers have vowed to stop purchasing metals extracted from burning electrical appliances. A new agreement between the Pollution Control Department and the...
Larn Hin Pum is located in Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park, Phitsanulok

Phitsanulok’s Phu Hin Rong Kla to Close 2 Months to Allow...

Popular Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park in Phitsanulok Province will close for until June 30 to allow for environmental rehabilitation. Park chief Suthon Wiangdao...
Chonburi's Bangsaen Beach in 2020.

500 Thailand Hotels Take UNESCO Sustainable Tourism Pledge

A year after the launch of the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge in Thailand, more than 500 hotels have signed the pledge to eliminate single-use...
Smog Air Pollution Smoke Haze Northeast Issan

Smoke from Laos Envelops Issan

Smoky haze from Laos raised PM2.5 levels sharply in the Northeast with the fine dust exceeding safe limits in 34 provinces, according to the...
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Bad Air Chokes 64% of Thailand

It’s not just Bangkok and Chiang Mai. Airborne particulate matter 2.5 micrometers and smaller exceeded safe levels in 49 provinces on Monday with residents advised...
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Project Lets Animal Lovers ‘Adopt’ Tigers, Wildlife

Wildlife officials are soliciting donations to a “foster parents” project to help rescued wild animals that are being kept for breeding. Phadet Laithong, director of...
The Mekong River in Chiang Rai. (Photo: A24 News Agency, with permission)

China’s Dams Upend Ebb, Flow of Life in Chiang Rai

China’s construction of dams along the upper Mekong River has upended the normal ebb and flow of life in Chiang Rai. Throughout history, people –...
Solar Powered Boat to Collect Trash in Chao Phraya River

Thailand Gets Solar-Powered Boat to Collect Trash on Chao Phraya

A solar-powered boat will be deployed to collect garbage in the Chao Phraya River, one of 15 waterways in the world to receive the...
Bangkok garbage collectors face a bigger job ever year. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Bangkok Grappling with Growing Garbage Crisis

. Mountain of trash grows higher every year as recycling fails to take root
Dec 15, 2016 - Preah Rumkel, Cambodia. A fisherman lays a net in a pool where the dolphins have recently relocated to. The paticular stretch of area near the Laos-Cambodia border was once the protected home of the Mekong Irrawaddy dolphins. The cacophony of noise from daily explosives used by workers building the Don Sahong dam has forced the dolphins into unprotected waters. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom

Cambodia Races to Save Last Mekong Dolphins

. The last Irrawaddy dolphin in Laos is dead and the few remaining in Cambodia face a multitude of threats.
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Forest Fires, Field Burning Down 69% from 2021 – Interior Ministry

The Interior Ministry said it detected 15,716 fires this year causing hazy, smoky smog this year, down 69.5% from 2021. Permanent Secretary Sutthipong Chulcharoen said...
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Rare Dolphins, Dugongs, Turtles Spotted Returning to Trang

Almost 170 dugongs, 27 Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins and 141 sea turtles were spotted near local islands in Trang Province, marking a rebound in Thailand’s...
Samut Prakan Smog PM2.5 Air Pollution

Bangkok’s Bad Air Choking Samut Prakan Residents Already Hit by Car,...

Residents of the Samut Prakan Province have been suffering from an “alarming” level of fine dust into the air, with commuters and workers being...
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Fearing New Pandemic, Thailand Fights Wildlife Smuggling, Consumption

Thailand has launched a national campaign to crack down on the smuggling and consumption of wild animals for fear the wildlife can spread diseases...
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Efforts Underway to Prevent Further Oil Leaks in Rayong

A troubled Rayong refiner was given permission Monday to seal a second leak in its underwater pipeline blamed for repeatedly fouling local beaches with...
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Energy Ministry Sets Plans to Shrink Thailand’s Carbon Footprint

The Energy Ministry on Monday unveiled strategies to reduce carbon emissions by promoting investments in New S-curve industries and preserving the environment. Energy Minister Supattanapong...
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Hundreds of Live Monkeys Found Tied in Bags in Saraburi Warehouse

Wildlife traffickers abandoned dozens of monkeys tied up in small bags inside a Saraburi warehouse. Thai-language television showed the live animals were kept in blue...
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Oil Spill Makes Water Unsafe at 2 Rayong Sites

Rayong’s Pollution Control Center found contamination at two of six locations where its officials earlier collected seawater samples off Mae Ramphueng Beach in Muang...
Rayong Oil SLick Spill Leak Star Petrolum Refining Thailand

Navy Racing to Contain 2nd Rayong Oil Spill

Just as a major oil leak was cleaned up, Rayong has been hit with a second spill blamed on the same refiner. The Pollution Control...
The Chao Phraya River is barely detectable in this view of Khlong Toei Tuesday. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Bangkok Air Pollution 7th Worst in World

Bangkok’s air pollution ranked seventh worst in the world on Monday, with more unhealthy days to come. The capital suffered unsafe fine dust in 22...
Thailand Yaowarat Chinatown Bangkok Incense Joss Sticks Shrine Wat Temple

Unable to Stop Smoking Trucks, Field Burning, Gov’t Touts Success in...

In the grand scheme of things, air pollution caused by incense burning is pretty insignificant. But unable to stop the major sources of smog,...

YouTuber Uses Spidey-Sense to Find New Tarantula Species in Thailand

Khon Kaen University, Kasetsart University and YouTuber JoCho announced the discovery of the world’s new tarantula species in Thailand. Songtham Sippawat, better known on the...
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