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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...

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...

Geminid Meteorites Shower Thailand Early Tuesday

Stargazers will want to stay awake after midnight Monday to fully enjoy a celestial show by the Geminid meteor shower. The National Astronomical Research Institute...

Thailand Presses Neighbors to Control Smoke

Officials from Thailand and three neighboring countries brainstormed how to better curb cross-border smoke and haze. Attapol Charoenchansa, director-general of the Pollution Control Department, led...

Thailand Moves to Bring Marine Conservation Efforts in Line with American Laws

Thailand is moving toward bringing its marine conservation and management practices in line with American laws in hopes of convincing the world the kingdom...

TAT, Thai Navy to Stress Marine Safety, Conservation to Push Sustainable Tourism

The Tourism Authority of Thailand and Royal Thai Navy will promote marine safety and conservation of marine natural resources to fuure tourists to further...

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...

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...

Sea Turtle Eggs Found on Trang Island for First Time in Decade

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

Bangkok Volunteers Clean Mess, Graffiti Left Behind by Anti-Government Protestors

Bangkok residents came out to clean up after this week’s messy protest outside the Royal Thai Police headquarters. Volunteers gathered Thursday in front of Pathumwanaram...

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

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...

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...

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

Environmental movement branches out, converting concrete-loving stalwarts

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...

Facebook to Send Flood, Drought Alerts to Lower Mekong Communities

Residents and local governments along the Lower Mekong can now get flood alerts and drought-monitoring information through Facebook under a new partnership with the...

360 Animals to Be Returned to Wild

Hundreds of animals will be returned to the wild in Chiayaphum under a project run by the Phu Khiao Wildlife Sanctuary. Natural Resources and Environment...

Foreign, Thai Divers Unite for Underwater Cleanup in Chumphon

Thai and foreign scuba divers cleaned up trash and restored coral reels in a rehabilitation project at Thailand’s Chumphon Islands National Park. More than 20...

Electric Ferry Service for Bangkok Canal Delayed Until December

The launch of electric-boat service on Bangkok’s Phadung Krung Kasem Canal now will start in December, a month later than originally announced. Bangkok Metropolitan Administration...

Betting on Dead Turtles Brings Only Bad Luck in Pattaya

Never bet on a dead turtle. That’s certain to be what a group of Pattaya locals will be telling themselves later today after trying to...

Electric Boat Tested for Bangkok Saen Saeb Canal Service

The Marine Department called the first test run of an electric boat for the Saen Saeb Canal a success, saying it will improve passenger...

Chonburi ‘Godfather’s’ Son Collects Garbage, Likes on Koh Chang Beach

The youngest son of late Chonburi “godfather” Somchai “Kanman Poh” Kunplome has spent years trying to keep Bangsaen Beach clean. But over the holiday...

30 Russians to Clean Filthy Phuket Beach Today

About 30 Russians will join Phuket volunteers today to clean up Bang Tao Beach, which was closed Sunday after waves of garbage washed ashore. Cherng...

Scuba Divers Clean 1 Ton of Garbage from Phangnga Reefs, Beaches

Scuba divers and environmentalists collected more than a ton of garbage form beaches and undersea reefs off Phangnga’s Koh Yao. About 100 local administrators, marine...
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