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PM2.5 Dust Fine Smog Air POllution Bangkok Thailand

Bangkok Unveils Another Plan to Combat PM2.5 Air Pollution

Bangkok on Wednesday unveiled yet another plan to improve the city’s ability to deal ultra-fine particulate matter, noting that more accurate and transparent data...

Thailand Redefines Unhealthy Air, Does Nothing to Actually Improve It

The National Environmental Board redefined what unhealthy air is, setting a new threshold for fine dust that will take effect June 1. Attapon Charoenchansa, director-general...
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 International Standards

City Hall said – one more time – it intends to address air pollution issues in all areas and work to bring air quality...
Samut PRakan Thailand Fermented Water Pollution Smell

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...
Burning Electronics E-Waste Recycling Metal Extraction

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...
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...
Thailand Smog AIr Pollution Smoke Haze

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...
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...
Samut Prakan Smog PM2.5 Air Pollution

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

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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Killer Smog Chokes Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai was blanketed with thick smog from forest fires, with pollution hitting twice the safe level in some areas and local officials using...
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 Cutting Incense Emissions

In the grand scheme of things, air pollution caused by incense burning is pretty insignificant. But unable to stop the major sources of smog,...
PM2.5 Black Smoke Air Pollution Trucks Bangkok Thailand

Bangkok’s Bad Air Returns with PM2.5 Alert Today

Bangkok’s bad air will return in force today through Thursday as particulate matter 2.5 micrometers and smaller (PM2.5) will rise due to air stagnation,...
Thailand Bangkok Smog PM2.5 Air Pollution

Happy New Year Bangkok: Smog Back Until Tuesday

Bangkok’s Pollution Control Department said thick fine dust will blanket the capital region today through Monday due to a mass of stagnant air. Director-General Attapol...
Bangkok Thailand Smog PM2.5 Dust Smoke Air Pollution

PM2.5 Air Pollution Warning for Bangkok Wed-Sat.

Bangkok is expected to face increased air pollution next week  with authorities urging residents to wear face masks and avoid non-essential outdoor activities for...
Haze over Mae Hong Son and Tak

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 Mangrove Forest in Trat Province

Thailand to Plant More Mangroves to Combat Air Pollution

Thailand plans to increase the amount of land devoted to mangrove forests to combat air pollution. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha ordered the Ministry of Natural...
Bangkok Thailand Smog Air Pollution PM2.5

Bangkok Tries Again to Control PM2.5

Bangkok City Hall has drafted another plan to cope with the problem of particulate matter 2.5 microns and smaller (PM2.5) that is expected to...
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Bangkok, Chiang Mai Air to Worse with PM 2.5 Surge Through Jan. 25

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,...

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

Construction halted, schools cancel outdoor activities Dec. 24-29
Bangkok Thailand Traffic Cars Smog Air Pollution PM25

Want to Solve Bangkok’s Bad Air? Get Cars Off Roads, Experts Agree

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...
Bangkok Bans Trucks to Control PM2.5

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...
Bangkok Heavy Trucks Smog Smoke Black PM2.5

Bangkok Bans Big Trucks Dec. 1 to Control Smog

Bangkok will ban large trucks from city streets during daytimes for three months starting Dec. 1 to mitigate season smog that already has begun. Trucks...
Chiang Mai Smog Dust Haze Pollution Air Thailand

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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