Environment and natural resources

Environmental reviews for Chana estate

The government vows to move ahead with the much-criticised Chana Industrial Estate in Songkhla, though it is requiring responsible agencies to conduct an environmental impact assessment (EIA), environmental health impact assessment (EHIA) as well as public hearings.Speaking after chairing a meeting with related agencies including ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

China Dams Continue to Hinder Water Flow on the Mekong River

China’s water relations with Thailand and the other lower Mekong countries are once again under strain after Beijing held up the Mekong River’s flow at one of its large dams upstream, precipitating a sudden drop in volume for downstream countries that share the region’s longest ...

MNRE launches campaign against farm burn-offs

In an effort to reduce forest fires and smog, the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment has launched a campaign to discourage farm burning, with targets to reduce hotspots by 20% and manage 1,000 tons of combustibles in forest areas.The Ministry of Natural Resources ...

NNT Reporters

Thailand NGO seeks halt to Mekong dam project in Laos, as threat to Asean's most vital waterway grows

A civic group in Thailand is petitioning the country’s financial institutions to withhold construction loans for the Luang Prabang dam project along the Mekong River in Laos amid warnings about the negative environmental risks the dams pose and the potential for the displacement of families ...

Biomass plant contributes to country’s anti-PM2.5 effort [Video]

A biomass power plant in Uthai Thani province is playing a major role in the reduction of hazardous PM2.5.Keep watching ...

Prayut calls for action on sea pollution

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered officials to be diligent in solving the kingdom’s rubbish problem after acknowledging that about 40% of waste went into the ocean last year, according to Traisuree Taisaranakul, deputy government spokeswoman.The prime minister yesterday voiced his concerns after being briefed ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Govt targets 30% electric-car production to tackle pollution

Thailand will target having electric vehicles account for 30% of car production by the end of the decade, as part of efforts to tackle toxic air pollution.The government wants to “accelerate the use and production of electric vehicles, with national strategies focusing on the environment ...

A solution to plastic pollution: circular economy

The dire state of the world’s oceans can no longer be ignored. Discarded plastic waste — particularly single-use plastic — is putting marine life at risk.It’s not only big chunks of plastic and bags that pose a danger: plastic exposed to salt water and ultraviolet ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

ASEAN Cities Threatened By Climate Change

The World Bank estimates the global population to reach 8.5 billion by 2030 with two-thirds of this number living in cities. From that, an estimated 90 million people will move to cities in the Southeast Asian region. This means that urban dwellers would reflect 45 percent ...

Panel told tap water 'too salty' to be safe

Thailand is urgently tackling a saltwater intrusion problem after the amount of sodium in tap water exceeded the standard level.The president of a subcommittee in charge of managing the Chao Phraya, Ping, Wang, Yom and Nan water basins, Weerakorn Khamprakob, said sodium in tap water ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

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