Environment and natural resources

Mae La Noi villagers rose up against fluoride mining concessions, supporting capitalists, but destroying environment and livelihoods

Villagers and Mae La Noi local leaders continue the movement against the fluoride mining concession due to concerns over impacts on health, environment, community livelihoods, and the Mae La River, which is the main river for many communities in the area. In order to suspend ...

Maritime areas in Chumphon’s Pathio district declared environmental protection zones

The Thai cabinet endorsed an edict by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment today (Tuesday), declaring specific areas in Pak Khlong, Chum Kho, Bang Son and Saphli sub-districts in Pathio district of the southern province of Chumphon to be environmental protection zones, in which ...

Thailand’s rich freshwater biodiversity under threat

The Thai government has taken efforts to tackle climate change by building a large number of water retention projects. But they could threaten the country’s freshwater biodiversity unless new sustainable solutions are taken into consideration.In a remote forest in Thailand’s western Ratchaburi province, a team ...

Pratch Rujivanarom

Collaboration for the climate

A commitment to cooperation between countries in Southeast Asia remains the key to tackling climate change as its impact continues to take a greater toll on the region’s economy and people, say experts.The mutually beneficial results of such a commitment are clear, one of them ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thai PTTEP to debut nation's first carbon capture project by 2026

A unit of Thai state oil and gas group PTT aims to put the country’s first carbon capture and storage project into operation by 2026, a key step toward Thailand’s goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.PTT Exploration and Production intends to sequester carbon dioxide ...

Thailand loses big in global environment ranking

Lack of measures and government interest has pulled Thailand’s environment ranking down from 78 to 108 among 180 countries, an academic said citing a Yale University survey.Kasetsart University lecturer Witsanu Attavanich said on Sunday that Thailand has dropped eight points from 85 to 93 in ...

The Nation Reporter

Government touts success in water management efforts

With the drought season officially over, the absence of any drought declarations throughout the period is being cited as evidence of gains made in addressing flood and drought issues. Also being acknowledged are efforts to make water more available for household consumption.Continue watching ...

Groundwater: Making the invisible visible

Climate change is causing global temperatures to rise, putting our most visible sources of water at risk. From Spain to parts of the African continent, droughts are being experienced at unprecedented levels. Madagascar last year faced a food crisis that left 1.3 million people facing ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Cleaning the economy

Bringing the economy back on track for normal growth is necessary, but may be insufficient if the government does not direct growth in a cleaner manner.Power generation and industries that play a major role in driving the Thai economy need to be seriously adjusted to ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Renewed push to sort, recycle waste

Despite its reputation of being one of the world’s top tourist destinations, litter can literally be seen all over Bangkok.According to the Department of Environment and Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) figures, the capital produces more than 8,000 tonnes of municipal waste every day.Keep reading ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

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