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Report attributes 32,000 premature deaths in Thailand to air pollution

According to the State of Global Air 2020 Report, around 32,000 premature deaths in Thailand, back in 2019, have been attributed to air pollution. The report cites the PM2.5 pollution particles as the main culprit as particles in that size range are the most likely ...

Chiang Mai snags 'most polluted' label

Chiang Mai yesterday received the most undesirable accolade of becoming the most polluted city on the planet.The grim news from the IQ AirVisual air monitoring website came as authorities revealed that the situation had caused 30,000 people to go to hospital because of respiratory illnesses ...

Panumet Tanraksa

Wildfires in North claim more lives

More casualties were on Friday reported during operations to put out wildfires in the North. A villager lost her life battling a blaze on Doi Khun Pae mountain in Chiang Mai’s Chom Thong district.A resident who did not wish to be named said the dead ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Air quality in North still 'critical'

Air pollution across the upper North remains at critical levels with authorities monitoring almost 400 active hotspots in Chiang Mai alone on Sunday. The air quality did not improve on Monday morning, with IQAir recording “very unhealthy” air quality and hazardous, ultra-fine PM2.5 dust levels ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Bad air worsens plight

The bushfires that have been raging near the tourist city of Chiang Mai over the past few days are heightening concerns for both residents and the authorities with the risk they pose of extreme air pollution, coming on top of worries about the coronavirus.Keep reading ...

Panumate Tanraksa

How analysing problems pays off

Many key tourist destinations have been coping with many problems such as overcrowding, but the village Mae Kampong in Chiang Mai’s Mae On district has proved to be an exception.In fact, this popular attraction for eco-tourists has become a role model for sustainable and community-based ...

Jintana Panyaarvudh

First Chiang Mai light rail planned for 2027

CHIANG MAI: This northern city hopes to launch its first mass transit line in 2027, officials said at a public hearing.The Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) hosted the first public hearing on the Red Line light rail project on Wednesday.MRTA governor Pakapong Sirikantaramas ...

Panumet Tanraksa

Thailand's famed 'Rose of the North' is wilting

CHIANG MAI — This 700-year-old city nestled in a green valley of northern Thailand has long enjoyed a story-book reputation for its myriad Buddhist monasteries and charming wooden homes, the delicate manners of its citizens and a tranquillity hardly ruffled by its temple bells.Keep reading ...

Chiang Mai’s Green Giant proves it can suck up fine dust particles

A Giant air purifier, called the Green Giant, was installed at Chiang Mai’s Tha Pae Gate yesterday and appeared to be efficient in reducing the amount of fine dust particles in the air in a 3-kilometre radius.When this locally manufactured device was turned on at ...

Kriangkrai Rattana

Forest chiefs set to assess fire damage

The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation is going to survey forest areas damaged by fires, in particular Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary in Chiang Mai province where conservationists have expressed concerns over changes in the ecological system caused by the blazes. Keep reading ...

Apinya Wipatayotin

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