Thousands of fire hotspots in North

A total of 2,201 hotspots were detected across the North on Tuesday, most of them in conservation forests, the Region 3 centre for prevention and mitigation of air pollution reported on Wednesday. Of the total, 1,388 hotspots were in the upper part of the region ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Over 500 fires in northern Thailand spark alarm

More than half of the 1,005 fires recorded in Thailand on Wednesday were in the North, causing dangerous levels of pollution, according to the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency.The three provinces with the highest number of fires were Chiang Mai (205), Tak (156), and ...

The Nation Reporter

Northern Thailand Hit with Dangerous Levels of PM2.5 Dust Particles

Northern Thailand, especially Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, are suffering from extremely poor air quality conditions. Both northern provinces were found to have PM2.5 dust particle levels which exceed the 50-micron safety standard, with Wiang Pang Kham sub-district in Chiang Rai recording 247 microns.The Pollution ...

Governors instructed to tackle forest fire, air pollution [Video]

The Minister of Interior has ordered all provincial governors to coordinate with related agencies to prevent and mitigate forest fire and air pollution disasters from now until early next year, in order to effectively address the recent air pollution issue in Bangkok and other provinces.Keep ...

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

Crushing plants that cause forest fires will lose licences

The Royal Forest Department plans to revoke the land use licences of stone-crushing plants that have caused forest fires.Cheewapap Cheewatham, director of the Forest Protection and Fire Control Bureau, said on Monday the move followed a fire at a crushing plant that spread and destroyed ...

Apinya Wipatayotin

Learn from Phu Kradueng fire

A recent bushfire that destroyed vast forest area in Phu Kradueng National Park in the northeastern province of Loei is a wake-up call for better forest management in the park, one of the country’s best known destinations.Park officials and firefighters deserve praise for putting out ...

The Nation Reporter

Haze-free ASEAN coming soon?

After more than two decades, the region is well on its way to achieving its vision of a transboundary haze-free ASEAN by 2020.In three months’ time, the haze will be a distant memory thanks to the effective work of the regional body and its member ...

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