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Lampang, Kanchanaburi considered for sustainable city plan

The National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) has employed Chulalongkorn University to study and come up with a plan for a Sustainable Future City (SFC), the council’s deputy secretary-general Anek Memongkol said.The study, for which Bt9.5 million has been earmarked, will take 12 months ...

The Nation 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

How one community in smoggy Lampang gets rid of all its waste without burning anything

With attention focused on forest fires’ contribution to the air pollution choking upper Thailand, other outdoor burning – particularly farm scrub being torched – is coming under closer scrutiny. One community – Ban Paen Pong Chai, which covers 10 villages in Lampang’s Chae Hom district, ...

The Nation Reporter

Chiang Mai doctor savages authorities as pollution levels soar

THE SMOG situation in the North has reached hazardous level, especially in Lampang, where the amount of particulate matter smaller than 2.5 microns (PM2.5) has increased beyond 200 milligrams per cubic metre of air.Air quality in the northern region yesterday, measured by both the Pollution ...

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