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Transboundary haze control lacks political will

In January, I wrote about the effects of agricultural burning upon Bangkok, and now I want to address the problem in Chiang Mai. Earlier this week residents there suffered the worst air pollution in the entire world, with PM2.5 at very unhealthy levels. The pollution ...

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

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 ...

Pollution in and around Bangkok hits unsafe levels

Air pollution in 50 areas in and around Bangkok hit unsafe levels on Monday morning with PM2.5 readings coming in at 41 to 74 micrograms per cubic metre (μg/m3), according to the Pollution Control Department’s Air Quality and Noise Management Bureau.Thailand’s standard for safe levels ...

The Nation Reporter

Air pollution hits worst levels so far this year

Central Thailand saw the worst air quality since the start of the year Friday, with the capital Bangkok reaching an unhealthy level of 174 on the Air Quality Index (AQI) in the morning.Citizens are being advised to wear masks outside, run an air purifier, close ...

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 ...

Thailand enforces strict laws to reduce smog in Bangkok and big cities

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon has ordered relevant organizations to enforce laws strictly to reduce smog and ask operators and people to cooperate.Lt Gen Kongcheep Tantrawanit, spokesman of the deputy prime minister, said the order responded to the high levels of particulate matters 2.5 microns ...

Bangkok air quality takes a turn for the worse

Thailand’s capital has been engulfed by a hazardous haze since Monday morning, which can affect the health of residents in 58 districts.Air Quality and Noise Management Division reported that records of the average PM2.5 (particles less than 2.5 micrometres in diameter) dust particle level within ...

The Nation Reporter

High time to tackle haze

At a glance, the opening of the Centre for Air Pollution Mitigation (CAPM), which is tasked with reducing levels of the toxic PM2.5 fine dust, seemed like a promising sign.The centre is to serve as a focal point for getting ministries and agencies on the ...

Bangkok air quality slips as temperature drops

Bangkok’s air quality is seeing deterioration with the arrival of winter, making the health of sensitive groups vulnerable, the latest readings show.The Air Visual application reported on Sunday that Bangkok’s air pollution level, according to the US Air Quality Index (AQI) standard, stood at 111, ...

The Nation Reporter

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