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Chiang Mai launches campaign to reduce haze pollution

CHIANG MAI, 8 March 2012 (NNT) – Minister to the Thai Prime Minister’s Office Worawat Auapinyakul has joined hands with Chiang Mai Governor M.L. Panadda Diskul in a walk rally campaign, which aims to eradicate forest burning within one week. At the Tha Pae Gate Plaza in Chiang Mai province, Mr.

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Thousands may be evacuated in haze-hit Chiang Rai, Mae Sai

His Majesty the King of Thailand is worried about the haze in the North and has instructed the president of the Rajaprajanigroh Foundation to visit affected areas, a senior official said yesterday. The Pollution Control Department yesterday reported that atmospheric levels of fine-particle dust, or PM 10, were unsafe in all

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Court dismisses Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport noise pollution case

BANGKOK, Feb 29 – Thailand's Central Administrative Court on Wednesday dismissed the request of residents living near the country's main airport seeking an injunction to temporarily ban nighttime flying to reduce noise pollution. The court's decision came as the first plaintiff, Sanun Worasooksri, and 359 others filed a lawsuit against Airports

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Dangerous haze in six Thai provinces: PCD

Six province in the Upper North were covered by unsafe levels of haze, the Pollution Control Department reported yesterday. Air in the provinces contained fine particles beyond the acceptable level of 120 micrograms per cubic metre (mg/m3). The latest reading of particulate matter of up to 10 micrometres (PM10) in the

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Thai Public Health Ministry sends sanitary masks to 8 Northern provinces

BANGKOK, 19 February 2012 (NNT) - Thailand's Minister of Public Health has instructed the Disease Control Department to deliver sanitary masks to eight northern provinces being plagued by haze pollution in order to prevent local people from inhaling smoke and dust. As the level of haze pollution in the North of

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Air in Northern Thailand exceeds safety standards

CHIANG MAI, Feb 17 – Haze pollution covering parts of Thailand's northern provinces is worrisome, with the particulate dust particle level rising over the safety standard with airports needing to turn on runways light to increase visibility for aircraft taking off and landing. Supeera Laddachayaporn, head of the local environmental quality

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Bangkokians urged to join Bangkok Car Free Sunday

BANGKOK, 9 July 2011 (NNT) – The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), the Bangkok Bicycle Campaign network and related organisations have invited Bangkok city dwellers to take part in the First Bangkok Car Free Sunday at Lumphini Park this Sunday morning. According to BMA Spokesperson Jate Sopitpongstorn, the Bangkok Car Free Sunday

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