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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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Pattaya Baht Buses to be Fitted with Non-Polluting Breaks

Asia’s leading break manufacturer, Asia Compact recently established a ‘Green Pattaya by Green Compact’ project. The project will encourage two-row seat buses (baht buses) to be fitted with non-polluting breaks.Business Development Manager of Asia Compact Pattana Issarapitakgul said, “We decided to establish this project in hopes to raise awareness about

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