Artificial Rainmaking Operation Starts as Pollution Chokes Bangkok

Greenpeace's Thailand director Tara Buakamsri said immediate action should be taken by the authorities, like reducing the number of cars and closing schools in high-risk areas.

Artificial Rainmaking Operation Starts as Pollution Chokes Bangkok

  BANGKOK – Thailand is set to deploy rainmaking planes to seed clouds in an effort to tackle the pall of pollution that has shrouded the capital in recent weeks. The weather modification technique involves dispersing chemicals into the air to aid cloud condensation, which should, in theory, result in rain. “The Department of Royal […]

Alarms Raised as Thailand Oceans Drown in Plastic Waste

The network estimates that around 8 million tonnes of plastic ends up in oceans each year.

Alarms Raised as Thailand Oceans Drown in Plastic Waste

  CHAMPUN, Thailand – In February of last year a patch of plastic trash almost 10 kilometers long was seen floating off the coast of the Gulf of Thailand in Chumpon province, prompting a wake-up call about the plastic pollution problem which has become increasingly serious in recent years. Tara Buakamsri, Thailand country director for […]

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health to Handout Face Masks to Northern Communities Affected by Choking Haze

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health to Handout Face Masks to Northern Communities Affected by Choking Haze

– CHIANG RAI – Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health has convened a meeting to discuss the ongoing air pollution in nine provinces and is preparing to hand out 290,000 pollution resistant masks to people in all affected areas. While chairing a video conference with local health agencies, Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Public Health Ministry […]