Actor raises 231M baht for Thai flood victims

A Thai celeb and volunteer rescuer has raised enough money for northeast flood victims that he plans to give every affected household THB5,000 (US$164).  Bin Bunlueritr, who’s been collecting donations since this past weekend, announced this morning in Ubon Ratchathani that he’d collected over THB230 million (US$7.5 million) to distribute, starting with about 1,000 households ...

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PM spokes defends ‘playing chef’ as death toll mounts in Thai northeast (Photos)

PM spokes defends ‘playing chef’ as death toll mounts in Thai northeast (Photos)

As the death toll rises in the storm-ravaged Northeast while the prime minister travels for light-hearted photo ops, a government spokeswoman assured the public he cares deeply...

Lilly, Thailand’s Greta Thunberg, wages ‘war’ on plastic

Lilly, Thailand’s Greta Thunberg, wages ‘war’ on plastic

Skipping school to glide through a dirty Bangkok canal on a paddleboard, Lilly fishes out rubbish in her mission to clean up Thailand, where the average person uses eight plastic...

Thai couple crafts eco-friendly swimwear from recycled fabrics (Video)

Thai couple crafts eco-friendly swimwear from recycled fabrics (Video)

Sometimes it only takes two to make an impact. Take this crafty Thai couple, for example, who recently launched a line of swimwear made almost entirely of recycled materials. ...

261M baht earmarked for Thai flood relief

261M baht earmarked for Thai flood relief

The cabinet has approved THB261 million in disaster relief funds to help northern Thailand recover from a tropical storm double-whammy last week. Following powerful storms that...

Thai fish now available with 78 types of plastic inside

Thai fish now available with 78 types of plastic inside

Our plastic addiction may be killing more than marine life as researchers revealed this week how it has entered the human food supply.  Read: Planet Plastic: Thai citizens suffer...

Major Thai department and convenience stores to drop plastic bags: gov’t

Major Thai department and convenience stores to drop plastic bags: gov’t

Forty-three of Thailand’s biggest department and convenience stores will stop using plastic bags starting Jan. 1, according to the Thai government. It may have taken...

Podul leaves at least 6 Thais dead in its wake (Photos)

Podul leaves at least 6 Thais dead in its wake (Photos)

At least six deaths have been blamed on Tropical Storm Podul with widespread flooding persisting today following a weekend of powerful storms. The death count rose again Monday in...

Bangkok’s new dog (and human) park opens today (Photos)

Bangkok’s new dog (and human) park opens today (Photos)

A new park designed for human and canine recreation opened today in western Bangkok. Located on Soi Phetkasem 69, the Bang Khae Phirom Park’s 119 rai (19 hectares) of land...

‘Climate Strike Thailand’ to call for gov’t to declare emergency

‘Climate Strike Thailand’ to call for gov’t to declare emergency

The one-two gut punch of dead, adorable sea creatures may be met with calls of action, but a young Thai climate crusader worries it won’t shock society into sustained action....


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