Badly burned civet puts wildlife face on Chiang Mai fire

A nocturnal forest dweller badly burned in Chiang Mai is expected to live after footage emerged this morning of it regaining its appetite. The badly disfigured and partially blinded Asian palm civet, gender and age unknown, was named “Ranger” by the doctor who treated it after it was found wandering in the wake of another ...

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Phu Kradueng blaze sparked by human activity: Environment Minister

Phu Kradueng blaze sparked by human activity: Environment Minister

The wildfire that scorched a large portion of a popular national park was caused by human activity, authorities announced Tuesday.  The blaze in the Phu Kradueng National Park,...

Wildfire ravages Phu Kradueng National Park

Wildfire ravages Phu Kradueng National Park

Firefighters spent nearly 20 hours battling a raging forest fire that broke out in one of the country’s most popular national parks. Flames erupted Sunday morning at the Mesa...

Tuu thirsty, tuu drought: PM urges Thais to ‘use water wisely’ during crisis

Tuu thirsty, tuu drought: PM urges Thais to ‘use water wisely’ during crisis

Drought is ravaging the kingdom once again, leading the retired general slash coup-maker slash prime minister to urge everyone to do their part by using water wisely. Prayuth...

Construction work halted 3 days in bid to cut smog pollution

Construction work halted 3 days in bid to cut smog pollution

With Bangkok’s smog back up to “unhealthy” levels again, City Hall yesterday ordered a halt to all construction work in the capital for three days. Today through Thursday,...

Singer-actor Tono splashily announces 80km swim for sea life

Singer-actor Tono splashily announces 80km swim for sea life

A Thai singer-actor on Tuesday announced he would swim across the Gulf of Thailand to raise funds for marine wildlife and to raise awareness of plastic pollution.  Phakin...

Classes at 400 public Bangkok schools canceled due to smog

Classes at 400 public Bangkok schools canceled due to smog

More than 400 public schools will be closed tomorrow due to the thick, unhealthy smog which has blanketed Bangkok daily for weeks. City Hall announced late Tuesday afternoon the...

5 drown after boat sinks in parched northern Thai reservoir

5 drown after boat sinks in parched northern Thai reservoir

Drought conditions contributed to the deaths of five people yesterday in Uttaradit province, where a boat capsized after striking a tree stump and capsizing in a reservoir. The...

Clear Bangkok’s air by working from home: health minister

Clear Bangkok’s air by working from home: health minister

Employers need to seriously consider letting workers telecommute as a way to help tackle Bangkok’s wretched smog, the top health official said yesterday. A year after his...

Masks On! Bangkok smog is back from the holidays

Masks On! Bangkok smog is back from the holidays

Not a good morning, Bangkok.  Only a few weeks since it last turned the sky into soup, heavy smog returned to the capital in force Wednesday. Air quality had fallen to a very...


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