Wild elephant kills camper in Khao Yai National Park

Khao Yai National Park closed two campsites this morning after a tourist was killed by a wild elephant. The measures came after Prayot Jitboon, a tourist staying at the Pha Kluaymai camping site, died early Friday morning at about 2am when an elephant trampled the site, destroying tents and attacking Prayot, according to Adisak Phusitwongsanuyut, ...

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Three things Bangkok can do right now to improve air quality

Three things Bangkok can do right now to improve air quality

It’s difficult to enjoy the cool that’s descended over Bangkok this week when smog levels have hit lung-burning highs. While the nation’s top environmental official recently...

Thailand’s peak park season cut short as COVID closes key sites

Thailand’s peak park season cut short as COVID closes key sites

At a time of year when people normally swarm mountains, forests and islands under ideal conditions, swelling COVID-19 infections have forced shut over a dozen national parks...

How to see the ‘Christmas Star’ in Southeast Asia

How to see the ‘Christmas Star’ in Southeast Asia

One way to end 2020 strong, stargazers, is with a must-see celestial show. Each evening now through Monday, see the two largest planets in our solar system slide closer to each...

Can’t breathe today, Bangkok? Don’t look up, it’s ugly.

Can’t breathe today, Bangkok? Don’t look up, it’s ugly.

Cough cough. Is that COVID-19 or are you just trying to breathe? It only takes looking up today to realize chances are that wintertime smog’s come to shroud Bangkok again.  The...

Just say no to Loy Krathong, campaign urges

Just say no to Loy Krathong, campaign urges

Loy Kratong is tomorrow (also, Happy Halloween!), but a groundswell of opposition to its environmental impact has led to calls not to celebrate it this year. While the nation’s...

Return of the Smog: 2020 coming to a filthy end for Bangkok

Return of the Smog: 2020 coming to a filthy end for Bangkok

While it’s been some great months breathing “healthy” air through face masks, it only takes looking skyward to see those days are over. Bangkok yesterday at noon saw its...

Collapsing islet decimates coral in southern Krabi province

Collapsing islet decimates coral in southern Krabi province

One-fifth of the coral off a small islet in the Andaman Sea were destroyed after roughly 50,000 tons of cliff collapsed into the water. Divers today found the massive rock fall,...

Dive into the Andaman again when Similans reopen Oct. 15

Dive into the Andaman again when Similans reopen Oct. 15

Long closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic this year, popular Andaman destination Similan Islands will reopen Oct. 15. Up to 3,850 visitors who book through an app will be allowed...

Thailand urged to defend Mekong against Sanakham dam project

Thailand urged to defend Mekong against Sanakham dam project

“Water rises so fast and drops so fast because the water doesn’t flow naturally… It has huge impacts on us. It’s hard to catch any fish, and the fish cannot lay eggs,”...


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