3,500+ hot spots detected by satellite on Sunday, raising pollution concerns

More than 3,500 hot spots were detected in Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos and Malaysia on Sunday, by the Suomi NPP satellite, raising serious concerns over forest fires, cross-border pollution and…

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Traffic moves along a highway shrouded in heavy smog in New Delhi, India, November 3, 2022. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

India’s capital blanketed in smog; private construction banned

India’s capital, New Delhi, was engulfed in thick smog early on Monday as cooler weather exacerbated pollution and the government banned private construction in and around the city to try to limit dust and emissions. Residents of…

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Plan to resolve water pollution caused by flooded landfills and water treatment facilities

Thailand’s Pollution Control Department (PCD) has prepared manpower and equipment, including drones, to be sent to provinces in which landfills and wastewater treatment facilities are flooded, to help resolve the…

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Government agencies ordered to pay ฿9.6bn compensation over Klong Dan project

Thailand’s Pollution Control Department (PCD) and Finance Ministry have lost the legal fight to avoid paying 9.6 billion baht in compensation to a consortium of companies over the corruption-plagued Klong…

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China vows new incentives to cut pollution, CO2, but says ‘stability’ paramount

SHANGHAI, March 5 (Reuters) – China will introduce new incentives to cut pollution and carbon emissions this year, but flexibility and stability remain the country’s top prioritiesas economic pressures mount,…

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High level of air pollution found in 11 areas in and around Bangkok on Monday

Poor air quality has been reported today (Monday) by the Department of Pollution Control in 11 areas of Bangkok and its surrounding provinces, with the worst in Khlong Sam Wa…

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Worsening air pollution forecast until Monday in and around Bangkok

People in Bangkok and its surroundings are being advised to brace for deteriorating air quality, with the amount of PM2.5 dust in the atmosphere reaching health-threatening levels from today until…

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Thailand demands ฿1.8bn from company for toxic waste discharge

Thailand’s Pollution Control Department (PCD) is demanding 1.8 billion baht in compensation from a private company for environmental damage allegedly caused by toxic chemicals discharged from its factory, located at…

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Bangkok’s air pollution ranked world’s 14th worst, more PM2.5 expected next week

Air quality in and around Bangkok will get worse over the next seven days, with increasing accumulation of PM2.5 dust in the atmosphere, as Thailand’s capital was placed 14th on…

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Air pollution in Bangkok, 14 other provinces exceed standard levels, to peak on Saturday

People living in Bangkok and 14 other provinces have been advised to refrain from outdoor activities, such as exercise, from today (Thursday) until Monday, due to worsening air pollution caused…

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Excessive PM2.5 dust covering 23 areas in and around Bangkok

23 areas in Bangkok and surrounding provinces are experiencing air pollution today (Thursday), with the amount of PM2.5 dust in the atmosphere exceeding the 50-micron safety level, partially due to…

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Excessive amounts of PM2.5 dust found in many areas in and around Bangkok

The amount of PM2.5 dust in 11 areas of Bangkok and its peripherals exceeds the standard level of 50 micrograms/cubic metre today, according to the Pollution Control Department’s Air4Thai website….

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Worsening air quality in Bangkok, provinces nearby forecast through next month

People living in Bangkok and its surrounding provinces are advised to brace for an increase in PM2.5 dust in the atmosphere, which is expected to get worse during the cold…

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PM2.5 pollution returns to Bangkok

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is warning of an increase in PM2.5 dust between December 5th and 7th, especially in Khlong Sam Wa, Min Buri, Nong Khaem, Tawee Wattana, Bang…

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No hazardous chemical residue found from blaze at foam factory in Pathum Thani

No dangerous chemical residue has been found and the air quality in Pathum Thani province remains normal, according to the Pollution Control Department, following a fire that broke out on…

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PM2.5 dust forecast for Bangkok and vicinity from late October through February

People living in Bangkok and its surrounding provinces are advised to prepare for PM2.5 dust pollution, coinciding with the arrival of high atmospheric pressure from the end of October until…

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PM reaffirms the need to increase measures to combat smog problem

On the evening of January 31st, Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said the government will further increase measures to deal with the ongoing smog problem in and around Bangkok. The…

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