environment

6 Sep 2023
In a decisive affirmation of an earlier ruling, an appellate court dismissed charges of trespassing and property damage brought by a construction investor against environmental activists. The charges arose from a dispute concerning the environmental impact of a ferry terminal construction project.
16 Mar 2023
Fermented fish jars, once a sign of prosperity in Thailand's northeast, are now a grim reminder of a culinary tradition threatened by the construction of dams on the Mekong River.
3 Mar 2023
Waste in the Mekong is largely due to poor waste management by riverine communities. Although it includes plastic materials from China, this material may well have been discarded locally. There are also an abundance of discarded containers from Thailand and neighbouring Myanmar. Moreover, microplastic contamination can now be found along the entire length of the river.
26 Jul 2022
The Save Na Bon group is returning home after 9 straight days of protest following a promise from the government to form another committee to conduct a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of a project to construct two biomass power plants in their community. 
20 Apr 2022
Election banners have become a leading campaign gimmick in the gubernatorial race. In response to criticism that the plastic banners are wasteful relics from the pre-digital era, some candidates have come up with ‘green’ alternatives, like shrinking banners or promising to recycle them after the vote is over. 
6 Apr 2022
50 residents of Kaboedin village, Omkoi district, Chiang Mai, filed a lawsuit with the Chiang Mai Administrative Court on Monday (4 April) to revoke an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for a coal mine project sited near their community.
4 Feb 2022
Mineral resource-related civil society network submitting a letter to the coalition of opposition parties asking for an inquiry into the restart of Phichit Gold Mine by Kingsgate Consolidated Limited, exposing four major flaws and how the mine has caused grave health impacts on the public, the environment, nature and local ecology.
25 Jan 2022
PM2.5 has gained wide public awareness amongst Thais for nearly a decade. Many probably have questioned how much longer we need to live with the health crisis brought on by the annual recurrent problem of ultra-fine dust particles which the World Health Organization (WHO) claimed causes 4.2 million premature deaths worldwide each year.  
5 Jan 2022
Community rights activist Khairiyah Rahmanyah, 18, said she received a summons from the Pathumwan Police Station for violating the Emergency Decree and the Sound Amplifier Act.
1 Jan 2022
A trip back through 2021 through 15 articles chosen by the Prachatai English editorial team.
9 Dec 2021
Villagers from Chana District, Songkhla Province, have returned to Ratchadamnoen Avenue to protest against the Chana industrial project after they were arrested on Monday night (6 December) while protesting in front of Government House.
27 Aug 2021
Renewed efforts by the United Wa State Army’s Hong Pang conglomerate, backed by the SAC regime, to push through construction of two factories on confiscated land near Tachileik, a kilometer from the Thai border, are being strongly opposed by local communities, who want their farmland returned and fear far-reaching polluting impacts.

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