• Wed, 23 Jan 2019 12:51
    Air pollution keeping Bangkok students at home
    Air pollution has forced the suspension of classes at private schools across Bangkok this week, though on Wednesday the Pollution Control Department (PCD) reported fewer areas with unsafe levels of PM2.5 – airborne particulates 2.5 microns in diameter and smaller.
    national
  • Wed, 23 Jan 2019 01:00
    In China, unhappiness tracks poor air quality
    Eye-watering, throat-scratching air pollution is a major driver of big city blues in China, according to a study published yesterday that matched social network chatter with fine-particle pollution levels.
    opinion
  • Wed, 23 Jan 2019 01:00
    Bangkok air hits ‘code red’ while authorities resist strong measures
    THE CAPITAL’S air pollution situation became more severe yesterday, as the quantity of dangerous PM2.5 particles rose to code-red status of above 90 micrograms per cubic metre of air at many locations. If the level remains that high for three consecutive days, drastic measures may be implemented, perhaps including a ban on the use of cars by 2 million civil servants.
    national
  • Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:17
    Bangkok air hits ‘code red’ while authorities resist strong measures
    THE CAPITAL’S air pollution situation became more severe yesterday, as the quantity of the dangerous PM2.5 particles rose to code-red status of above 90 micrograms per cubic metre of air at many locations on the first day that the government agencies started counting
    national
  • Mon, 21 Jan 2019 11:47
    Windless Bangkok strangles in smog, but forecast improves
    Bangkok’s air pollution crisis worsened on Monday as predicted, with 23 locations along main roads and 16 other areas reporting unsafe levels of PM2.5, the health-threatening airborne particles 2.5 micrometres or less in diameter.
    national
  • Mon, 21 Jan 2019 01:00
    Get tough on diesel, vehicle numbers to tackle smog, experts urge
    THE SEVERITY of Bangkok’s air pollution suggests that the national government’s pursuit of a “low-carbon economy” has fallen short of needs, say experts, who recommend higher taxes on “dirty fuel” and a reduction in the number of vehicles on city streets.
    business
  • Sun, 20 Jan 2019 13:35
    Smog expected to worsen on Monday
    With air pollution lingering in Bangkok on Sunday and possibly set to worsen on Monday, the head of the Department of Health expressed concern for the health of people who work outdoors such as street vendors, traffic police, road sweepers and tuk-tuk drivers.
    national
  • Sat, 19 Jan 2019 01:00
    REPORT: Diesel combustion drives this PM2.5 mess, said PCD latest study
    THAI AND MUNICIPAL authorities mounted a successful campaign years ago to control air pollution involving PM10 – particulate matter 10 microns in diameter or more. The problem since then – one that’s steadily worsening and more difficult to curb – is PM2.5.
    national
  • Sat, 19 Jan 2019 01:00
    There’s a cheap gadget to curb air pollution
    There have been many rather far-fetched solutions proposed to deal with Bangkok’s pollution crisis.
    your say
  • Fri, 18 Jan 2019 01:00
    Concerted efforts being made to fight smog, govt assures
    ALL CONCERNED agencies have joined forces to tackle the capital’s smog problem through stricter enforcement of existing laws, while academics suggested that schools and offices be closed on days when air pollution is severe, as PM2.5 is expected to rise to harmful levels again during this weekend.
    national
  • Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:15
    Air pollution alert for Friday
    Air pollution is expected to get worse in Bangkok on Friday following a slight improvement in weather conditions on Thursday.
    national
  • Thu, 17 Jan 2019 01:00
    Smog calls for desperate long-term solutions
    Re: Air pollution a serious threat to public health
    your say
  • Wed, 16 Jan 2019 12:59
    As kindergarteners ail, Bangkok joins top 10 for smog
    A kindergarten in Chatuchak district has suspended classes because of air pollution that has landed Bangkok on the top 10 list of worst-polluted cities.
    national
  • Wed, 16 Jan 2019 10:07
    "Urgent" meeting held Wednesday on smog
    Pollution Control Department and Bangkok Metropolitan Administration on Wednesday hold an urgent meeting on Wednesday in their latest efforts to battle with  the persistent smog while dust particles continued to blanket the capital.
    national
  • Wed, 16 Jan 2019 01:00
    Severe shortage of N95 masks leave many bangkokians at risk
    AFTER spending several days choking on high levels of fine particle dust, many Bangkokians opted for masks to protect themselves, though some were unable to find the N95-grade facemasks required and are calling for the authorities to cover the shortage.
    national
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