Published: Oct 10, 2019
Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan and Natural Resources and Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa were in Chiang Mai on Thursday (October 10) to give provincial governors and state agency officials a pep-talk in preparation for another agonising season of forest fires and haze.
Published: Sep 25, 2019
Heavy rain overnight in Yala on Tuesday improved the air quality and helped the residents breathe easier after pollution levels rose dramatically in the southern province as a result of the smog caused by forest fires burning in Indonesia since early this month.
Published: Sep 24, 2019
Smoke from forest fires in Sumatra, Indonesia, caused the 24-hour average levels of PM2.5 – airborne particulates 2.5 microns or less in diameter – in Narathiwat and Yala to hit nearly 90 micrograms per cubic metre of air on Tuesday. The levels were almost double the Thai safe level of 50mcg and quadruple the World Health Organisation’s safety level of 25mcg.
Published: Sep 20, 2019
Sattra Sripan, Palang Pracharat Party MP for Songkhla, met with the Indonesian consul general Fachry Sulaiman on Friday (September 20) to hand in a petition calling on the neighbouring country to tackle and prevent haze from forest fires, which has this week shrouded Songkhla and southern border provinces.