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  • 24 Jan 2018- 17:24 by Local Press Report KRABI Phuket Gazette A privately owned palm oil mill in Krabi is being told to close its doors by the Krabi Office of Industry after releasing waste water into a natural canal twice in a month. Corporate Risk Policy Pollution Social Issues Water Quality
  • 10 Nov 2016- 13:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand The economic dependency of the Greater Mekong region on the Mekong River is explored in a report launched today at the 2016 Greater Mekong Forum on Water, Food and Energy. The new WWF report stresses that current unsustainable and
  • 24 Oct 2016- 08:21 by Local Press Report BANGKOK Bangkok Post A Thai researcher has succeeded in producing ethanol from water hyacinth and is aiming to develop the technology needed to commercialise the fuel. The discovery is one day expected to cut the production costs of biofuel and help reduce
  • 21 Sep 2016- 07:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke to the United Nations General Assembly on September 21st, and took the opportunity of his farewell address to urge world leaders to end the war in Syria and bring 2015’s Paris climate
  • 25 May 2016- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Top executives from Australia’s Kingsgate Consolidated Ltd were in Bangkok this week to try to persuade the Thai government to reverse its decision to close the company’s Chatree gold mine by the end of this year. The executives
  • 11 Apr 2016- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand The ongoing drought in Thailand could affect the country’s energy security, Royal Irrigation Department chief Thongplew Kongchan has warned. Speaking at a seminar on drought, held over the weekend, Thongplew said water levels in the
  • 6 Apr 2016- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Thailand has declared 25 provinces-- which include 114 districts and 501 villages-- drought-stricken areas, according to Chatchai Promlert, head of the Department of Prevention and Mitigation of Public Disasters. The provinces have been
  • 29 Mar 2016- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Vietnam’s economy has been hard hit by drought and saline intrusion, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat told a cabinet meeting on March 26th. The country’s economic growth in the first quarter of 2016 is lower than
  • 14 Mar 2016- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Cities in the Asia-Pacific region may not be equipped to handle the disasters that are projected to occur more often and be more intense in the coming years, according to a new report by the United Nations Economic and Social
  • 29 Oct 2015- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Achieving sustainable development in the Asian-Pacific region-- the most disaster-prone region in the world-- will be difficult unless countries there take steps to address disaster-related risks, the United Nations Economic and Social
  • 20 Oct 2015- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos Laos will send an official delegation to Vietnam and Thailand to inform them that construction is starting on the $720 million USD, 260-megawatt Don Sahong Dam, according to Daovong Phonekeo, director general of the Energy Policy and
  • 13 Oct 2015- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand The Thai government is investigating a gold mine owned by Australia’s Kingsgate Consolidated, after local residents claimed that toxic waste from the mine site was contaminating nearby water systems. A joint committee has been formed
  • 9 Oct 2015- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is seeking fresh ideas for dealing with ongoing drought in the country, including measures like creating underground reservoirs or desalinating seawater. Prayut this week instructed officials from
  • 5 Oct 2015- 09:57 by Local Press Report PHITSANULOK The Nation Last week the Primary Industries and Mines Department announced there would be public hearings for a new round of gold exploration in 12 provinces including Phitsanulok. Noen Maprang residents fear the new Mineral Act will allow a gold
  • 15 May 2015- 09:31 by Local Press Report FICHE The National Representatives of residents in seven central provinces yesterday filed a complaint with the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) calling on the agency to probe a gold mine operation that they allege has released toxins into water