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Sea turtle rescued from sea garbage off Phuket – VIDEO

PHOTOS: Marokus Chundee / Koh Racha Lifeguards A sea turtle has been rescued from sea garbage off the coast of…

15 hours ago

Truck spraying stepped up to prevent swine fever from entering Thailand

Officials at the Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge border checkpoint are stepping spraying and checking trucks in an attempt to prevent African…

2 days ago

New ‘no smoking law’ is not banning smoking in homes – Thai health official

Health official Lertpanya Buranabanthit has been forced to clarify the situation about the so called 'ban' on smoking in Thai…

3 days ago

Chon Buri provincial government aims to protect Pattaya’s Near Islands

Scuba divers, sea walkers and restaurant boats are poised to face new restrictions as the government aims to protect Pattaya’s…

3 days ago

Passive smokers at home are suffering ‘domestic abuse’ – new law

Smoking in your own home in Thailand may now be considered a crime, if the smoke is considered harmful to…

4 days ago

Marium, the Trang dugong, washed up on Libong beach

Six month old dugong, Marium, was released back in the sea early yesterday after she washed up onto the beach…

1 week ago

Homeopathy ‘doctor’ forced to back down on Dengue-cure claims

The Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine has been forced to backtrack from its un-researched claims that its homeopathic…

1 week ago

change.org petition calls on Phuket locals to take action on construction dump

Locals have launched a petition on Change.org to draw attention to a construction dump operating in central Phuket, in the…

2 weeks ago

Formal complaint made about Phuket OrBorTor chief for inaction over environmental issues

Danai Yardee and Chamroon Kerndum, representing a group of Phuket environmental groups, have made a formal complaint against Cherng Talay…

2 weeks ago

Thailand’s dengue fever cases “double the five year average” – epidemic declared

"The situation is also the same in Thailand's neighbour countries." The Department of Disease Control on Friday has declared a…

2 weeks ago

Reconstructed Pattaya Beach officially opened

PHOTOS: Pattaya Unlimited | Pattaya Mail The Thai Transport Minister and senior marine-management officials have hailed the rebuilding of Pattaya…

2 weeks ago

Health warning: Chikungunya cases up in Thailand’s southern province

Thai health authorities are reporting 86 new cases of the Chikungunya virus in the last week alone. There have been 3,592…

2 weeks ago

Electric vehicles on the rise but the take up is slow in Thailand

"Two trends will develop in Southeast Asia. The first is new operators of EV taxi fleets such as cars and…

2 weeks ago

Injured dolphin rescued off Phang Nga

An injured dolphin is being cared for after being rescued along Tai Mueang beach in Phang Nga, southern Thailand. National…

2 weeks ago

Thailand: Paradise Lost? Part 1.

by guest blogger Kent Bowie Thailand has seen rampant tourist development and expansion over the past 25+ years, but at…

2 weeks ago

Little Marium growing up in a Dugong Thai nursery

Marium, an orphaned baby dugong found along the Krabi shore two months ago, will remain in the care of a…

2 weeks ago

Not everyone is happy with the closure of Thailand’s National Park hot spots

PHOTO: Sunrise Divers Nature happy. Tour operators unhappy. The closure, albeit temporary, of several of Thailand's favourite marine national parks and…

3 weeks ago

Electric boats will help alleviate some of Bangkok’s air pollution

By Pratch Rujivanarom As part of yesterday's World Environment Day, the UN Environment Program Agency says they're working with local partners…

3 weeks ago

Baby dugong ‘Marium’ being cared for in Trang

PHOTOS: DMCR A baby dugong, which was found lost in Krabi two months ago, has been given the name ‘Marium’…

3 weeks ago

Grab electric tuk tuks launch in Chiang Mai

Grab, the nemesis of the old taxi and red bus network in Chiang Mai, has signed an agreement with government…

3 weeks ago