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Fight against garbage in the ocean starts at individual level: Greenpeace

Solutions to the massive garbage “islands” floating off Thailand start at the individual level, but government policy and regulation is also needed, officials and environmentalists have said. Earlier this month, pictures of large amounts of garbage floating in the sea spread on social networks and sparked ...

Disaster centre sounds new flood alerts

Residents in Chumphon, Ranong and Nakhon Si Thammarat are being warned of heavy rainfall, flash floods and mudslides over the next few days. National Disaster Warning Centre issued a warning on January 18 about bad weather in the three southern provinces. The centre has warned ...

Landslide warning for 5 provinces

Five southern provinces are bracing for possible landslides and continued flooding as heavy rain persists in the area. The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department on January 16 announced Chumphon, Surat Thai, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung and Songkhla were particularly at risk. The five provinces were ...

Crisis relief measures hammered out

The government has teamed up with construction material and consumer product companies to offer special discounts to flood victims in the southern provinces. Wiboonlasana Ruamraksa, permanent secretary for commerce, said the traders agreed to the discounts following talks with the Commerce Ministry. The reductions will ...

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