Dirty This biomass plant among a “concerning rise” in human rights violations in renewable energy projects, recording about 200 allegations of land rights and indigenous rights abuses, displacement, violence and threats in the last decade.
Local fishery officials said the water turned blue because it was stagnant, resulting from dam construction in a neighboring country. Without a solution, fish in the Mekong River would be extinct, plankton and dissolved oxygen would decline and its ecosystem would be ruined.
Thailand’s Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) on Tuesday released satellite images showing a drastic drop in the water level of Mekong River this Sunday compared to images captured on January 3.
“In 2017and 2018, I conducted research on PM2.5 sources in Phuket and Bangkok and found 44% came from exhaust emission and 24% biomass burning. Therefore, we should give priority to the exhaust emission control and wildfires to tackle the air pollution problem,” said Dr Siwatt Pongpiachan.
Thailand-based Indorama Ventures, the biggest global producer of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) has committed to quadruple its PET recycling capacity and eliminate 750,000 tonnes of plastic annually from landfills and open dumps that pollute rivers and oceans.
CPO1 Phitsanu was arrested on Friday by a park ranger unit at a hunting camp in Sai Yok district. Park officials found and seized carcasses of wild animals, including seven hornbills, along with several hunting tools and firearms.
“I don’t think that going back to live in our ancestors’ habitat is something wrong. The Karen people have been tolerant in [being relocated]. It is their time [to receive] justice.”
“It looks like China doesn’t care about people living downstream. The Mekong River is now low like this every year, and this has severe impacts on everyone living downstream.”
Bangkok residents with heart disease, kidney disease, hypertension, or diabetes should avoid drinking the water, as should the elderly, small children and small pets.
At present, around 300 000 small– to medium-scale sugar cane farmers in Thailand cultivate 100 million tonnes of sugar cane annually, providing 5.5% of the world’s sugar supply.