PM2.5 has gained wide public awareness amongst Thais for nearly a decade. Many probably have questioned how much longer we need to live with the health crisis brought on by the annual recurrent problem of ultra-fine dust particles which the World Health Organization (WHO) claimed causes 4.2 million premature deaths worldwide each year. However, […]
Acceptable PM2.5 levels in Thailand still too high and fail to meet world standards, say critics.
Delegates discussed solutions and made decisions on forest fire and haze pollution control in ASEAN and GMS countries.
But in recent years, the practice has become associated with wastefulness, fire hazard and environmental concerns, with pollution becoming a major public health issue in Vietnam’s biggest cities.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is repeatedly issuing warnings that Vietnam is among the most air-polluted countries in the Asia-Pacific region say experts
People affected by emissions from a coal mine project of Thai companies in Tanintharyi Region have urged the Thai authorities to take action.
Urban areas are polluted by transportation, industrial production and daily activities.
People in Hanoi and throughout the Southeast Asian country of Vietnam are starting to wake up and realize the gravity of the country’s air pollution problem, environmental analyst Nguy Thi Khanh told an air quality panel this past May.
Experts call for the China-led development bank to lay foundations for Asia’s clean energy transition, write Liu Qing and Tang Damin
Following growing public alarm triggered by a series of major industrial pollution disasters the Ministry of Industry and Trade last week flagged 28 projects – including more than a dozen coal plants – as warranting “special monitoring” due to the risks they pose to the environment. The coal plants, which involve the state-owned power utility Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) or Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PVN), have become flashpoints for public alarm due to widespread pollution affecting public health and other industry sectors such as farming, fishing and tourism.