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Underwater divers in plastic-choked waters off the coast of Thailand snip through discarded nets tangled around a reef – a new initiative helping protect marine life and aiding the fight against coronavirus.
CHONBURI (Thailand), Jan 22 (AFP): Underwater divers in plastic-choked waters off the coast of Thailand snip through discarded nets tangled around a reef -- a new initiative helping protect marine life and aiding the fight against coronavirus.
BANGKOK (The Straits Times/ANN): It's the time of the year when millions of tourists usually swarm Thailand's beaches, wade into the sea, troop through forests and soak in waterfalls. This year, with national parks closed and people cooped up at home to contain the coronavirus pandemic, wildlife is getting a breather -- and venturing further out.
IT is rare to see a threatened species of sea mammal in shallow waters in southern Thailand but thanks to travel restrictions that have stripped popular destinations of crowds of tourists, a large group of dugongs has made their presence known.
BANGKOK (Bloomberg): Two things Thailand is famous for are its delicious street food and its wonderful beaches. Sadly, the first typically comes in plastic bags that often wash up on the second - not good for a country that relies on tourism for a fifth of its revenue.
BANGKOK: A plastic bag ban that came into effect last week to force shoppers to go green is threatening to sink its makers in the red, even as factories slash prices to woo retailers.
BANGKOK: A plastic bag ban that came into effect last week to force shoppers to go green is threatening to sink makers of the environmentally unfriendly disposable in the red, even as plastic bag factories slash prices to woo retailers.
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand began the year with a ban on single-use plastic bags at major stores, continuing a campaign launched by the government and retailers towards a complete ban in 2021 to reduce waste and debris in the sea.
BANGKOK (ANN): It is an year-end tradition for the press corps at Government House to come up with nicknames for the government and the ministers in an expression of collective opinions towards those in power, based on what they have achieved in the course of the year.