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Rising public frustration in Thailand over Chiang Mai’s air pollution crisis

Authorities blamed the recurring haze on forest fires and the burning of land for agricultural cultivation in the surrounding areas

Thai tourist hotspot Chiang Mai tops world’s most polluted cities

High levels of pollution frequently hit Thaksin's hometown of Chiang Mai during the early months of the year when farmers often burn crops

Bangkok says work from home as pollution blankets city

Bangkok and the northern city of Chiang Mai ranked among the most polluted cities in the world on a number of days last year

Thai court orders emergency plan to improve air quality

A draft Clean Air Act endorsed by Srettha's cabinet, aimed at tackling the problem, passed its first reading in parliament

Report: Forest encroachment for maize cultivation increased in Lower Mekong

In total, maize farming increased more than 38% from 13 million rai to 18 million rai - almost the size of Belgium - between 2015 and 2023

Thailand chokes on pollution but greens struggle to be heard in...

Green movements have gained little traction with Thai voters

Thailand air pollution leads millions to seek medical help

Respiratory problems, dermatitis, eye inflammation and sore throats were among the most common medical issues

Corn, wildfires blamed for dense smog in northern Thailand, Laos

Residents across northern Thailand and Laos as well as Shan state in Myanmar have been suffering from the worst smog in years

Hazardous Thai pollution deters tourists

Smoke from forest fires and farmers burning crop stubble has suffocated the tourist city of Chiang Mai

Work-from-home order issued as Thai city chokes on pollution

Smoke from forest fires and farmers burning crop stubble has blanketed the popular tourist destination in recent weeks

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