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  • Krabi residents say no to dolomite mine

    Krabi residents say no to dolomite mine

    Over a hundred residents in Krabi province have staged a rally against an attempt to operate a dolomite mine in their community. (Dolomite is used for acid neutralisation in the chemical industry, in stream restoration projects, and as a soil conditioner

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    Phuket monkey sterilisation Stage Two underway

    PHOTOS: The Phuket PR Office Southern long-tailed macaques, captured at Khoa To Sae have been sterilised today. 129 macaques were captured yesterday (September 13) at Khao To Sae in Rassada as part of Stage Two in the capture/steralise/release program

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    Two weather systems cooking up a storm, heading our way

    It’s the wettest month of the year and we’re about to get plenty of moisture over the next five days, according to the Meteorological Department. “For most of Thailand, the wettest months are usually August-October

  • Mother and baby elephant found dead in national park

    Mother and baby elephant found dead in national park

    PHOTO: Wild elephant in the Kaeng Krachan national park A wild elephant and its baby have been found dead near a reservoir in the Kaeng Krachan national park in Phetchaburi province, west of Hua Hin near the Myanmar border.

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    Online shopping attracts attention from Customs Department

    We’re getting more used to online shopping. And the Thai Customs Department are getting better at tracking and taxing incoming goods. The Customs Department has stepped up its tax collection for online shopping and provided more convenient services for taxpayers, Kulit Sombatsiri, director general of the Customs Department, said on Thursday

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    BKK Taxi driver fined 2,000 baht for watching porn whilst driving

    PHOTOS: The Nation Yesterday a passenger filed an official complaint with the land office saying that a taxi driver was acting inappropriately by watching ‘porn’ whilst he was driving and taking his shirt off (which was a football shirt and not a proper uniform). Today, the taxi driver was fined 2,000 baht for watching a video disc and dressing improperly while transporting the passenger. Wirat Promthai reported himself to the Land Transport Department at 10am this morning after a female passenger filed a complaint with the department against him

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    Krabi: Erosion threatens fossils on Andaman coast

    By Sitthichai Sikhawat Known as ‘The 75 million-year-old shell cemetery’, the mollusk fossil-filled beach at the Andaman coastal province of Krabi is now facing erosion after being damaged by strong currents over the past two years, a senior official at the Hat Noppharat Thara–Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park said on Sunday. Conserving the 40 centimetre thick fossil layer on the beach has proven to be a battle against the forces of nature, said Plianprasob Khaonuan, head of the shell cemetery park protection unit at Ban Laem Pho in Tambon Sai Thai. Citing the unit’s Sunday inspection, he said another two kilometre long section of fossil deposit beach had also shown signs of severe damage due to the strong waves and that the threat of erosion continued.

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    Man drowns in Phuket jet-ski accident

    A man has died after falling off from a jet-ski at a lagoon in Thalang yesterday (June 21) Thalang Police were notified about the incident at a lagoon on Srisoonthorn Road near the Valley Housing estate in Thalang at 4.30pm. Phuket Marine Police, diving rescue workers and the Thalang Police were involved in the search for the body. The search was taking many hours, hampered by the approaching sunset and the muddy waters

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    Monkey chase in Chalong

    Whilst mischievous monkeys are being rounded up and sent to uninhabited islands around Phuket, one has found its way into a Chalong residential area. A monkey was found running around homes in Chalong yesterday (June 16). Officers of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) stationed at Chalong Municipality were notified at 10.05am that a monkey was searching for food around a worker camp in Soi Yod Sanae

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    DMCR officials inspect the coral areas in Paklok

    Last week locals spoke out against the establishment of a new marina near Koh Hei in the Ao Kung area of Paklok (in between Ao Po and Boat Haven marinas). Conservationists and locals are worried that there will be damage to the coral if construction of a marina is started along with the dredging of a channel for boats to access the new facility. Read the original story  HERE.