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    30,000 methamphetamine pills seized, drugs rife due to decreasing prices

    Four drug dealers have been arrested with more than 30,000 methamphetamine pills. The use of methamphetamine pills is on the rise in the region, indeed right around Thailand, due to decreasing prices and increased availability.

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    Police going to visit 3,900 members of ‘organic marijuana’ Facebook group

    Pol Maj-General Panumart Boonyalak, commander of the Patrol and Special Operation Division 191, has threatened a Facebook group promoting ‘organic marijuana’ during a press conference held at 8.30pm last night (Thursday). He also announced the arrest of three suspects.

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    Pineapple farmers to sell crops in PTT stations nationwide

    PTT, the Government-owned petro-chemical giant that commands the largest share of Thai petrol sales, is getting behind the country’s pineapple farmers. Pineapples are one of Phuket’s main agricultural crops but has been hit with low prices for the past year

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    Thai industry declares war on plastic pollution

    It seems the relentless media reporting, photo evidence, social media and horrendous stories about sea creatures being washed ashore consumed by plastics, has now forced Thai leaders to push the issue of plastic use to the top of their priority list. 20 ministries and the private sector have launched a campaign to reduce the use of plastic bags to mark the World Environment Day on June 5 each year. Every ministry in Thailand has agreed to curb its use of plastic bags and foam packaging as part of the government’s pledge yesterday on World Environment Day.

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    Kalasin pagoda collapse – Initial investigation points to three factors

    The collapse of an ancient pagoda under restoration at Wat Kud Wa in Kalasin’s Kuchinarai district yesterday morning, resulting in the death of one worker and four others being injured, stemmed from three main causes. Authorities begun a probe into the Pagoda’s collapse almost immediately yesterday.

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    Pilot whale beaches itself in Songkhla

    PHOTOS: ThaiWhales’ Facebook page A pilot whale has died in Songkhla after being cared for by a team of vets and villagers over four days.

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    UPDATE: Coral bleaching around Thailand waters

    By Pratch Rujivanarom PHOTO:  Save Coral Reefs More coral reefs in Thailand’s seas are suffering from mass bleaching as the result of continuous warm seawater. A special task force to tackle coral bleaching has been set up by the Marine Science Association of Thailand to monitor the bleaching problem and suggest mitigating measures.

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    Whale sharks threatened with extinction

    SPECIAL REPORT By Piyaporn Wongruang, The Sunday Nation Its head was down, while its tail was up to the air, after being tied up tightly with a rope attached to a big reel on that trawler.

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    Mass protest planned after toxic agro-chemicals not banned

    PHOTO: cnchemicals.com A mass protest at Government House is being organised to protest a decision by the government’s Hazardous Substance Committee on Wednesday not to ban reportedly dangerous agricultural chemicals paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos in Thailand. Agro-chemical opposition networks, led by BioThai Foundation and Thailand Pesticide Alert Network (Thai-PAN), yesterday called on citizens to mark the upcoming World Environment Day. The Hazardous Substance Committee approved the continued use of the three chemicals but with stricter regulations and restrictions that they said would ensure safer use of these farm chemicals and limit environmental impacts

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    No ban on controversial toxic agriculture chemicals

    By Pratch Rujivanarom A verdict on the use of herbicides and pesticides paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos has been handed down following a long debate between farmers, officials and environmentalists. This, despite opposition groups pointing out connections between some of the Committee members making the decision and the Agri-chemical companies. The use of the controversial farming chemicals will continue to be allowed, but with tighter regulations and controls Somboon Yindeeyoungyuen, Industry Ministry deputy permanent secretary and chairman of the Hazardous Substance Committee that made the decision yesterday, says three main agro-chemicals will not be banned despite demands from various quarters