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  1. Smoke, Smog, Dust 2016-2017 Chiang Mai

    https://firms.modaps.eosdis.nasa.gov/map/#z:6.0;c:104.153,16.577 Lot of burning going on in Tak and Lampang. Chiang Rai is almost spotless, so is getting smog from other provinces.
  2. Smoke, Smog, Dust 2016-2017 Chiang Mai

    Chiang Rai has a 60 day burning ban since Feb 12.
  3. Lol. This is gonna create a storm of reactions from the Thais.
  4. The main contributor to the present smog problem is farming, not traffic or bad weather. Mae Sot, Lampang, Isan, Kanchanaburi, Chantaburi, Chiang Mai all have the same smog levels as Bangkok. Only Saraburi and Samut Sakhon are worse due to mining and industries. Right now, 6pm the highest pm2.5 concentration are to be found around Ayuthhaya, which indicates burning of rice fields. http://berkeleyearth.lbl.gov/air-quality/map.php
  5. The ignorance is stunning. Thailand in a nutshell, Im afraid.
  6. Smoke, Smog, Dust 2016-2017 Chiang Mai

    Just check the pollution maps. Its from within the country: Lampang, Tak, Nakom Sawan and Saraburi as main sources. Smog from Myanmar has to get over the mountain ranges first. I heard the same excuses tody, its those pesky Burmese. The burning maps show this is wrong.
  7. Exploiting Cambodians and polluting their country is perfectly normal to you, if I understand your reaction. You didn't score very high of an empathy test, did you?
  8. True, but this is a journalist suggesting it in his or her newspaper. Imagine a Washington Post editor suggesting to dump our nuclear waste in the Sahara desert and then calling it a win-win situation. Even more bizarre is the fact that the same 'newspaper' publishes this article about coal plants being responsible for Bangkok's present air quality issues. http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30338354
  9. Am I reading this correctly? The editor of the Nation wants a poorer neighboring country to build a polluting coal plant and then sell the energy to Thailand. This is bizar.
  10. Smog Airpocalypse Worsens Over Bangkok

    Bangkok is sinking at an estimated speed of 1 to 3 cm per year and might be submerged within 15 years. I've lived in Bangkok for over 13 years and have never seen the air quality so bad over such an extended period. Bangkok is not slowly improving and traffic has not improved. Wear a mask when you go outside, and eat some bananas for some needed anti oxidants.
  11. Smog Airpocalypse Worsens Over Bangkok

    "On Thursday morning, Nichon Kongpeth, spokesman of the Pollution Control Department could not be reached for a comment." Very typical.
  12. Chiang Rai Immigration

    Actually, your landlord or wife has to. Within 24 hours. If not, your landlord or wife risk a fine up to 2,000 baht.
  13. Chiang Rai Immigration

    If you stay 1 night in Chiang Mai (or Hua Hin in my case) and the hotel you stay in reports you to the CM Immigration, you will have to report yourself within 24 hours in CR. I was fined for not doing so. To make it even more bizar is the fact that Bangkok doesnt care much about this rule and Chiang Rai starts handing out fines the moment you move here.
  14. Propaganda BS (PBS), the Broadcaster you can trust. Both Aqicn and Berkely had Bangkok in the orange and red scales. Unhealthy and not within the safety zone. With an eye on the weather forecast and brown clouds hanging over China and Thailands Central Plane, we're about to get choked in the coming week. Nationwide.