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Koh Jik's journey to nearly 100% solar power

Koh Jik, a small island in Thailand, has emerged as a model of sustainability by transitioning almost entirely to solar power.

Pattamon Wongrattna reports for Deutsche-Welle.

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Thailand tries nature-based water management to adapt to climate change

A new report assesses the efficacy of two nature-based approaches to water management in Thailand, which represent a step away from the country’s typically top-down, hard-engineering approach and present several benefits to the environment and communities.

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Taps run dry on Thai island as tourism boom worsens water shortage

Authorities on Koh Samui are working to tackle a water shortage that has left taps running dry often for months, saying they do not want the Thai island to become a “disaster zone”.

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It's so hazy - every breath a struggle, as air pollution harms health in Thailand

An elderly patient hooked up to a tangle of tubes lies struggling for breath in a Bangkok hospital as Thailand battles a "drastic increase" in respiratory problems caused by a spike in air pollution.
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Over 1.3 million people in Thailand suffering air pollution-related diseases

About 1.32 million people in Thailand were affected by air pollution-related diseases between the beginning of the year and March 5th. A specialist in respiratory diseases and tuberculosis is warning that PM2.5 dust can also affect unborn children, if pregnant women are exposed to excessive levels of the fine dust.

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'It just dies': Yellow-band disease ravages Thailand's coral reefs

Underneath the calm turquoise waters off eastern Thailand, a rapidly spreading disease is killing corals over vast stretches of the sea floor, and scientists fear it may be getting worse because of climate change.

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Climate change causes severe damage to Thailand: Report

Floods caused by climate change have claimed the lives of more than 2,000 people and led to damage of 12.59 trillion baht (363 billion USD) to Thailand over the past 30 years, according to a new report by the country’s National Economic and Social Development Council.

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