‘Inside an oven’: sweltering heat ravages crops and takes lives in south-east Asia

Extreme heat has gripped much of south and south-east Asia over recent weeks, killing dozens of people, forcing millions of students to miss school and destroying crops. In Thailand,…Continue reading‘Inside an oven’: sweltering heat ravages crops and takes lives in south-east Asia

Schools close and crops wither as ‘historic’ heatwave hits south-east Asia

Thousands of schools in the Philippines have stopped in-person classes due to unbearable heat. In Indonesia, prolonged dry weather has caused rice prices to soar. In Thailand’s waters, temperatures…Continue readingSchools close and crops wither as ‘historic’ heatwave hits south-east Asia

Smog and sick kids: Thai pupils endure air pollution

Hundreds of Thai children strain to sing the national anthem, reedy voices and fragile lungs competing against eight lanes of belching traffic next to their school’s open atrium in…Continue readingSmog and sick kids: Thai pupils endure air pollution

Bangkok says work from home as pollution blankets city

Bangkok city employees have been told to work from home to avoid harmful air pollution, as a layer of noxious haze blanketed the Thai capital on Thursday. City authorities…Continue readingBangkok says work from home as pollution blankets city

Shanghai records hottest day in May in 100 years

The temperature at the bustling station climbed to 36.7˚C later in the afternoon, Shanghai’s meteorological service said. Parts of India saw temperatures reach 44˚C (111˚F) in mid-April with at…Continue readingShanghai records hottest day in May in 100 years

Vietnam records highest ever temperature of 44.1˚C

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Thailand air pollution leads millions to seek medical help

About 2.4 million people in Thailand have sought hospital treatment for medical problems linked to air pollution since the start of the year, health officials said, as toxic smog…Continue readingThailand air pollution leads millions to seek medical help

Mitsubishi fully commissions 2.65GW gas power plant in Thailand

Mitsubishi Power said that the fourth and final unit of the Chonburi power plant, a 2.65GW gas-fired power facility in Thailand, has commenced operation. The Chonburi power plant is…Continue readingMitsubishi fully commissions 2.65GW gas power plant in Thailand