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Environmental Justice

Hundreds of villagers in Nakhon Ratchasima province voice their demand for the immediate shutdown of a potash mine, which they blame for causing environmental damage to their farmlands.
The ambitious land bridge project across the Kra Isthmus aims to enhance global trade routes, but local communities fear a loss of agricultural land and natural resources.
Thailand’s shores are increasingly fortified with seawalls, a move officials claim is essential for erosion control. But environmental groups challenge the necessity of such drastic measures.
In a former communist stronghold along the Thai-Lao border, indigenous communities are picking a new battle. Armed with litmus paper and test tubes, they are fighting the transboundary pollution allegedly caused by the region's largest coal power plant.
For resisting a gold mine that poisoned their lands, a community in northeastern Thailand was lionised by the press as an example of a David-versus-Goliath fight. But years later, the villagers are still struggling to revive the lands – now without the compensation that they were lawfully entitled to.
Amid mounting concerns over the credibility of Environmental Impact Assessments in Thailand, a coalition of communities in four northern river basins has filed a lawsuit against the massive Yuam water diversion project.
Thailand will buy electricity from the Pak Beng Dam in Laos for the next 29 years. And no, people didn’t have a say in it.
Under the Thai government’s “carbon credits” scheme, about 17,000 acres of mangrove forest lands are being placed under the oversight of multi-million baht corporations, leaving some conservationists uneasy.
Aiming for clearer skies, a Thai court has delivered a landmark ruling that demands heightened transparency concerning industrial emissions.