Phuket pollution raises tourism stink

Date of Release: 
May 4 2014

On April 25, the sea off Ban Bang Thao in Phuket’s Thalang district turned from emerald green to black, causing tourists to flee the beach.

Needless to say, this has the potential to spell doom for the resort province that depends so heavily on tourism.

It’s the second time in a month that the Bang Thao waters have become heavily polluted.

The first was reported during the Songkran period, when blackened water was seen from the shoreline stretching many metres out to sea.

That’s more than enough to ruin the reputation of the primary industry of this Andaman Sea tourism mecca.


Chemical units releasing toxic ammonia gas in Taloja: Residents

Date of Release: 
Oct 26 2013

Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) regional directorate will monitor the air pollution level in the MIDC Taloja area in the wake of public fear that some ammonia based industries are discharging ammonia gas without proper treatment that is leading to air pollution in the surrounding areas.


Campaign to rid Bishnumati of solid waste launched

Date of Release: 
Sep 28 2013

Around 500 people, including 200 staffers from the metropolis, gathered on the banks of the Bishnumati River today to take part in the river cleaning campaign today.

Kathmandu Metropolitan City Office initiated the campaign today to clean the Bishnumati River by removing solid waste and urging all not to throw such garbage into the river. They gathered at 10 different locations along the river and took part in the cleaning campaign.

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