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  • Tom 3:41 pm on December 3, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , , British Film, British Film Festival, British International Film Festival, , Central World shopping center, , , global warming, shopping center, , TK Park   

    British Film Festival 2009 kicks off 

    British Film Festival

    British Film Festival

    The British International Film Festival 2009 is being held in Bangkok to screen five quality movies from England.

    The festival revolves around the topic of global warming. The five films include “The Age of Stupid,” “It’s a Free World,” “Is Anybody There,” “The Boat that Rocked,” and “Thomas & Friends.” In addition, there will be a show called “Airplay UK” which contains 15 music videos from England. The show will take place at TK Park in Central World shopping center. (More …)

  • Tom 4:15 pm on November 30, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , atomic power plant, capture, carbon, , , , global warming, , , megawatt, , , , , , , , , ,   

    Thai nuclear power needs govt support 

    nuclear power plant Cattenom

    nuclear power plant Cattenom: commons.wikimedia.org

    The policy on nuclear power plants in Thailand must be imposed at a national level, driven both by the government and parliament, said Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) Governor, Sombat Sarntijaree.

    Mr Sombat said the EGAT had set plans to generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity from coal and nuclear power each. However, the production of electricity from coal was costly as it caused carbon emissions. If the nation was to generate electricity from coal it must use carbon capture and sequestration technologies to tackle the emissions and also bring the production cost of coal electricity to 2.50 baht per unit, the governor said. (More …)

  • Tom 8:13 pm on November 29, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: Chikungunya, doctor, encephalitis, global warming, , human, , mosquitoes, Nipah virus, , , , viruses, WHO,   

    Global warming will contribute to more outbreaks 

    Global Warming

    Global Warming: Flickr.com

    Global warming will contribute to outbreaks of diseases transmitted by rodents and insects, experts say.

    Director of the Center for Cooperation of World Health Organization, Professor Theerawat Hemachutha, said in a seminar on global warming and diseases that global warming would cause a massive migration of animals, especially rodents and insects. These animals, some of them are parasites of larger animals, will be carriers and will spread viruses to humans. One of the most dangerous diseases is encephalitis.

    The doctor also warned against a spread of Nipah virus which is one of the viruses that can cause encephalitis. Bats are the main carrier of the virus which can be transmitted via contact. A pandemic of Nipah encephalitis has been reported in the neighboring Malaysia. Another disease which the doctor warned of is Chikungunya with mosquitoes as carriers. (More …)

  • Tom 1:44 pm on October 18, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , Copenhagen, , , , global warming, , millionaire, , , The United Nations, , , ,   

    The lead countries do not follow their pledge at Global Warming 

    The United Nations

    The United Nations

    The United Nations specified the authorities on negotiation in the Global Warming meeting do not follow the leader’s pledge to achieve the agreement at the conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 7-18 December

    Mr. Yanof Plaster – Head of the Climate Change Party assigned by Mr. Ban Kee Mun – UN’s Secretary-General said in the Leaders’ Conference for Climate changing at UN last month, China and USA the great two countries disposing greenhouse gas had pledged to actualize many subjects but after the meeting for 2 weeks in Bangkok, there were no furtherance such as the cashes millionaire countries would allocate to poor countries and the obligation to limit manufacturing greenhouse gases from the countries. (More …)

  • Tom 8:59 pm on September 2, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , global warming, green space, , Sangha Council, , trees   

    Sangha Council urges temples nationwide to plant 10 trees a day 

    Wat Benchamabophit, Bangkok, Thailand

    Wat Benchamabophit, Bangkok, Thailand

    The Sangha Council resolved to seek cooperation from temples across the country to plant trees in an effort to increase green space and combat global warming.

    Ms Jularat Boonyakorn, Director of the Office of National Buddhism, stated that a total of 35,616 temples throughout the nation had been assigned to plant at least 10 trees each per day. She said 350,000 additional trees would be grown in temple areas as earlier targeted by the council. Each temple would decide on what kind of trees to plant. (More …)

  • Tom 7:14 am on August 28, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , biologist, , exhibitions, exploring, , , , global warming, harmony, inhabitants, Laurent Ballesta, , photographer, Pierre Descamp, PLANET OCEAN, , , Voyage, water world, world beneath the waves   

    Planet Ocean exhibition in Bangkok carries important message 

    Planet Ocean exhibition in Bangkok carries important message

    2009 marks the 6th consecutive year for the annual French Cultural Festival ‘La Fête 2009’ in Bangkok. As part of the festival which runs until October, various exhibitions and shows are on offer. One of these, ‘Planet Ocean: Voyage to the Heart of the Marine Realm’ was launched on Friday to coincide with World Environment Day. It’s one of the festival’s highlights, in which the mysterious beauty of marine life is unveiled.

    Occupying over 75% of the earth, the undersea world’s natural richness is still very much a secret, despite scientists having confirmed the oceans as having been the source of all living creatures. (More …)

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