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AFTER: The sidewalk at Siam Square last Thursday. Barricades have been set up below Siam skytrain station where a bustling night market used to be to prevent street vendors from returning. (The Straits Times/Tan Hui Yee)

Air pollution in 14 provinces across Thailand is much higher than World Health Organisation (WHO) safe limits, Greenpeace revealed Monday in a shock report.

Read more: Air pollution alert in 14 Thai provinces

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In 2011, Bangkok was hit by its worst flooding in half a century. Source: Shutterstock

IN Phrom Samrit, a squatter settlement along a major canal in Bangkok, most of the 300 households live cheek by jowl and have become used to floods after living next to water all their lives. But now their resilience is being chipped away, says Adirak Sangnut, the slum’s elected leader.

Read more: In the face of worsening floods, Bangkok struggles to protect slum dwellers

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The second Thailand’s Assessment Report on Climate Change was released by the Thailand Research Fund on Wednesday with a series of recent studies on climate change’s impact, mitigation and adaptation.

Read more: Climate Change Report Urges All Sectors to Take Action

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