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Thailand bans tourists from three more islands

The waters off Koh Khai Nok, Koh Khai Nui and Koh Khai Nai are renowned for their colourful coral displays and are popular with day-trippers from nearby Phuket, but the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) claims that up to 80 per cent of reefs there have been degraded and has decided to ban tourists from visiting them. 10 more words


Japan Fails in Bid to Have G-7 Warn of Global Crisis Risk 

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe failed in his bid to have Group of Seven leaders warn of the risk of a global economic crisis in a communique issued as their summit wraps up Friday in central Japan. 14 more words


Thousands of muslim migrants convert to Christianity after reaching Europe

Thousands of Muslim migrants are converting to Christianity after they arrive in Europe, raising concerns they are being carried out in a cynical attempt to gain asylum. 177 more words

Truck Found 26 Tonnes over Legal Weight Limit

Source: Phnom Penh Post | Fri, 27 May 2016, by Phak Seangly

An overloaded truck’s owner was ordered to pay 7.8 million riel ($1,917) in fines yesterday after his driver was caught with 61 tonnes of wood in his truck, 26 tonnes above the legal limit. 210 more words


27 May 2016. A Point to Ponder from John Muir... All Things ARE Interconnected... This is the ONLY Earth That We Have


I prefer the old-fashioned word “conservation” to “environmentalism”. God appointed us conservators of His Creation… the natural environment is only part of that. We’re not only conservators of the natural world and protectors of our “little brothers”, we’re also conservators of human culture and the artefacts that our civilisation created over the millennia. 115 more words

Personal Reflections

Local Trash Disposal Poor: Study

Source: Phnom Penh Post | Fri, 27 May 2016, by Kong Meta

Waste management services organised by local authorities are underfunded and poorly monitored, with a lack of skilled bureaucrats one of the biggest challenges to the sector, according to a report released yesterday. 224 more words


Driving on I-35? You're on the 'Monarch Highway!'

It’s OK to feel like royalty when you’re cruising down Interstate 35. After all, it’s now the Monarch Highway.

I-35 runs from Duluth to Laredo, Texas, and all six states along the route… 260 more words