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NightLight International operates in Bangkok, Thailand, and has branches in Atlanta, Georgia and Springfield/Branson, Missouri, with an outreach post in Phoenix, Arizona. NightLight reaches out to domestic and international women who have been or are at risk of exploitation in the sex industry. NightLight seeks to address the needs ...See More of the women through job training, employment, counseling, education, medical services, child care, spiritual growth, emotional healing, and life skills training. International women can receive assistance through rescue, shelter, medical services, counseling, and repatriation. Show Less

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The main environmental issues that Thailand faces are deforestation, soil erosion, wildlife trade, and air and water pollution.1 The positive economic development that Thailand has experienced has come at the price of the degradation of the country's extensive natural resources.2 The government has launched several initiatives with the hope of improving air quality, reforesting land, beginning to adopt energy efficient technologies, and developing pollution reduction.3 The World Bank is working alongside Thailand to help them implement these initiatives.4 The city of Bangkok has extremely high levels of greenhouse gas emissions.5 In order to curb the effects, the government developed an Action Plan for the years 2013-2023.6 The goal is to improve the organizational capacity of NGOs and governmental agencies in order to create and develop ...See More efficient methods for decreasing the GHG emissions.7 Show Less

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1http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/COUNTRIES/EASTASIAPACIFICEXT/EXTEAPREGTOPENVIRONMENT/0,,contentMDK:20266329~menuPK:537827~pagePK:34004173~piPK:34003707~theSitePK:502886,00.html
2-4 Ibid
5 http://cityclimateleadershipawards.com/bangkok-climate-change-action-plan/
6-7 Ibid
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Thailand News

Huffington Post 
Lindsay Lohan has been vacationing in Phuket, Thailand, and wearing more clothing than one might expect. The 30-year-old actress was spotted wearing a burkini before she went paddleboarding last week, according to The Daily Mail. The burkini was ... See more..
Aljazeera.com 
A court in Thailand has issued an arrest warrant for the heir to Red Bull energy drink fortune who is accused of a deadly hit-and-run accident. Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya is accused of fleeing the scene of a 2012 crash involving his Ferrari after ... See more..
Bangkok Post 
Most Thais regard William Shakespeare's plays as high art which they have to climb a balcony to understand, though they may be surprised to find that the ... See more..
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Human Rights Watch 
(New York) – The Thai government should immediately withdraw the latest draft law that seeks to tighten control of news reporting in Thailand, Human Rights Watch said today. The Media Reform Committee at the National Reform Steering Assembly (NRSA), ... See more..
Stuff.co.nz 
Known for its limestone islands, dramatic cliff faces, sea caves and crystal clear waters, Krabi is a tranquil and relaxed town in south Thailand. One of the top places I stayed was in Railay Bay, a small peninsula with inviting beaches sheltered by ... See more..
Bangkok Post 
Officials destroy pirated electrical goods, luxury products and other items worth 141 million baht at the 11th Infantry Regiment in an event held by the Department ... See more..
Fortune 
Police in Thailand on Wednesday said they would discuss how to speed up taking down "inappropriate online content" after a man broadcast himself killing his 11-month-old daughter in a live video on Facebook. Two videos, which were available for nearly ... See more..
Philippine Star 
MANILA, Philippines - On the eve of the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Thailand yesterday reiterated its support for the peaceful resolution of disputes in the South China Sea. “We would like to see the South China Sea as a ... See more..
New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV 
“I was panicked, too, from my cousin's reaction,” Jiranuj told CNN over the phone Thursday, audibly distressed. “I grabbed his phone.” As she watched with increasing horror and helplessness, Jiranuj witnessed, live, something no parent should ever have ... See more..
The Star Online 
Thailand's 'Handsome Cowboy' rides to Sunway Pyramid. Up, close and personal: Thai movie stars Push and Esther will be in Malaysia to meet fans at Sunway Pyramid today. PETALING JAYA: Fancy meeting a “handsome cowboy” as hot and dishy as ... See more..
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Geography

Southeastern Asia, bordering the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, southeast of Burma
Area

Total 513,120 sq km
Land 510,890 sq km
Water 2,230 sq km

Climate

tropical; rainy, warm, cloudy southwest monsoon (mid-May to September); dry, cool northeast monsoon (November to mid-March); southern isthmus always hot and humid
Natural Resources

tin, rubber, natural gas, tungsten, tantalum, timber, lead, fish, gypsum, lignite, fluorite, arable land ;
Natural Hazards

land subsidence in Bangkok area resulting from the depletion of the water table; droughts
Current Environmental Issues

air pollution from vehicle emissions; water pollution from organic and factory wastes; deforestation; soil erosion; wildlife populations threatened by illegal hunting

Demographics

Nationality
Thai
Population
67,448,120 (July 2013 est.)
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With a well-developed infrastructure, a free-enterprise economy, generally pro-investment policies, and strong export industries, Thailand achieved steady growth due largely to industrial and agriculture exports - mostly electronics, agricultural commodities, automobiles and parts, and processed foods. Thailand is trying to maintain growth by encouraging domestic consumption and public investment to offset weak exports in 2012. Unemployment, at less than 1% of the labor force, stands as one of the lowest levels in the world, which puts upward pressure on wages in some industries. Thailand also attracts nearly 2.5 million migrant workers from neighboring countries. The Thai government is implementing a ...See More nation-wide 300 baht ($10) per day minimum wage policy and deploying new tax reforms designed to lower rates on middle-income earners. The Thai economy has weathered internal and external economic shocks in recent years. The global economic crisis severely cut Thailand's exports, with most sectors experiencing double-digit drops. In 2009, the economy contracted 2.3%. However, in 2010, Thailand's economy expanded 7.8%, its fastest pace since 1995, as exports rebounded. In late 2011 growth was interrupted by historic flooding in the industrial areas in Bangkok and its five surrounding provinces, crippling the manufacturing sector. Industry recovered from the second quarter of 2012 onward with GDP growth at 5.5% in 2012. The government has approved flood mitigation projects worth $11.7 billion, which were started in 2012, to prevent similar economic damage, and an additional $75 billion for infrastructure over the next seven years with a plan to start in 2013. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$662.6 billion (2012 est.); $622.5 billion (2011 est.); $622 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

30.4% of GDP (2012 est.); 28.3% of GDP (2011 est.); 29.1% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

rice, cassava (manioc), rubber, corn, sugarcane, coconuts, soybeans
Industries

tourism, textiles and garments, agricultural processing, beverages, tobacco, cement, light manufacturing such as jewelry and electric appliances, computers and parts, integrated circuits, furniture, plastics, automobiles and automotive parts; world's second-largest tungsten producer and third-largest tin producer