Bangkok flies drones, seeks better ideas to improve bad air | 1/31/2019 | Staff
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A fleet of drones, trucks and small planes sprayed water to try to reduce dust around Bangkok on Thursday while the governor invited critics to brainstorm better ideas to improve the air quality in the Thai capital.

Unhealthy levels of air pollution forced city schools to close Wednesday for the rest of week, and the Public Health Ministry advised against outdoor activities.

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Faced with public discontent as well as a possible health crisis, the city's governor has declared the city a "pollution control zone," allowing firmer measures such as road closings, limits on diesel exhaust, outdoor burning and construction activities.

On Thursday, Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha ordered inspections of factories to measure the pollution levels of their...
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