Category Archives: Singapore

China tops WHO list for deadly outdoor air pollution

More than 1 million people died from dirty air in one year, according to World Health Organisation China is the world’s deadliest country for outdoor air pollution, according to analysis by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The UN agency has … Continue reading

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Indonesia dismisses study showing forest fire haze killed more than 100,000 people 

Authorities from Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore have rejected recent research on the number of early deaths caused by last year’s fires Indonesian, Malaysian and Singaporean authorities have dismissed research that suggested smoky haze from catastrophic forest fires in Indonesia last … Continue reading

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Haze Makes Unwanted Return in Kalimantan, Sumatra, Singapore and Malaysia 

Visibility levels in Sumatra and Kalimantan have decreased sharply as haze blanketed various parts of the islands and neighboring Singapore and Malaysia over the weekend. In South Kalimantan, the cities of Banjarmasin and Martapura were blanketed by haze caused by … Continue reading

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Singapore’s Air Quality Remains Unhealthy as Haze Worsens

Singapore’s air quality stood at unhealthy levels as haze from Indonesian forest fires intensified Friday, blanketing the city-state in a layer of smoke. The three-hourly air pollution index peaked at 215 as of 2 p.m. before slipping back to 188 … Continue reading

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New bands for PM2.5 air pollution readings 

Bands will help public interpret readings better, says NEA, three-hour PSI to be phased out From Monday (June 27), one-hour readings of fine particulate matter, or PM2.5, will come with bands indicating if levels are normal, elevated, high or very … Continue reading

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Air quality may enter unhealthy range Friday: NEA 

Air quality in Singapore is expected to be in the high end of the moderate range and may enter the low end of the unhealthy range tomorrow (Nov 6), the National Environment Agency (NEA). This may mark the end of … Continue reading

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Haze Chokes Singapore Again as El Nino Helps Rainforest Burn

The choking haze blowing across Southeast Asia from burning rainforests in Indonesia is worsening again and may last several more weeks as an unusually strong El Nino keeps away seasonal rain that would quench the fires. Singapore’s air quality deteriorated Tuesday … Continue reading

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Helping Kalimantan at the heart of the haze

Every year, a haze spreads across South East Asia – at the heart is Indonesia’s Central Kalimantan, where raging forest fires cause the hazardous air pollution. Several provinces of Kalimantan often experience the direct wrath of the fires, with hundreds of … Continue reading

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