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Indonesian forests are burning, and Malaysia and Singapore are choking on the fumes

Malaysian authorities distributed half a million face masks to residents on Tuesday after large-scale forest fires in Indonesia spread smoke and thick smog to neighboring countries. Intense forest fires have raged across the Indonesian regions of Sumatra and Kalimantan in … Continue reading

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Indonesian government under pressure to stamp out toxic haze

Rampant forest fires are causing polluting smog to travel to neighbouring Malaysia and Singapore, sending air quality plummeting in Southeast Asia Indonesian leader Joko Widodo warned Tuesday that officials would be sacked if they failed to stamp out rampant forest … Continue reading

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South-East Asian haze increases risk of respiratory mortality

Research has shown a significant association between haze events in South-East Asia and mortality rates caused by respiratory illness on the west coast of peninsular Malaysia. Research has shown a significant association between haze events in South-East Asia and mortality … Continue reading

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