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Lampang at risk from forest fire haze 

Residents of Muang district in Lampang have been urged to wear face masks to protect themselves against haze pollution as authorities step up efforts to stop forest fires near Doi Phra Bath. Healthcare workers are advising people on how to … Continue reading

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100,000 may have died but there is still no justice over Indonesian air pollution 

It started with a mild cough. Muhanum Anggriawati was just 12 years old when the cough began, transforming within weeks into a violent hacking that brought up a yellowish-black liquid. At the end of last year, her father told an … 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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Study Predicts Increased Air Pollution Levels from CO Wildfires 

New research says more than 80 million residents of Western states will be subject to increased health risks from wildfire pollution in future decades. (Pixabay) DENVER – As Western states continue to struggle with an increasing number of large-scale wildfires … Continue reading

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Riau air pollution reaches dangerous level 

Riau has grappled with severe air pollution for the past week as land and forest fires continue to spread. In the Mandau and Pinggir districts in Bengkalis regency, air pollution has already reached dangerous levels. Based on Riau Land and … Continue reading

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Extreme haze forces 77 schools to close for two days 

Seventy-seven schools in south-western Sabah are closed for two days after thick smoke enveloped the area amidst simmering peat fires from the Binsuluk Forest Reserve in the Klias peninsula. Schools in Beaufort (53), Papar (10) and Kuala Penyu (14) were … Continue reading

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Wildland fire emissions worse in polluted areas: Study shows biomass grown in areas of poor air quality releases more pollutants when burned than biomass grown in clean air 

When plant matter burns, it releases a complex mixture of gases and aerosols into the atmosphere. In forests subject to air pollution, these emissions may be more toxic than in areas of good air quality, according to a new study … Continue reading

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Indonesian province declares emergency as forest fires flare 

Indonesia’s western province of Riau has declared a state of emergency over forest and land fires blazing on the island of Sumatra, a government official said on Tuesday (March 8). The fires, which send choking smog over Southeast Asia every … Continue reading

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