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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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Haze blankets Kuala Lumpur, Singapore as fires rage in Indonesia

A regional agency monitoring land and forest fires in Southeast Asia has raised the alert on the danger of haze from Indonesia, as neighbouring Malaysia and Singapore woke up to smoke-filled skies on Tuesday. The ASEAN Specialised Meteorological Centre (ASMC) … Continue reading

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Indonesia’s capital curbs private cars in bid to cut choking pollution

Indonesia’s capital announced new curbs on private cars on Wednesday as it moves to rein in Jakarta’s choking air pollution, but experts warned the measures were unlikely to stamp out the problem. The traffic-clogged city has more than 10 million … 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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Jakarta residents to sue government over severe air pollution

Tired of breathing in some of the world’s filthiest air, a group of activists and environmentalists in Jakarta has decided to sue the Indonesian government to take action. Air quality in the south-east Asian metropolis has plunged dramatically in the … Continue reading

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Jakarta has most polluted air in Southeast Asia: Study

Jakarta ranks first as city with the worst air quality in Southeast Asia last year, a recent study has shown. The study by Greenpeace and AirVisual IQ published on March 5, monitored air quality in hundreds of cities across the … Continue reading

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Deadly air pollution shortens lives by nearly 2 years – researchers

Air pollution, caused largely by burning fossil fuels, is cutting global life expectancy by an average of 1.8 years per person, making it the world’s top killer, researchers said on Monday. The tiny particles ingested from polluted air shorten life … Continue reading

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Expansion of Odd-Even Policy Reduces Air Pollution in Jakarta

Head of Jakarta Environment Department Isnawa Adji claimed the air quality in Jakarta has improved after the expansion of odd-even policy since July 2. “In general, all parameters of air quality in Jakarta are still below the quality standard. But … Continue reading

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