Tag Archives: Kalimantan

Air pollution in Kalimantan, Sumatra at one of the lowest levels since August 

Cities across Kalimantan and Sumatra, which have been shrouded by the haze for months, are finally breathing easy with air pollution at possibly one of the lowest levels since the crisis started in August. On Monday morning, all but one … Continue reading

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Indonesia burning: forest fires predicted to be worst on record 

There are widespread forest fires in Indonesia almost every year during the dry season, but this year’s are proving particularly devastating, destroying vast tracts of jungle and blanketing neighbouring countries in toxic smog How serious are this year’s fires? Nasa … Continue reading

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Indonesia considers national emergency over forest fires

Indonesia is considering declaring a national emergency over fires that have been smouldering across the archipelago for weeks, sending haze drifting across much of Southeast Asia, the vice president said on Tuesday. Indonesia is considering declaring a national emergency over … 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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Asian haze set to become worst on record

Malaysia has ordered all schools to close for two days as choking haze blanketing a large swathe of south-east Asia is on track to become the worst on record. The fog-like grey smoke caused by slash and burn techniques used to … Continue reading

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Hazardous air quality detected in Kalimantan and Riau 

The Air Pollution Standard Index (ISPU) reached a hazardous level on Saturday in several cities, including in Palangkaraya in Central Kalimantan, Pontianak in West Kalimantan and in Riau’s cities of Pekanbaru, Kampar, Bengkalis and Siak. Palangkaraya’s air quality suffered the … Continue reading

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Haze set to last till November as El Nino stretches dry spell

The haze, a result of forest fires in parts of Indonesia, is set to remain until November, due in part to the dry spell caused by the El Nino effect said to be among the strongest since records were kept … Continue reading

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