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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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Scientists warn of health damage from Indonesia’s haze fires 

Toxic fumes from the Indonesian fires that have spread a choking haze across Southeast Asia may be doing more harm to human and plant health than officials have indicated, scientists measuring the pollution say. Farmers are expecting a poor harvest … Continue reading

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Haze brings bootcamps, dragon boats to standstill in Singapore

Pollution from the burning of Indonesia’s rain forests appears to be claiming another casualty: physical fitness in Singapore. Poor air quality is keeping people indoors, denting demand for outdoor exercise in the usually balmy city-state. “We’re an outdoor fitness company, … 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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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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Singapore: Air Pollution Closes Schools 

Singapore will close all primary and secondary schools on Friday as worsening pollution causes air quality to deteriorate, the Ministry of Education said Thursday. Smoke from slash-and-burn farming methods in Indonesia has created a choking haze over Singapore for weeks. … Continue reading

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Indonesia arrests executives of ‘haze-causing’ companies

Indonesia arrests executives from seven companies accused of being behind illegal forest fires causing air pollution in the region. Correspondents say such arrests are rare, but could result in fines and prison sentences of up to 15 years. Haze caused … Continue reading

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