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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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Singapore offers to help Indonesia again as air quality here on Monday remains in unhealthy range; 24-hour PSI at 11pm: 128-160

Singapore has offered help to Indonesia again as air quality remained in the unhealthy range on Monday (Sept 14) following a hazy weekend. The 24-hour Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) at 11pm was between 128 and 160. The unhealthy range is 101-200. … Continue reading

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Forest-Fire Haze Harming Air Quality in Indonesia, Singapore 

Smog caused by slash-and-burn agriculture in Indonesia is continuing to foul air quality as far away as Singapore, with readings in some parts of Sumatra island deemed “very unhealthy.” A gauge of tiny air-pollution particles was at 344.90 as of … Continue reading

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World Pollutionwatch: Fire can kill – far from the flames 

Vancouver is normally one of the world’s cleanest cities but this July its air resembled that in Beijing due to smoke and ash from forest fires over 200 kilometres away. Further fires along the western side of the US and … Continue reading

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