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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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Air quality may enter unhealthy range Friday: NEA 

Air quality in Singapore is expected to be in the high end of the moderate range and may enter the low end of the unhealthy range tomorrow (Nov 6), the National Environment Agency (NEA). This may mark the end of … 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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Smog In Korea 2015: Air Pollution From China Arrives Early In Seoul, Causing Dust Warnings

The annual autumn haze in South Korea has settled over Seoul earlier than usual this year. For the fourth day in a row Thursday, officials issued a fine dust advisory and urged residents to stay indoors to avoid severe air … 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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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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