My Sinchew/ Haze

Brazil arrests 63, levies US$8.7m in fines over fires

Brazil's defense minister said on Monday 63 people were arrested and issued fines amounting to $8.7 million after the military was sent to fight raging fires in the Amazon rainforest.


Indonesian forest fires putting 10 million children at risk: UN

Indonesian forest fires are putting nearly 10 million children at risk from air pollution, the United Nations warned Tuesday, as scientists said the blazes were releasing vast amounts of greenhouse gases.


Haze closes Malaysia schools, sparks fears for Singapore F1

Malaysia closed more than 1,000 schools nationwide Wednesday and air quality worsened in Singapore days before the city's Formula One race, as toxic haze from Indonesian forest fires engulfed the region.


Haze and sustainable oil palm development

More and more Malaysian companies are owning large swathes of oil palm plantation lands in Indonesia, and their combined land bank has exceeded what they are holding back in Malaysia.


Indonesia arrests nearly 200 over raging forest fires

Indonesia has arrested nearly 200 people over vast forest fires ripping across the archipelago, police said Monday, as toxic haze sends air quality levels plummeting and sparks flight cancellations.


Indonesians choked by forest fire haze pray for rain

Hundreds of people held a mass prayer for rain in a smoke-filled Indonesian city on Friday, desperately hoping that downpours will extinguish forest fires and wash away the toxic haze covering wide swathes of the country.


11 months of clear sky

Our one and only planet can get burned down by the greed of a couple of money-crazy loonies.


Strong political will to fight haze pollution

Asean countries must work closely together to ensure that the annual haze event will become a thing of the past soon.


Indonesia forest fires surge, stoking global warming fears

The number of blazes in Indonesia's rainforests has jumped sharply, satellite data showed Thursday, spreading smog across Southeast Asia and adding to concerns about the impact of increasing wildfire outbreaks worldwide on global warming.


Hundreds of schools shut as forest-fire haze blankets SE Asia

Huge fires are raging across vast swathes of Indonesia's rainforests -- some of the world's biggest -- with toxic smog shutting hundreds of schools across Southeast Asia, officials said Tuesday.


 

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