My Sinchew/ Haze

173 hot spots detected in Riau

The haze is back to blanket Riau and reduce vision this morning, to 70 metres at the Pekanbaru Airport, and 800 metres in Dumai.


API in five areas reach unhealthy level

Five locations in Melaka, Selangor and Kuala Lumpur have registered unhealthy level Air Pollutant Index (API) readings this afternoon, the Department of Environment (DoE) said in a statement today.


Haze from Indonesian fires returns to Malaysia

Haze blanketed parts of Malaysia on Monday, weeks after the region suffered its worst pollution from forest fires in Indonesia in more than a decade.


Haze to return briefly due to change in wind direction

The haze is expected to return for two or three days following a change in the wind direction.


Haze may return, more hotspots detected in Sumatra

The National Environment Agency (NEA) says Singapore may experience hazy conditions in the coming days.


Indonesia to ratify Asean Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution by year-end

Indonesia will ratify the Asean Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution by year-end or early next year, said its Environment Minister Prof Dr Balthashar Kambuaya.


Indonesia set to ratify haze treaty by early 2014

Indonesia said Wednesday it hopes to ratify a regional treaty by early next year to fight smog from forest fires that bring misery to millions in the region.


RSPO panel to delve into Indonesian hotspots

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) will now have to determine whether the origin of the fires within 74 hotspots on PT Jatim Jaya Perkasa's concession was a result of systemic failure in managing environmental related risk or otherwise.


Regional delegates to discuss haze

About 40 delegates from Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei and Thailand gathered here today, to attend a technical task force meeting to strengthen regional collaboration in dealing with the haze.


Haze-hit nations say ASEAN meet unlikely to clear the air

Five Southeast Asian nations meet later Monday to discuss the hazardous smog that blights the region every year but the affected countries hold little hope of a permanent solution.


 

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