Tag: air pollution

New study shows increase in mortality rates due to worsening haze in Singapore

Singapore—A study conducted by various healthcare professionals showed a significant link between worsening haze conditions in Singapore and increasing mortality rates from 2010 to 2015. Proponents of the study include medical and health experts from SingHealth, Duke-NUS Medical School, the Health Promotion Board, Singapore University...

S. Korea to suspend 25% of coal plants to fight pollution

South Korea will suspend up to a quarter of its coal-fired power plants in the next three months, even as demand for electricity peaks during the bitter winter, as it seeks to tackle air pollution, Seoul said Thursday. The world's 11th largest economy is struggling...

Dr M: “I don’t know why Indonesia is not accepting our help.”

Malaysia—Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad expressed bewilderment at Jakarta's dismissal of Malaysia's aid to put out the raging forest fires that are gravely affecting neigbours such as Sumatra, Malaysia, Kalimantan, and Singapore. Prime Minister Mahathir said that Malaysia "had offered help all the time" to put...

NEA: Persistent Sumatran forest fires may cause increasingly “unhealthy” air in Singapore

Singapore — Singaporeans, prepare for more polluted air as the situation in Sumatra worsens. The National Environment Agency warned of increasingly "unhealthy" air quality. On Tuesday evening, the 24-hour Pollutant Standard Index (PSI) ranged between 85 and 96. A PSI ranging from 101 and 200 is...

Haze forecasted in August following fires in Indonesia

The Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) has predicted that the warm and dry conditions are expected to intensify this month. They add that due to the intrusion of dry air from high pressure systems in the southern hemisphere, the weather in the first two weeks of...

Burning smell in Singapore’s east due to fire at Johor landfill: NEA

The burning smell that has lingered in the air and has been bothering residents in the eastern side of Singapore was due to a fire at a landfill in Johor, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said. Upon checking, the Department of Environment in Johor confirmed that...