Tag: Forest fires

Millions face power cuts as California fires spread

by Jocelyne ZABLIT Californian officials warned Saturday that "extreme" wind conditions were set to fan wildfires across the north of the US state as residents were ordered to evacuate and millions faced power cuts. About 50,000 people were ordered to flee their homes in Sonoma county,...

3 companies linked to forest fires and haze problem have Singapore connections

Singapore—A connection between the current forest fires and haze problems and Singapore was recently revealed as three companies linked to the fires actually have offices in Singapore. A report in the Straits Times (ST) named the three Indonesian companies that have connections to Singapore— Hutan...

Haze affects outdoor eateries as more customers opt to stay indoors

Singapore—The haze that has enveloped the country on unprecedented levels since 2015 is also causing a loss of income for open-air eateries, since unhealthy levels of pollution are causing people, including restaurant patrons, to choose to eat indoors. Air pollution in Singapore has been worsening...

NEA warns air quality in Singapore may become ‘unhealthy’ if fires in Indonesia continue

Singapore—The National Environment Agency (NEA) said on September 10, Tuesday, that if the haze in Sumatra worsens, it is possible that the Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) in the country may enter the unhealthy range. By 8:00 on the evening of September 10, the 24-hour PSI was...

Singapore’s intrepid haze fighter

By Pang Xue Qiang Most Singaporeans study the PSI and PM2.5 to find out the extent of the haze and then complain about the Indonesian forest fires. And then there is Tan Yi Han, 29, founder of the People's Movement to Stop Haze (PM.Haze). “My interest in...