Tag: Forest fires

While world grappled with Covid-19, Indonesia lost over 200,000 hectares to forest fires

Singapore -- Much of the world’s attention this year has been on the Covid-19 pandemic, which has caused 55 million infections and more than...

Indonesia hit with $5.2 billion in forest-fire losses: World Bank

Forest fires that raged across Indonesia dented Southeast Asia's biggest economy to the tune of some $5.2 billion, the World Bank said Wednesday, not...

3 firms with ties to Singapore linked to this year’s forest fires & haze

Singapore—In late September, at the height of the haze that affected South East Asia, including parts of Singapore, news emerged that there were three...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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