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Haze and landspout are among the year’s notable events. 2019 continued the warm trend seen in Singapore over the past decades. Since February 2018, Singapore’s monthly mean temperatures were above the respective monthly average for 23 consecutive months. The annual mean temperature in 2019 was 28.4°C. This was 0.9°C higher than the 1981-2010 long-term average, …

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In Brazil, the world’s largest tropical rainforest is burning. Indonesia is home to the third-largest tropical forest and this too is burning in parts of Sumatra and Kalimantan. Recently, a member of the Environment and Forestry Ministry Fire Fighter Task Force, or Manggala Agni, was killed by a falling tree while trying to extinguish fires …

Forest and land-use fires are ravaging Indonesia’s Sumatra and Kalimantan islands. Haze from these fires threatens lives as inhaling smoke can cause heart and respiratory diseases, leading to premature deaths. We study the intersection of land use, fires and air pollution. Based on our latest study, smoke exposure would lead to about 36,000 premature deaths …

Singapore, 17 September 2019 – The Government’s Haze Task Force (HTF), comprising 28 government agencies and led by the National Environment Agency (NEA), stands ready to minimise and manage the impact of haze on the public. HTF member agencies have put in place robust action plans, allowing tiered responses depending on the intensity of the haze, …

A haze has periodically wafted over Asia for 20 years. But despite rising public health concern, the pollution remains as opaque as the smoke itself, Mike Ives reports.  At the age of 13, Tan Yi Han could not see the edge of his schoolyard. It was 1998 in Singapore, the wealthy city-state known for its …