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Tag Archives: haze

Stop Haze and Save Lives

The following opinion piece was submitted by PM.Haze (People's Movement to Stop Haze) / 人民抗烟霾行动. Earlier this year at a primary school, we asked students if they remembered the 2015 haze. A boy mustered up enough courage to say “my grandfather died”. Turns out the haze may be deadlier than we thought. A new study released on Monday estimated that …

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Four hotspots in South Kalimantan detected by satellite

TANJUNG, South Kalimantan—In order to fight and reduce land and forest fires, Indonesia continues to monitor  hot spots everyday, either via satellite or by patrols on the ground. On 19 September, Banjarmasin Tribune reported that one of the methods used to monitor by satellite is via data from Aqua Terra (MODIS). MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) is a key instrument …

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Singapore think-tank plans to host haze portal

Singapore, 6 November 2014 – The Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) will work with Indonesian, Malaysian and Singapore experts, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and agribusiness companies to gather more information about the causes of the haze, and sites where the fires burn. The efforts aim to combine real-time thermal hotspots, wind direction, land use and, where possible, concession maps on a …

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The haze at Ground Zero – busting the myths

By Tan Yi Han Last year in June, I visited a village called Harapan Jaya, where fire broke out and burned down newly planted rubber trees. I estimate the area burnt to be about two hectares, or about four football fields. The village is governed by strong laws, which state that if fire burns a neighbouring farmland, the farmer who …

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Singapore offers haze assistance packages to Indonesia and Malaysia

(Haze condition at Raffles Place during last June / Image - Terry Xu) The Ministry of the Environment and Water resources shared that Singapore has offered assistance to Indonesia and Malaysia to combat possible land and forest fires in the run-up to the traditional dry season, to prevent another episode of severe transboundary haze from affecting the region. Transboundary smoke …

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One Kopi, No Haze Please

  “One kopi!” Who would've thought that those two words could change the very air we breathe? Surprising though it may seem, the power to stop haze can start with something as small as our next cup of kopi. Traditionally, this Singapore favourite is made with sweetened condensed milk, but if you've looked over the counter at the local kopi …

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