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PETALING JAYA: Just as most Malaysians are heaving a sigh of relief that the country is in the recovery stage of the Covid-19 pandemic, another problem is looming – the annual haze.
In China, fighting pollution is one of the ‘three tough battles’, together with poverty reduction and achieving financial stability. More than 45 major Chinese cities have said they plan to establish a waste sorting system by the end of the year and smaller cities will follow suite by 2025.
KUALA LUMPUR, July 5 (Bernama): Cross-border haze from east and central Kalimantan, Indonesia is not expected to hit the country soon, said the Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia).
The air that we breathe was at its cleanest during the conditional movement control order. But now, air quality has dipped, with the return of heavy traffic and industrial activities.
KUALA LUMPUR: To boost domestic tourism, Sunway will be launching its “Ke Sana Ke Sini Ke Sunway” campaign on July 6.
BRASILIA (Reuters) - The number of fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest rose 20% in June to a 13-year-high for the month, government data showed on Wednesday, as researchers worry that it could signal a repeat of last year's surge in forest fires.
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN): Indonesia will respect Singapore’s investigation into individuals and companies implicated in the 2015 peatland and forest fires, on the condition that the investigation does not violate Indonesian sovereignty or international law.
THE Kedah state government’s rush to resume logging activities in the Greater Ulu Muda Forest and the Terengganu state government’s decision to degazette the Belara Forest Reserve to make way for plantations are proof that politicians are incapable of thinking of the long-term consequences of their decisions or prioritising the future of the planet and country.
(Reuters) - A massive plume of dust whipped up from the Sahara desert will hover over the U.S. Southeast this weekend, forecasters say, shrouding the region in a brown haze and raising more health concerns in states where the coronavirus crisis is worsening.