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CHUKAI (Bernama): Firefighters had to climb Bukit Harimau Menangis here for 30 minutes to extinguish a forest fire that broke out in an area of about 0.8 hectare (ha) on Thursday (July 22).
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Smoke from wildfires covered the Siberian city of Yakutsk on Sunday where people were advised by the mayor to stay home and not open windows as the region fights unprecedented blazes the Kremlin blames on climate change.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's army sent firefighting planes on Tuesday to battle huge wildfires that have blanketed Siberian towns in thick smoke as residents complain of being suffocated in a region known for its frozen tundra that is now sweltering under a heatwave.
COOL winds and showers are bringing crisp weather with blue skies for Penang, but state environment committee chairman Phee Boon Poh calls on the people not to be complacent because the heat wave happening on the other side of the globe can affect anyone.
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN): There is a low risk of severe haze originating from forest fires in Indonesia this year, a local think-tank has assessed.
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ANN): Due to heightened public awareness and preparedness in fire safety, there were less emergency calls (459 or seven per cent) in 2020, compared to 2019.
KOTA KINABALU: The government has been urged to consider alternative alignment for the Pan-Borneo Highway project in Telupid to avoid environmental impact while generating positive ones for surrounding communities.
Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali Apong has called for continuous scientific research of the natural environment of Brunei’s forests.
US agribusiness giant Cargill Inc said it is building a US$200 million palm oil refinery in the Indonesian province of Lampung, which the company expects to be completed late next year.