Singapore smog from Indonesia fire could last weeks

BBC: Singapore’s prime minister has warned that the haze engulfing the city could last for weeks, as air pollution in the city-state soars to record levels. The pollution standards index peaked at 371 Thursday, breaking previous records and going well above hazardous levels. It eventually fell to about 300.

The haze is caused by illegal forest fires in Indonesia’s Sumatra Island, but the two neighbors have accused each other over who is responsible for the smog.

Photo: Office workers return from a lunch break in front of buildings blanketed by haze in Singapore on June 19, 2013. (Roslan Rahman / AFP - Getty Images)

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  1. go-ask-amber reblogged this from breakingnews and added:
    I’m surprised that this is receiving virutally no news coverage here. My roommate lives in Singapore, and they literally...
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  3. bharatinarothum reblogged this from breakingnews and added:
    Illegal forest fires - why ??
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  14. anim-plosion reblogged this from breakingnews and added:
    K, so it’s not West Sumatra where my mom is from that’s doing the damage....
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    Don’t really see where singapore’s fault is in this case though.
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