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Peat fire in Muar, ‘very unhealthy’ in Tangkak and Melaka

Schools in Melaka to be closed if pollution level rises above 200, those in Pontian, Muar and Tangkak to remain closed until level drops.

Peninsular haze not from us, says Indonesian met agency

But data from Asean meteorological centre contradicts the Indonesian claim, and shows prevailing winds blowing smoke haze towards the peninsula.

Be more firm with Indonesia, says haze-ridden Sarawak

With 1,087 hot spots reported in Kalimantan, Deputy Chief Minister Douglas Uggah Embas says state government does not have the power to act.

UPSR candidates in haze-affected areas to be given face masks

Exam will go on as scheduled, says head of Sarawak disaster management committee.

Stay indoors, says official as Miri suffers more smog

State health director says residents should drink plenty of water, and wash their faces and other parts of the body that have been exposed to the haze.

Miri air quality eases but still ‘hazardous’ all day

'Unhealthy' readings at Samarahan and SK Kuala Baram 2, Sarawak, and Johan Setia, Selangor.

API reading at Johan Setia, Klang, at unhealthy level

Air quality at another 67 areas reported to be at moderate levels Wednesday.

Forest fires cause ‘unhealthy’ air quality in Pahang town

Smog from Indonesia drifts over western Peninsula and Sarawak, causing hazy skies.

Haze returns to west coast of peninsula, western Sarawak

This has been blamed on the forest fires in 6 Indonesian provinces.

Keep gas detectors in risky schools, says Johor official

As a loan of gas detecting equipment to schools in Pasir Gudang ends, an executive councillor hopes they will remain at 10 schools near the industrial area.

Group links rise in respiratory illnesses with air quality in Sg...

Lydia Ong of PTAS says there has been an increase in patients seeking treatment for respiratory illnesses while a five-year-old girl has been suffering from bronchitis since March.

Stop spreading fake news on toxic fume deaths, warns Johor exco

Sahruddin Jamal rubbishes claims that victims have died from the Sungai Kim Kim chemical pollution.

India has a toxic air problem like China

New Delhi has long struggled to pull together the type of coordinated national approach that’s helped Beijing reduce pollution.

China’s environment ministry approves new plan to tackle rural pollution

China is in the fifth year of a "war on pollution" designed to reverse damage caused by decades of untrammelled economic growth.

New Penang highway: Impact on air quality, health not accurately reported

The proposal to build the six-lane Pan Island Link has raised concerns over its effectiveness, financial cost and adverse environmental impact.

EBRD says would back Poland’s electric cars, anti-smog plan

Poland aims to have one million electric cars on its roads by 2025 and also intends to set up offshore wind farms.

STUDY: China cuts smog but health damage already done

China faces about 1.6 million premature deaths a year as a result of air pollution.

French statues get anti-pollution masks in clean air protest

Activists put masks on statues in Paris and other French cities on Saturday to highlight what they say is France's failure to tackle air pollution.

Study: China ‘winning’ war on smog, helping life expectancy

By contrast, it took the US a dozen years and a severe recession to attain similar improvements in air quality after it enacted its 1970 Clean Air Act.

Car-mad Germany anxious as court to rule on diesel bans

Both the government and the car industry fear outrage from the millions of diesel owners whose lives would be disrupted and whose vehicles would lose value.

Coal-loving Poland struggles with killer smog

Poland's coal industry has brought the country economic prosperity, but also severely damaged its air quality.

EU summons France, Germany, UK to ‘final chance’ pollution talks

The three countries are among nine countries whose environment ministers have been summoned for exceeding emissions limits.

Hong Kong engulfed in smog as fears grow over air

There is more smog over Hong Kong's skies now than there has been in a long time.

No joke: China government warns northern cities to get serious in...

The Chinese government has criticized some cities in the north of China for their poor air quality.