Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Singapore Haze -- Is Better Today

The hill in the background is Bukit Timah. I can actually see it today! The Straits-Times said today that the haze brought the Pollutants Standards Index (PSI) to 73 yesterday. A reading of 100 is considered unhealthy. From the Straits-Times, "Fires are set by farmers to clear the land during the dry season in Sumatra and Borneo every year. They have continued the practice despite Jakarta's threat that it will prosecute landowners caught in the act.
More than 240 people and two companies are now awaiting criminal charges for the offence."

Let's hope we get some rain soon to put out the fires.

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