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Sydney gasps for air as Australia bushfire smoke reaches record levels

Sydney smoke haze

Melbourne, AustraliaReuters The Australian state of New South Wales is gasping under the worst levels of air pollution recorded as smoke from widespread bushfires causes a spike in hospital visits and hazards including poor visibility for drivers. Sydney, the country’s most populous city, woke up to a thick haze, and blood red sun, for the […]

It’s not just the Amazon: Indonesia urged to stop deadly fires

Indonesia fires

Kuala LumpurThomson Reuters Foundation Indonesia must increase funding to detect and tackle forest fires quicker and enforce conservation laws to avoid another major haze crisis, a United Nations official said on Wednesday, as fears mount over the climate impacts of rainforest losses. Indonesia and its South-East Asian neighbours are regularly hit by thick smog from […]