Studying hazy, distant exoplanets for signs of life: This is what happened on Archean Earth

Studying hazy, distant exoplanets for signs of life: This is what happened on Archean Earth

As per a latest report from NASA, Earth’s atmosphere seems to have been quite different then, probably with little available oxygen but high levels of methane, ammonia and other organic chemicals. 

Feb 09, 2017, 10:21 AM IST

Indonesia steps up fire response as haze blankets Singapore

The haze is an annual problem for Southeast Asia, but last year's fires were the worst since 1997, straining relations between Indonesia and its neighbors. 

Aug 26, 2016, 12:32 PM IST
Singapore Grand Prix: Haze would be "big health risk", says Jenson Button

Singapore Grand Prix: Haze would be "big health risk", says Jenson Button

 Former world champion Jenson Button said Thursday that severe haze would pose a "big health risk" to drivers in the Singapore Grand Prix as organisers remained on edge despite an improvement in air quality.

Sep 17, 2015, 18:48 PM IST

Indonesia orders action against land burning as haze chokes SE Asia

 Indonesian President Joko Widodo called late on Monday for strong action against anyone caught lighting fires to clear forested land, as a worsening haze blanketed the north of the country and neighbouring Singapore and Malaysia.

Sep 15, 2015, 10:06 AM IST
Smoky haze clouds Singapore Grand Prix

Smoky haze clouds Singapore Grand Prix

A smoky, `unhealthy` haze has drifted over Singapore this week clouding the build-up to the city-state`s glamour sporting spectacle - the Formula One night race.

Sep 18, 2014, 19:25 PM IST

Haze continues to shroud China

Heavy haze still shrouded China Saturday, with highways closed and flights delayed or cancelled following an alert for haze.

Dec 07, 2013, 20:19 PM IST

Southeast Asia approves anti-haze system

Southeast Asian leaders on Wednesday approved a new system aimed at cracking down on illegal forest fires blamed for the region`s worst smog crisis in years.

Oct 10, 2013, 10:03 AM IST

Indonesian farmers take legal action over haze

Indonesian farmers in a province at the centre of Southeast Asia`s worst smog outbreak for years have filed a lawsuit against the president in response to the haze crisis, activists said Wednesday.

Sep 11, 2013, 23:43 PM IST

First Malaysian death blamed on smog: Report

Smog from slash-and-burn agricultural fires in Indonesia has been blamed for killing an asthmatic woman in southern Malaysia.

Jun 26, 2013, 14:08 PM IST

Indonesian President apologises for haze

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has apologised for the haze from fires in his country that blanketed Singapore and Malaysia and caused record-setting pollution.

Jun 25, 2013, 13:39 PM IST

Indonesia formally apologizes for smoky haze

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Monday apologized to Singapore and Malaysia for record-setting pollution caused by forest fires in his country.

Jun 25, 2013, 00:30 AM IST

Malaysia faces upsurge in haze-related health complications

Malaysia on Monday faced an upsurge in health problems after thick haze blanketing Singapore moved to many parts of the country with some provinces reporting 100% jump in respiratory complications.

Jun 24, 2013, 19:20 PM IST

Malaysia smog at 16-year high

Environment minister G. Palanivel said the air pollutant index (API) hit 750 in the town of Muar -- a 16-year high for Malaysia -- Sunday morning, with two other towns also reaching hazardous levels.

Jun 23, 2013, 15:09 PM IST

Malaysia declares emergency as haze shifts from Singapore

Malaysia declared emergency on Sunday in two southern districts choked by smog blamed on forest fires in neighbouring Indonesia, as air pollution levels reached highest level in 16 years.

Jun 23, 2013, 14:33 PM IST

Indonesia says Singapore acting `like a child` over haze

Indonesia on Thursday accused Singapore of acting "like a child" over choking smog from forest fires in Sumatra that has triggered the city-state`s worst environmental crisis in more than a decade, as the two nations held talks.

Jun 20, 2013, 15:43 PM IST

Delhi wakes up to another hazy morning

Delhi woke up to a hazy morning on Wednesday as well, with the minimum temperature settling at 14.3 degrees Celsius, average for this time of the season.

Nov 08, 2012, 10:37 AM IST

Haze from Indonesia forces Malaysian schools to shut: Report

Haze from fires burning in Indonesia has drifted over Malaysia`s west coast, sending air pollution to dangerous levels in one town where schools were
reportedly forced to shut.

Oct 20, 2010, 20:43 PM IST

Dust haze over hot and dry Delhi

Delhiites woke up to a hazy and hot morning Wednesday. The national capital could witness a duststorm or thundershowers later in the day, the met office said.

Apr 21, 2010, 10:53 AM IST