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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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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.

Haze continues to shroud China

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.