DoE: Number of hotspots in Sumatra, Kalimantan increases

DoE: Number of hotspots in Sumatra, Kalimantan increases

New Straits Times·2019-09-22 19:26

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PUTRAJAYA: The ongoing forest fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan, Indonesia are still contributing to the transboundary haze and hike in Air Pollutant index (API) in all areas of the peninsula, Sarawak and western Sabah, according to the Department of Environment (DOE) today.

On Saturday, the ASEAN Specialised Meteorological Centre (ASMC) reported the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 20 (NOAA-20) image satellite detected an increase in hotspots with 777 in Sumatra and 363 in Kalimantan, the DOE said in its air quality and haze status report.

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