Sales
0161 215 3700
0800 458 4545
Support
0800 230 0032
0161 215 3711
Fast Chat

Welcome to UKFast, do you have a question? Our hosting experts have the answers.

Sarah Wilson UKFast | Account Manager

Bad year for Asian smog predicted

Bad year for Asian smog predicted

The haze which annually envelops huge swathes of Southeast Asia could be worse than ever this year, according to the region's environment ministers.

The problem occurs when smoke from forest fires combines with industrial pollution to create and acrid smog.

As well as being an environmental issue, the smog costs the region's countries billions of dollars each year through lost working days and tourism.

Ministers gathering to discuss the problem in Malaysia this week said meteorologists were predicting that the cooling El Nina weather phenomenon would fade in the autumn, leading to a dry spell likely to herald a surge in forest fires which would in turn exacerbate problems with the haze.

Sam Bond


print this article

Return to green news headlines
View Green News Archive

Share with: