Everyone is talking about the haze. Still. Here is a roundup of some websites you might find useful for the latest information on the haze.
For News Information (PSI readings, government action, current hotspots, etc.)
- National Environment Agency: Regular updates on the severity of the haze, how many hot spots have been detected, weather conditions and heaps of links to even more information about how to read PSI numbers, the best masks and purifiers to buy, and really cool (frightening?) satellite images.
- The Straits Times: With a special section devoted to the haze on their website, The Straits Times has the news stories, photos and lots of information on the history of the problem of haze in Singapore.
For Information on the Haze and Your Health:
- Health Promotion Board (Singapore government run) and Health Exchange (a web initiative by SingHealth): Both these sites are general health sites but have many articles and resources related to the haze and your health.
- Ministry of Heath: With a dedicated “Haze Microsite,” the MOH is a great site to bookmark should you have concerns about the haze and your health. Here you will learn about the Haze Subsidy scheme, using masks, and how to help keep your family safe.
For Information on How You Can Help:
- Rainforest Action Network: This organization fights for the preservation of forests worldwide but most of their most recent actions and articles are focus on Indonesia. They offer lots of opportunities to support their efforts.
- We Breathe What We Buy: Run by the World Wildlife Federation-Singapore, the People’s Movement to Stop Haze (PM.Haze) and The Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), We Breathe What We Buy is focus on consumer action to fight the haze. Learn how you can be part of the solution by visit not only visiting their group site but also each individual organizations sites.
- Greenpeace: One of the most widely known and highly regarded environmental protection organizations, Greenpeace is committed to helping stop the haze in SE Asia. Not only can you learn how you can help, but you’ll also learn more about the gravity of this crisis.
- Conservation International: Another well-established international organization, Conservation International has an extensive section dedicated to help save the Indonesian people and land from environmental destruction.
And check out our top apps to check haze before you go!
By Kathleen Siddell, October 2015