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The hazy skyline in Port Klang at 4.15pm yesterday. Hari Raya turned out to be a hazy one nationwide with many areas recording unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) readings. There has been a 40% increase in patients with haze-related respiratory and
Air quality around Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur and on Borneo island was unhealthy on Tuesday, with one town reaching very unhealthy levels as haze, mostly from forest fires in Indonesia, obscured skies. Kuala Lumpur residents wore facemasks as
There is no doubt that at these levels of exposure many persons were suffering from mercury-related neurologic disorders. Following the results of exposure and effects in 1975, as well as earlier mercury in blood monitoring study conducted by Health
The Washington Department of Ecology is fining a seafood company more than $112,000 for an oil spill caused by the accidental sinking of its vessel, the Clam Digger, in July 2013 near Anacortes. Authorities have determined negligence was a factor in
Emergency response teams rushed to deal with an oil spill from the wreck of the Costa Concordia on Saturday, as salvage experts prepared to tow the crippled vessel away from the island of Giglio on Monday. The oil leaked as the 115,000 ton cruise
WPG/Barcroft Media The operation to remove the Costa Concordia from the island of Giglio in Italy has caused a small oil spill, officials say. The removal operation team said "a small amount of hydrocarbons" had been spotted late on Saturday.
Raghunathan It was an unusual early morning scene on Durgabai Deshmukh Road in Adyar when a crowd, including women and children, enthusiastically collected unrefined cooking oil leaking from a tanker lorry that had toppled over at the spot. The
The air quality in the country has improved with API readings between 17 and 85. As of 8am Sunday, Nilai recorded the highest reading at 85 followed by Port Klang at 84. Shah Alam and Petaling Jaya also recorded moderate readings with API of 75 and
A total of 23 areas in Peninsular Malaysia recorded moderate air quality as of 9am, according to the Department of Environment (DOE) portal. Other areas nationwide recorded good Air Pollutant Index (API) reading. An API reading of between zero and 50
Two separate weekend spills in North Dakota, a state at the heart of the U.S. oil boom, released about 1,000 barrels, the state's health department said. The North Dakota Department of Health said all liquid oil was removed from the site of Saturday'