Thursday, June 20, 2013

Apocalyptic scenes as smog engulfs Singapore

A group of office workers wearing face masks take a picture in Singapore on June 20, 2013

A group of office workers wearing face masks take a picture in Singapore on June 20, 2013. Fast-food deliveries have been cancelled, the army has suspended field training and even Singapore's top marathon runner has retreated as residents try

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-06-apocalyptic-scenes-smog-engulfs-singapore.html#jCp
A group of office workers wearing face masks take a picture in Singapore on June 20, 2013. Fast-food deliveries have been cancelled, the army has suspended field training and even Singapore's top marathon runner has retreated as residents try.

Fast-food deliveries have been cancelled, the army has suspended field training and even Singapore's top marathon runner has retreated as residents try to protect themselves from the smog that has descended on the city-state.

In Singapore's worst environmental crisis in more than a decade, the skyscrapers lining the Marina Bay financial district were shrouded by thick smoke Thursday as raging forest fires in neighbouring Indonesia's Sumatra island pushed air pollution levels to an all-time high.

Marathon runner Mok Ying Ren said the haze had forced him to run indoors on a gym treadmill as "it is just too crazy to run outdoors in these conditions".

For the rest of the story: http://phys.org/news/2013-06-apocalyptic-scenes-smog-engulfs-singapore.html

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