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2008-08-11 15:00:46

By BILL MCKEOWN California has given us many wonderful things: Sonny and Cher. Body waxing. "The Real Housewives of Orange County." On Friday -- and continuing through next week -- California is giving us something not quite so delightful: haze. Smoke from more than 40 lightning-sparked fires in north-central California has been blown our way by typical west-to-east wind flows, said meteorologist Steve Hodanish of the U.S. Weather Service in Pueblo. He said forecast simulations...

2005-08-13 00:59:05

By Jalil Hamid KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia lifted a state of emergency in two areas near the capital on Saturday after air pollution levels fell well below the danger mark, easing the country's worst pollution crisis in eight years. Officials said changing winds have helped lift the smog which has shrouded central Malaysia for a week, dispersing the haze into the northern part of the country. The sky over Kuala Lumpur was clear for the first time in days and the weather bureau...

2005-08-12 23:26:46

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia on Saturday lifted a state of emergency in two areas near the capital after air pollution levels fell below the danger mark, state media said, as the country's worst pollution crisis in eight years eased. Bernama agency said pollution readings were below the 500-level mark which had triggered the emergency on Thursday in Kuala Selangor and Port Klang, the country's biggest port, following choking smoke from forest fires in neighbouring Indonesia....

2005-08-12 07:32:20

By Bazuki Muhammad and Ade Rina KUALA SELANGOR, Malaysia/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Malaysia got a short breathing space on Friday from its worst air pollution crisis in eight years as changing winds scattered acrid smoke from forest fires burning in neighboring Indonesia. The skies cleared over downtown Kuala Lumpur's iconic Petronas Towers and palm trees shivered in breezes that carried away some of the haze that has shrouded the city for a week, although weather officials warned that the...

2005-08-12 03:17:26

By Bazuki Muhammad and Ade Rina PORT KLANG, Malaysia/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Malaysians prayed for rain on Friday and a quick end to the country's worst pollution crisis in eight years as residents choked on acrid forest-fire smoke blowing in from neighboring Indonesia. As the call to prayers echoed from mosques around the mainly Muslim country, the premier called for Muslims, Christians, Buddhists and Hindus to seek divine intervention to wash the skies of a week-long haze that has...

2005-08-11 22:27:11

By Jahabar Sadiq PORT KLANG, Malaysia (Reuters) - Malaysia's worst pollution crisis in eight years appeared to ease on Friday, a week after large parts of the country began choking on thick forest-fire smoke blowing across from neighboring Indonesia. In Malaysia's biggest port, one of two areas declared an emergency zone on Thursday, the sun still appeared as a feeble orange disc through the smog but visibility had improved markedly, a slight breeze blew and fewer people wore face...

2005-08-11 13:31:59

By Bazuki Muhammad PORT KLANG, Malaysia (Reuters) - Malaysia declared an emergency near its capital on Thursday as acrid haze from Indonesian forest fires drove air pollution readings into the danger zone, forcing a brief closure of its biggest port. Peninsular Malaysia faces its worst pollution crisis in eight years. Choking haze from forest fires on Sumatra island is threatening public health, disrupting transport and stoking fears for the economy. Deputy Prime Minister Najib...

2005-08-11 06:49:28

By Bazuki Muhammad PORT KLANG, Malaysia (Reuters) - Malaysia declared an emergency near its capital on Thursday as acrid haze from Indonesian forest fires drove air pollution readings into the danger zone, forcing a brief closure of its biggest port. Peninsular Malaysia faces its worst pollution crisis in eight years. Choking haze from forest fires on Sumatra island is threatening public health, disrupting transport and stoking fears for the economy. Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak told...

2005-08-10 21:31:38

By Mark Bendeich KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia sought crisis talks with its biggest neighbor on Thursday as Indonesian forest fires smothered peninsular Malaysia in a choking haze, threatening public health and raising fears for its economy. Much of peninsular Malaysia, including the capital, has been shrouded in thick smog for a week, presenting the country with its worst pollution crisis since 1997, when smoke mainly from Indonesian forest fires blocked out skies across Southeast...


Latest Malaysian haze Reference Libraries

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2009-07-06 16:44:13

Haze is a type of atmospheric phenomenon where dust, smoke and dry particles in the air obscure the sky's clarity. Haze is created through various activities including farming, traffic pollution,and even wildfires. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) categorizes the obscuration of the Earth's atmosphere by a list of different types of atmospheric phenomena. One of these is haze. The other classifications are: fog, ice fog, steam fog, mist, smoke, volcanic ash, dust, sand, and snow....

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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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