Changing wind directions and the vast pile of flammable waste have caused the fire to spread quickly, hindering the extinguishing efforts, according to the authorities.
Shifts in seasons, abnormal water flows and stubborn glaciers are wreaking havoc in Pakistan's mountainous regions.
The June-August period this year was the warmest on record worldwide by a puzzlingly wide margin, with heatwaves occurring from Japan to the US.
Deputy Director of the Department of Climate Change Mai Kim Lien said the emission trading system would come into official operation in 2028.
Four countries vital for global fashion production are at the risk of losing $65 billion in export earnings and 1 million potential jobs by 2030.
Once a faithful friend of farmers in the subcontinent, with evenly spread and generous showers, the monsoon has turned fickle, affecting agricultural productivity and livelihoods.
The ongoing El Nino weather phenomenon has also brought dry weather and delayed the rainy season in several regions.
According to the Weather and Climate Services for Asean, the number of hot spots had spiked to 93 in Kalimantan and 62 in Sumatra on Monday, the highest in the last seven days.
The city administration ordered half of its public employees to work from home last month. Now more people may be asked to do the same.
Consultant respiratory physician Dr Kow Ken Siong has warned that air pollution has been linked to several diseases.