Consultant respiratory physician Dr Kow Ken Siong has warned that air pollution has been linked to several diseases.
The delta, the country’s rice granary, is usually flooded between August and November as water levels rise in the Mekong.
The financial hub was brought to a standstill Friday with rainfall the highest since 1884 when recordkeeping started.
The Hong Kong Observatory issued its highest level of rainstorm warning at 11.05pm on Sept 7, indicating rainfall exceeding 70 millimetres an hour, which was “likely to…
Ms Eleni Myrivili also said finding the finance for nature-based solutions and adaptation plans for cities was a major roadblock to progress.
Instead, the head of Indonesia’s state-owned oil and gas company said Indonesia needed an energy transition process that was just, affordable and orderly.
Last month was not only the hottest August scientists ever recorded by far with modern equipment, it was also the second hottest month measured, behind only July 2023.
Authorities have been scrambling to reduce pollution in the capital, which has given President Joko Widodo a cough, as Jakarta hosts the 43rd ASEAN Summit from Tuesday to Thursday.
The Hong Kong Observatory said the last three months saw the city enduring a record-breaking high mean temperature of 29.7 degrees Celsius.
As of 9 pm Aug 30, Super Typhoon Saola was estimated to be about 580 kilometres east-southeast of Hong Kong.