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Thickening Haze Dampens Swing of Singapore Festivities

A thickening, smoky haze cast a shadow over festivities in Singapore on Thursday, as Muslims headed to mosques to celebrate the culmination of the annual Singapore and Chinese readied for a traditional harvest festival. The three-hour Pollutant Standards Index (PSI), which measures air pollution in the country, hit the day's high of 262 at noon on a public holiday. It then dropped to 225 in the mid-afternoon. The haze is blowing in from neighboring Indonesia where forests are being...

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