While normal trade wind patterns continue over the Hawaiian Islands this week, those breezes would be welcome in parts of East Asia. The haze in Southeast Asia has been a focus of recent attention, but now concerns have moved north. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.
Haze is a seasonal problem across much of Southeast Asia. Illegal fires in Indonesia are the main cause - often associated with palm oil plantations. But now a different kind of haze issue is stretching across some skies in South Korea.