Smog in Kep/Kampot?

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Smog in Kep/Kampot?

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dave the wave wrote: Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:23 pm Why is there so much smog?
https://www.airvisual.com/cambodia/kep/krong-kep
No rain.
People burning rubbish.
Some farmers set their fields on fire too.
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Kammekor wrote: Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:25 pm
dave the wave wrote: Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:23 pm Why is there so much smog?
https://www.airvisual.com/cambodia/kep/krong-kep
No rain.
People burning rubbish.
Some farmers set their fields on fire too.
I was thinking it comes from Vietnam but it could be stubble burning. Anything over 100 is bad IMO. If it is consistently over 100 then i wouldn't want to be there. Pretty bad for a place that is basically jungle and national park.
I left Kep for about a month and am thinking of going back....according to that side it will get worse and expected to be the same for some time.
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Re: Smog in Kep/Kampot?

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dave the wave wrote: Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:33 pm
Kammekor wrote: Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:25 pm
dave the wave wrote: Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:23 pm Why is there so much smog?
https://www.airvisual.com/cambodia/kep/krong-kep
No rain.
People burning rubbish.
Some farmers set their fields on fire too.
I was thinking it comes from Vietnam but it could be stubble burning. Anything over 100 is bad IMO. If it is consistently over 100 then i wouldn't want to be there. Pretty bad for a place that is basically jungle and national park.
I left Kep for about a month and am thinking of going back....according to that side it will get worse and expected to be the same for some time.
Given the prevailing winds I would be surprised if it came from Vietnam.

Well, an edit is needed, winds are blowing from the East now so.......
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It's the Chinese Invasion hordes burning you out of your homes.
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Burning season has started ?

Air purifier is a must !
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It's all those hippies down there firing up a fat un
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dave the wave wrote: Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:33 pm Pretty bad for a place that is basically jungle and national park.
What place is this that is just jungle and national park? What does National Park even mean?

I drove for two hours through a National Park/ Wildlife Preservation Area in the north a few months ago. There was barely anything except the odd dead tree standing from horizon to horizon. The forests that are left have been decimated with all the most valuable wood long gone. The tracks and roads left by the developers/ loggers allow poachers easy access. The net result is the destruction of all the wildlife in Cambodia in a very short period. Pangolins, Loris and Tortoises are all found in vast quantities being smuggled, and these are only the tip of the iceberg. Apparently wildlife was relatively abundant here even 20 years ago, because the ongoing wars had made people afraid to go into certain areas. The improved security situation and new roads have spelled death for many creatures.
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jubo2 wrote: Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:02 pm Burning season has started ?

Air purifier is a must !
I'm in Varkala right now, got a bungalow for $10 night. Might as well stay here. Beach is nicer, lots of wind and cooler too.
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Re: Smog in Kep/Kampot?

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Lots of dust from the trucks and roadworks - amazing red sun just went down over Bokor
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