Rains, lush forest blunt effects of haze in Palawan (Philippines Daily Inquirer)

Rains and Palawan’s lush forest are blunting the effects of the haze sweeping from the two-monthlong Indonesian brush fires that have been creating health and flight hazards in Mindanao and the Visayas, weathermen said Monday. Serving as a natural buffer, trees absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen at the same time, said Sonny Pajarilla of the…