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Haze air pollution from burning peatlands blankets the landscape in Riau
As a dry season exacerbated by El Niño approaches, a new study warns that large expanses of Indonesia's climate-critical peatlands may not be sufficiently restored after the fires of 2015, despite government claims.
Climate-heating El Niño weather pattern is expected to increase threat of forest fires in Indonesia and air pollution in SE Asia.
Ku Kok Peng, Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd, Malaysia
Exclusive The group will soon announce commitments to decarbonise across the entire value chain, and improve its traceability and human rights policies, says Ku Kok Peng, who took up the CSO role in March last year.
Singapore's Sentosa covered in smog during haze crisis of 2015
It remains to be seen if coordination between governments and the private sector, now much improved, can be maintained with the high risk of severe haze from the return of El Niño this year, says a Singapore think tank which issued the warning.
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Both countries must address a lack of awareness among farmers, limited access to machinery and sticking to traditional practices. International funding can better equip these efforts.
Smoke from forest fires pollutes populated areas without regard for international boundaries
Governments, civil society and the international community need to work fast as the dry season approaches and smoke haze returns in Southeast Asia.
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With smoke haze posing a significant pollution problem for Southeast Asia, a victim-pays approach could result in cleaner air for all.
Mongabay Founder Rhett A. Butler: 11 things to watch in 2021
2020 was a rough year for tropical rainforest conservation efforts. So what’s in store for 2021? Mongabay Founder Rhett A. Butler reviews 11 key things to watch in the world of rainforests in 2021.
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Indonesia has made significant progress in fighting the fires caused by slash-and-burn forestry that choke Southeast Asia annually with toxic air pollution. Eco-Business spoke to the chair of Indonesia's Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) about what it will take to put the fires out permanently.
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Food & Agriculture

Freedom from Fire

In a bid to prevent another haze crisis, Indonesian agribusiness firms have developed innovative ways to work with communities to stop burning land. Here's how the fire free village programme is tackling the issue, one village at a time.
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Carbon & Climate

Indonesia on fire

Scientists from Center for International Forestry Research explain the causes and effects of burning peatlands as they visit Central Kalimantan in Indonesia.
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From Greenpeace's drones to NASA's satellites, eyes in the sky are revealing the extent of forest fires in Southeast Asia. The bad news: southern New Guinea is now also a hotspot.
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