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Land Use and Density Affect Fires in Indonesia

The name “Indonesia” doesn’t mean “land of fire” — it just seems that way. Biomass burning related to land-clearing for agriculture goes on practically all year, particularly in summer and fall. Fires tend to burn continuously for months because of … Continue reading

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Indonesia’s Forest Fire Hazard

Indonesia has been plagued by horrific fires for over 15 years. At some intervals, fires caused such a reduction in air quality that residents living near burn areas were taking in the equivalent of 80 packs of cigarettes a day … Continue reading

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