Indonesia haze: Why do forests keep burning?

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Photo by Bjorn Vaughn

"Almost every year, a smoky haze blankets the South East Asian region - signalling the return of forest fires in Indonesia.


For many in this region, grey skies and a lingering acrid smell are not unfamiliar, but 2019 has already brought with it some of the worst haze levels in years.

But what causes these fires - and why do Indonesia's forests burn each year?"



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