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Indonesia Prepares for Another Dangerous Fire Season

Last year some of the biggest fires in recorded history raged through Indonesia, sending a haze of smoke across the region and pumping enormous quantities of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. One culprit was the palm oil industry. With the fire season set to begin again, exacerbated by the El Nino weather pattern, efforts to reform the industry will soon be put to the test. Strong international demand for palm oil to use in snack foods and cosmetics has made the cash crop a ubiquitous...

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