Indonesia drops water bombs on fires, may resort to cloud-seeding

Mongabay: In an effort to control peat fires casting a pall of haze over neighboring Singapore and Malaysia, Indonesia is using airplanes to drop water across hotspots in Riau Province on the island of Sumatra, reports AFP. Officials say they may try cloud-seeding - dumping silver iodide at high altitude - if current fire-fighting efforts fall short. The fires are a growing source of tension between Indonesia and its neighbors. The Indonesian minister in charge of handling the fires, fanned the diplomatic......

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