Indonesia warns of fire risk in haze-prone regions in March-April

Reuters: Indonesia expects dryer than normal weather in several fire and haze-prone regions in western and central Indonesia in March and April, the state weather agency (BMKG) said on Monday, referring to a recent increase in fires and hotspots. The region suffers every dry season from so-called haze caused by smoldering fires, often set deliberately to clear land for palm oil plantations on Sumatra and Borneo islands. Fires were particularly bad in 2015 because of a prolonged dry season caused by......

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