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Indonesia's Illegal Deforestation Fires Killed Over 100,000: Study


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Indonesia's Illegal Deforestation Fires Killed Over 100,000: Study

Nika Knight, staff writer

As illegal forest-clearing fires once again burn acres of tropical peatland in Indonesia, new research on last year's deadly blazes estimates that 100,000 people died prematurely from the toxic haze that resulted from the fires.

The fires are set each year to cheaply and quickly clear tropical peatland for palm oil and pulpwood plantations. While technically illegal, Indonesia has historically failed to regulate the devastating practice.


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Please dont buy products with palm oil, btw, its almost everywhere.


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Singapore and Malaysia need to file class action suits against the industry ad the government of Indonesia. As long as they suffer silently and issue reports, nothing will change. Those crooks need to be brought to justice.