Planet Funder - Borneo and Sumatra Fire Emergency https://planetfunder.org/projects/SIES_Fires

Planet Funder - Borneo and Sumatra Fire Emergency

Haze in Central Kalimantan Child and cat seen at Sei Ahass village, where the air is engulfed with thick haze from the forest fires. Kapuas district in Central Kalimantan province on Borneo island, Indonesia.  These fires are a threat to the health of millions. Smoke from landscape fires kills an estimated 110,000 people every year across Southeast Asia, mostly as a result of heart and lung problems, and weakening newborn babies.

Child and cat seen at Sei Ahass village, where the air is engulfed with thick haze from the forest fires

Planet Funder - Borneo and Sumatra Fire Emergency https://planetfunder.org/projects/SIES_Fires

Planet Funder - Borneo and Sumatra Fire Emergency

Planet Funder - Borneo and Sumatra Fire Emergency https://planetfunder.org/projects/SIES_Fires

Planet Funder - Borneo and Sumatra Fire Emergency

Planet Funder - Borneo and Sumatra Fire Emergency

Satellites Expose Just How Bad Indonesias Fires Are - Satellites like Germany's and NASA's MODIS are pretty good at finding things that are on fire. The post Satellites Expose Just How Bad Indonesias Fires Are appeared first on WIRED.

IPR: Greenpeace Calls for a Fire Action Plan

IPR: Greenpeace Calls for a Fire Action Plan

Fires at the peatland in the district of Kapuas in the Central Kalimantan province on Borneo island, Indonesia. Peatland soils store a massive amount of carbon. When peatlands are cleared and drained for plantations, they degrade and the carbon they store starts to release into the atmosphere as CO2 emissions. If peat soils catch fire, they can smoulder away below the soil surface, which is exceedingly difficult to extinguish. Haze in Central Kalimantan

Fires at the peatland in the district of Kapuas in the Central Kalimantan province on Borneo island, Indonesia. Peatland soils store a massive amount of carbon. When peatlands are cleared and drained for plantations, they degrade and the carbon they store starts to release into the atmosphere as CO2 emissions. If peat soils catch fire, they can smoulder away below the soil surface, which is exceedingly difficult to extinguish. Haze in Central Kalimantan

Fires at the peatland in the district of Kapuas in the Central Kalimantan province on Borneo island, Indonesia. Peatland soils store a massive amount of carbon. When peatlands are cleared and drained for plantations, they degrade and the carbon they store starts to release into the atmosphere as CO2 emissions. If peat soils catch fire, they can smoulder away below the soil surface, which is exceedingly difficult to extinguish. Haze in Central Kalimantan

Big brands like PepsiCo, Johnson & Johnson & Colgate are still using rainforest-destroying palm oil. We have to force them to stop before the Indonesian rainforest is ablaze again.

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