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In defence of the environment

Indonesian firefighters battling a fire earlier this month at a peatland forest in Ogan Ilir, South Sumatra. The Indonesian authorities are deploying thousands of extra personnel to prevent a repeat of the 2015 fires, which were the worst for two dec
Indonesian firefighters battling a fire earlier this month at a peatland forest in Ogan Ilir, South Sumatra. The Indonesian authorities are deploying thousands of extra personnel to prevent a repeat of the 2015 fires, which were the worst for two decades and choked the region in haze for weeks.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Asia News Network writers highlight three environmental threats on the rise. Here are excerpts.

Editorial

The Statesman, India

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 18, 2019, with the headline 'In defence of the environment'. Print Edition | Subscribe