News tagged with southeast asia

Indonesian farmers take legal action over haze

Indonesian farmers in a province at the centre of Southeast Asia's worst smog outbreak for years have filed a lawsuit against the president in response to the haze crisis, activists said Wednesday.

Sep 11, 2013
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Pumping draws arsenic toward a big-city aquifer

Naturally occurring arsenic pollutes wells across the world, especially in south and southeast Asia, where an estimated 100 million people are exposed to levels that can cause heart, liver and kidney problems, ...

Sep 11, 2013
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Haze returns to Indonesia as fires rage

Fires cloaked parts of Indonesia's Sumatra in thick smog Tuesday, forcing the cancellation of flights, two months after blazes on the island sparked Southeast Asia's worst haze crisis for years.

Aug 27, 2013
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Land-clearing Blazes in Indonesia

In Indonesia, land-clearing blazes dot the countryside. Fires for clearing land have been outlowed for all but the smallest landowners, but the "slash-and-burn" practice still persists despite cloaking Southeast ...

Jul 22, 2013
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