air quality

Choked in smoke - living in the thick of Indonesia’s haze

Posted by ZamZami — 25 September 2015 at 3:31pm - Comments
A Greenpeace investigator documents fire on recently cleared peatland
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Smoke caused by forest fires and peatland destruction, is covering about 80% of Sumatra, Indonesia. And it seems like no matter how far you try to escape, the smoke follows.

My wife and daughter should be at our home in Pekanbaru, Riau on the east of Sumatra right now. It’s been more than a month since we moved, or rather escaped to my parent’s house in West Sumatra. But like a dark cloud over my head I’ve since discovered that wherever I go, smoke follows.

Eliminating toxic chemicals

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Toxics threaten our water, air, land, oceans - and our future.

Synthetic chemicals put the global health of humanity and the environment at risk, as the world's industries fail to research the potential impacts on our planet.

Daily workers at a denim washing factory in Xintang, China, search wastewater fo
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