Peat fires: consumers to help beat them out

Nature 527, 7578 (2015).

Authors: Lahiru S. Wijedasa, Mary Rose C. Posa & Gopalasamy R. Clements

Southeast Asia’s choking air pollution continues unabated, fuelled by the burning of peat swamps for agriculture. The issue flies in the face of long-standing regional agreements on land clearance by governments in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and is at last galvanizing non-governmental organizations.

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