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Humans turning Indonesian rainforest into a tinderbox

Date : 24th February 2009, Source : New Scientist



Human activities have turned the world's third largest rainforest region into a tinderbox that climate change will ignite. So concludes a new study of fire in the forests of Sumatra and Borneo in Indonesia. Investigators examined the fire history of Indonesian forests by analysing half a century of visibility records at local airports.

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16652-humans-turning-indonesian-rainforest-into-a-tinderbox.html





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