Indonesia May Take Up to a Decade to Curb Annual Land Fires

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A villager tries to extinguish a peatland fire on the outskirts of Palangkaraya in central Kalimantan.

Photographer: Bay Ismoyo/AFP/Getty Images

Indonesia may take as long as a decade to permanently curb the plantation land-burning that sends choking smog across swathes of Southeast Asia each year, according to a research fellow at Nanyang Technological University.

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