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Indonesian smoke is choking Asia

Governments have not yet figured out how to cooperate

SINGAPORE A plan recently unveiled by the Singapore government promises to give this prosperous island-state a green future, including at least 310 days of clean air per year by 2012. But there is a catch. Singapore cannot control the widespread burning of forests and scrub to clear land in neighboring Indonesia, a practice that at this time of year sends clouds of wind-borne smoke and pollutants, known euphemistically as haze, sweeping across large swathes of Southeast Asia.

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