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Indonesia feels the heat

No sooner had the ink dried on the ASEAN Regional Haze Agreement last June when meteorologists announced El Niño was already well under way. It seems Indonesia and its neighbors are in for another six months of fires and smoke costing millions of dollars in economic losses, health costs and environmental damage. While the approaching El Niño is not expected to spark anything like the conflagration of 1997-1998, fires have already started in Kalimantan and Sumatra. People in Pontianak, West Kalimantan are beginning to don face masks while in southern Thailand residents are being advised on safety measures.
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