Chiang Mai Firefighters Continued Efforts to Extinguish Air Polluting Forest Fires

An article by Pichayada Promchertchoo of CNA captures one of the hardest firefighting jobs in the world. In the forests of Samoeng, Thailand, for nearly two months, the firefighters have been on the front line of the ongoing battle against…

Forest fires in the Philippines cause evacuations from Mt Apo

A major forest fire broke out on the Philippines, Mt. Apo on Saturday (26 March) and has affected more than 100 hectares of forest cover. Dozens of trekkers, who climbed Mt. Apo during the Holy Week, were evacuated as the…

Indonesian forest fires last year cost the country at least $16 billion in economic losses

Forest fires in Indonesia last year cost the country at least $16 billion in economic losses, equivalent to 1.9 per cent of its GDP, according to the World Bank. The haze had “a direct and palpable impact” on the nation’s…

International firefigher aid to assist in Indonesia.

Indonesia has asked Australia to help it fight forest fires raging through Kalimantan and Sumatra that have created dangerously high levels of air pollution in the region. An Australian firefighting team will begin arriving in Indonesia on Sunday to water bomb forest…

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