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In Indonesia, climate threat comes from the ground

Lucrative slash-and-burn farming practices in the Indonesian island of Borneo are uncovering and drying out carbon-rich peat moss, causing fires that burn for weeks and gush carbon into the atmosphere.

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A climate threat, rising from the soil
Article | TARUNA JAYA, INDONESIA -- Across a patch of pineapples shrouded in smoke, Idris Hadrianyani battled a menace that has left his family sleepless and sick -- and has wrought as much damage on the planet as has exhaust from all the cars and trucks in the United States. Against the advancing flames, ...

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