Fire-resistant tropical forest at brink of disappearance in Indonesian regions due to human modification

December 21, 2020 – Tropical deforestation exacerbates recurrent peatland fire events in this region. These release globally significant greenhouse gas emissions and produce toxic haze events across South East Asia. An area of tropical forest and peatland larger than the Netherlands has burned in Indonesia in the past five years, according to Greenpeace. Yet the […]