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Tracking The Hidden Impact of Indonesia’s Forest and Peatland Fires

Fire locations and haze in Sumatra and Kalimantan, 24/9/2015 [MODIS Rapid Response Team/NASA, 2015]

Keep a sharp eye

This year NASA satellites have detected nearly 116,000 fires in Indonesia, emitting carbon at a rate of 15–20 million tons per day at their peak. The image of southern Sumatra and Borneo above, collected by the Terra satellite on 24th September, shows the density of the haze and the scale of the challenge.

Maximize the other nine months

In September 2015, our ethnographer went on a field trip to Pontianak, in West Kalimantan Province, and uncovered not just the social and economic impact of the haze but also the local gems that have been working on long-term solutions to the issue.

Hazed and Confused from PulseLabJakarta

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Accelerating Analytic Partnerships for Development and Humanitarian Action

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Pulse Lab Jakarta

Accelerating Analytic Partnerships for Development and Humanitarian Action