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Indonesia is burning peatlands. Here’s why that makes the haze even worse than normal fires.

Smoldering peat in Sumatra and Kalimantan is behind the poisonous smog. 

Malaysia and Indonesia are both using hotspot maps in a public battle over haze responsibility

“Not all smog is from Indonesia... the Malaysian government should have explained this objectively.”

Johor’s firefighters battling forest fire in Iskandar Puteri

Some 16ha of forest at Kampung Pekajang started burning last Friday afternoon due to the current dry weather in the state.
Jeff Bezos and a wildfire in the Santa Cruz region of Bolivia on August 22.

Twitter users have hopped on a viral hashtag to ask Jeff Bezos of Amazon (the company) to help save the Amazon (the burning rainforest)

Bezos' multi-billion-dollar company, Amazon, gets its name from the Amazon river that passes through the rainforest.
A fire burns along a highway in a deforested section of the Amazon basin on November 23, 2014 in Ze Doca, Brazil.

Here’s what you can do to help the burning, ravaged Amazon rainforest

The Amazon rainforest is experiencing a record-breaking number of fires — they can be seen from space. Here's what you can do to help.
A composite image showing some of the Amazon burning in Brazil on August 21, 2019, and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in March.

Brazil’s president baselessly claimed that NGOs set the Amazon on fire on purpose to make him look bad

Fires in the Amazon are producing so much smoke that the city of São Paulo, which is 2,000 miles away, was plunged into darkness Wednesday.
Trees burn during a forest fire near Maials, west of Tarragona, Spain, June 27, 2019.

A pile of manure in Spain spontaneously ignited in Europe’s record heatwave, and started a forest fire

Miquel Buch, interior minister of Catalonia, Spain, warned that the fires "could burn through 20,000 hectares."
The Intel Shooting Star drones during the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Field on April 15, 2018 in Indio, California.

States at risk of wildfires are replacing July 4 fireworks with drone shows

Towns in dry states like California, Colorado, and Arizona are getting creative with their July 4 celebrations amid concerns of sparking wildfires in the area. After scrapping their usual fireworks shows as a precaution, several towns have opted for drone light shows instead.

The massive wildfire raging in Canada has grown 8 times since Wednesday

The fire in Fort McMurray, Alberta, has grown 8x the size since yesterday according to NASA.