Indonesia and its neighbors have been smothered in a toxic haze caused by forest and peatland fires. A season of smoke has inflicted a staggering toll on the environment, economy and human health in the region.
Thousands living in the shadow of a rumbling volcano on Indonesia's resort island of Bali fled Wednesday as fears grow that it could erupt for the first time in more than 50 years.
Southern Europe and western parts of Canada and the US have been devastated by wildfires this year. And they're not the only ones - it seems like much of the world is ablaze right now. And this could be the new normal.
More than 120,000 people have fled the region around Mount Agung on the Indonesian island of Bali. Vanuatu, also on the Pacific Ring of Fire, has evacuated one of its islands as the Manaro volcano threatens to erupt.
Forest fires last year resulted in record tree loss around the globe – climate change and El Niño were major factors. This is bad news for the world's carbon sinks, since fires release CO2 into the atmosphere.
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