Wildfires have destroyed massive areas of forest in Indonesia. The habitat of the Bornean orangutan is under threat and conservationists are trying to protect the animal from further harm.
Huge bushfires have been burning in Australia for months. But the risk of severe wildfires is increasing everywhere. A look at the link between climate change and this devastating trend.
Fires can be catastrophic in rainforests such as the Amazon, but they don't necessarily spell disaster everywhere — sometimes they help replenish ecosystems. There is even life that needs heat and fire to survive.
Land and forest fires are becoming very common in Indonesia. International environment watchdog Greenpeace says the government needs to strictly enforce laws against responsible parties.
Climate-related catastrophes like floods and forest fires are driving millions of people from their homes every year, said anti-poverty NGO Oxfam. While no one is immune, people in poor countries are most at risk.
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