Malaysia ‘can help’ Indonesia tackle Forest Fires

Malaysia ‘can help’ Indonesia tackle Forest Fires

As the peak of the dry seasons looms, so does the risk of forest fires. And forest fires in Malaysia and Indonesia can spell disaster. To forestall that eventuality, Malaysia is ready to send firefighters to Indonesia to help extinguish open fires, according to Natural Resources and Environment Minister Wan…

Tackling Indonesia’s forest Fires at the Grassroots

Tackling Indonesia’s forest Fires at the Grassroots

They’ve had enough and set out to stop it. “They”: an alliance of farmers, citizens, environmentalists and agriculture companies. “It”: the periodic haze caused by the widespread burning of trees, shrubs and other vegetation in Indonesia. The Fire-Free Alliance, which was set up a year ago in the wake of a massive…

Fire Tears through a Sarawak Forest. Time to Worry

Fire Tears through a Sarawak Forest. Time to Worry

Here we go again: yet another forest fire. A flash fire that started on February 21 in Sarawak devastated at least 200 hectares of forest in the northern part of the state within the space of a single day. The flames, which continue to rage, have already destroyed precious natural resources,…