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Reporter: This satellite picture from NASA shows the scale of the cloud of smoke reaching from Indonesia across to Singapore and Malaysia. By zooming in, the authorities can actually see the fires. And they have already blamed eight companies have been clearing forests to make way for plantations. The fires are designed to prepare the ground, to cultivate palm oil. This kind of burning is against the law, but it's rarely enforced.

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Original video via Greenpeace's YouTube channel, which y'all should subscribe to. And a props to my Feedly account for aggregating this. Find out more about peat and forest fires in Southeast Asia at Greenpeace's Stop the Haze. This article from The Guardian also has a handy analysis of data from Global Forest Watch. For some (not) fun facts, read this NPR article about doughnuts and palm oil.

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