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Sunday, 16 July, 2000, 09:40 GMT 10:40 UK
HAZE 98


baby orang utan Indonesian apes 'face extinction'
Environmentalists say the rare Indonesian Orang Utan ape faces extinction because of fires raging in the eastern Kalimantan area.
Battle to break the blaze
Forest fires in Indonesia look set to cause a major ecological disaster in South East Asia for the second year running. Fergal Keane reports.
Smoke The economic cost of the haze
The smog that is once again polluting the Indonesian atmosphere has lead to fears for the South East Asian economy, which is already battered by a currency and banking crisis.
Haze - who starts the fires?
The resurgence of forest fires in Indonesia has raised fears of a return of the massive blanket of smog that smothered much of Southeast Asia last year, but why are the blazes so widespread?
Haze - bad for the health
Health fears have been raised by the threat of a reoccurrence of the smog which covered South East Asia in 1997. The threat will be felt most by the millions who, after last year, know what it is like to live engulfed by a smoky atmosphere.
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