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The Toxic Haze Choking Southeast Asia

By Gerard @presurfer
The Toxic Haze Choking Southeast Asiaimage credit: David Ford cc
A heavy cloud envelopes the city. Only the dim outline of towers can be seen through the fog. Roads seem to snake away eerily into nothingness. It looks rather like an alien mist from a horror movie, but sadly, this isn't fiction.
People who venture outside take proper precautions, because this is toxic smog - known in the region as 'the haze.' Attributed to Indonesian forest fires, the almost yearly phenomenon brings with it a slew of environmental woes.

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