Greenpeace went into the field two weeks ago to investigate how the haze wave was affecting communities in Sumatra and to get an insight into how the forest fires had turned people's lives upside down. "If the haze reached 400 PSI, it is already considered dangerous to human health. last week, on the 25th June, we measured it reached 900 PSI!" said Dr. Syaiful, the director of Dumai General Hospital.
7 month old Ihsan, is treated by a doctor after he was diagnosed as having a respiratory infection due to the air pollution caused by forest fires in Dumai, Riau Province, Indonesia.
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A look back at some of the Greenpeace campaign successes from the past twelve months.
Greenpeace volunteers prepare to distribute rice seeds for planting, to farmers whose fields where totally destroyed by Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit). A group of farmers from the islands of Cebu, Bohol and Negros – strong movers of sustainable and...
The breathing roots of mangroves are covered by a sheet of black oil on the banks of the Sela River in Sundarbans, Bangladesh, a UNESCO World Heritage site, after an oil-tanker carrying 350,000 litres of furnace oil sank in the river after it had...
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