Ecological disaster looms for rain forests of Sumatra

LONDON – Our small plane had been flying low over Sumatra for three hours but all we had seen was an industrial landscape of palm and acacia trees stretching 50 km in every direction. A haze of blue smoke from newly cleared land drifted eastward over giant plantations. Long drainage canals dug through equatorial swamps … Continue reading Ecological disaster looms for rain forests of Sumatra