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Indonesia: Where There’s Smoke

We track down companies accused of being behind Indonesia’s deadly fires that have caused a global environmental crisis.

As world leaders meet in Paris to discuss a new climate change agreement, Indonesia has unleashed an emissions catastrophe on a global scale.

Toxic haze from fires swept across Southeast Asia, resulting in 21 deaths and the release of more greenhouse gases each day than in the United States. Four-hundred pulpwood and palm oil companies are under investigation by the Indonesian government.

101 East follows the trail of evidence that leads from the smoke-filled plantations directly to major global brands.

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