Scientist who takes on firms causing wildfires wins John Maddox prize

Scientist who takes on firms causing wildfires wins John Maddox prize
 

A scientist who takes on the companies responsible for massive wildfires across Indonesia has won the prestigious John Maddox prize for standing up for science in the face of harassment, intimidation and lawsuits.
Bambang Hero Saharjo, a fire forensics specialist at Bogor Agricultural University, gathers evidence for criminal trials against firms that are accused of using illegal slash-and-burn methods to clear peatland for cash crops such as palm oil, pulpwood and rubber trees.
As an expert witness, Saharjo has received death threats and phone calls warning that his wife and family will... read more

 
12 November 2019 in Science &Technology, Views: 70
Source: Guardian
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