David Sexton

Air pollution shortening life spans by 5 years in Asia, study shows

Air pollution has been rapidly encroaching on the health and longevity of individuals, particularly in Asia. A startling study conducted by the Energy Policy Institute (EPIC) at the University of Chicago has provided alarming data that paints a grim picture: air pollution is reducing the life expectancy of people in some Asian countries by up to eight years.

Indonesian artist transforms marine trash into art

The shores of the Indonesian island of Bali are awash with both tourists and plastic. While combing the temporarily deserted beaches during the pandemic, Ari Bayuaji, a Javanese artist, noticed an unlikely resource amid the trash.

ASEAN pushes for inclusive business models for sustainable growth

The Sixth ASEAN Inclusive Business Summit, hosted by Indonesia, emphasised the importance of establishing a conducive environment for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and for large businesses to adopt inclusive business (IB) models that contribute to inclusive and sustainable development in the region.

Australian Army M1A1 Abrams tanks sent to Indonesia

Australia has sent a troop of M1A1 Abrams tanks, an infantry platoon and a small fleet of armoured vehicles, trucks and recovery vehicles as well as command and control posts into the north-east of the Indonesian island of Java as part of United States forces-led military exercises with our nearest northern neighbour.

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