Virtually the entire country – 92 per cent – has been “experiencing drought due to El Niño cycle at the end of 2018, resulting in a drier and harsher dry season,” an IFRC information bulletin said.
Agriculture experts see the rare commodity of damar as something bigger; as a sort of anti-palm oil — a model to combat deforestation and climate change.
In North Jakarta, the trade-in value of 70kg of aluminium cans – around 4,500 empty cans – is equivalent to 1g of gold at the Wijaya Kusuma Waste Bank.
McKinsey & Company has been appointed to conduct a feasibility study on moving the capital from the crowded, flood-prone city of Jakarta on Java island to the forested island of Borneo.
Jakarta is still sinking by 12 centimetres (4.7 inches) per year in northern parts of the city, despite an improvement in groundwater levels blamed for causing land subsidence.
In West Sumatra, residents of village Pakan Rabaa have put in place a treetop surveillance system that uses recycled cellphones and artificial intelligence software to listen for rogue loggers and catch them in the act.
Tourists are flocking to Umbul Ponggok to have their photos taken underwater. The pool’s crystal-clear waters contain exotic fish and quirky props for ultimate Instagram moments.
“We still have no real data on how the haze affects the people who have to live in it for sustained periods.” Local communities have been overcome by the haze for almost two months.
Do you love Oreos? How about Pop-Tarts? Instant ramen? All these snacks have become targets in the Rainforest Action Network’s (RAN) latest campaign against palm oil plantations.
Indonesia’s financial regulator is encouraging banks to increase “green lending”.
Shifting winds have spread smoke belched by fires on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra bringing a choking smog to Indonesia’s neighbours, Malaysia and Singapore.
Environmental experts say Indonesia’s capital relocation will not solve problems in Jakarta, only create other ones in the new capital.
The bulk of Jakarta’s population simply cannot afford to pay to have rubbish taken away. Would you feed your child or have garbage taken away?
Working around the clock, thousands of firefighters are struggling to contain smog-belching blazes raging across rainforests and farmland in Indonesia…
“The Indonesian government has been systematically trying to resolve this to the best of its ability. Not all smog is from Indonesia,” said Indonesia’s environment minister, Siti Nurbaya Bakar…
To prevent premature deaths from toxic haze, we developed a new online tool to provide decision-makers with information to protect people living downwind from the fires.